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.

  1. Lake
         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
         off 42.

  2. Willmore
         Lodge Museum – Dam history in Photos and Artifacts located in this
         historic log building built in 1930 by Union Electric Company. Located in
         Lake Ozark.

  3. 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.

  4. Bagnell
         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.

  5. Thunder
         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.

  6. Mother’s
         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

  7. Camden
         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.

  8. Swinging
         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.

  9. Miller
         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.

  10. Tunnel
         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.