Top 10 Free Attractions at Lake of the Ozarks
Looking for fun things to do at Lake of the Ozarks on a
budget? Below are a few suggestions.
of the Ozarks State Park - 17,441-acre playground with 85 miles of
shoreline. Bring a picnic lunch to
enjoy after swimming at the free sand beaches. Located just to the south of Osage Beach
Lodge Museum – Dam history in Photos and Artifacts located in this
historic log building built in 1930 by Union Electric Company. Located in
- Ha Ha
Tonks State Park – Walk the ruins of a European Style castle. Experience the natural spring fed lake
at the foot of the Ha Ha Tonka cliff.
Located 5 miles southwest of Camdenton on State Road D.
Dam Overlook - Located on Bagnell Dam Blvd, just Northeast of the
dam. View of Bagnell Dam and the
City of Lake Ozark. View the Osage
River and visit several areas that explain historical facts along with a
turbine that was recently retired after 70 plus year of use.
Mountain Conservation Area – North of Camdenton off Hwy 5 north 2.2 miles
to Thunder Mountain rd. 40 acres conservation area with a 80 foot fire
tower open to the public to get a bird’s eye view of the lake along with ¾
mile hiking trail and archery range.
Shrine – Summer or Winter Beautiful fountain, flower, carillon bells and
peaceful surroundings. In the
winter visit the Festival of Lights.
Outdoor services 8 pm Saturday evening and 8 am Sunday morning. Hwy
5 in Laurie
County Museum, Linn Creek located in the once Linn Creek School, each
classroom has been devoted to a specific theme, ranging from a specific
theme, ranging from archives to a weaving room, where woven rugs can
actually be purchased. Open April through October.
Bridges and Shallow - located out Hwy 42 past State Pak to Swinging
Bridges Rd. Area is named for a
wood planked suspension bridge.
Great area for tubing or fishing.
county Museum - Tuscumbia Hwy 52. The museum serves as a monument for the
folk life of central Missouri society, its Indian Heritage, early home
accessories, machines, crafts, schools, churches and agriculture.
Dam Whistle Shallows – Hwy 54 west, past Camdenton to the junction of J
and U. Go left on U and immediately
right, 2.5 miles to Edith, then right on Whistle Rd. Tunnel Dam is 3 miles
long and is the end of the Big Niangua River. Great place to take an afternoon picnic,
swim or just relax. Great area for
fishing from the bank.