May 1, 2014

Enjoy Blue Skies, Blue Water at the 

Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. - The Lake of the Ozarks is all about the color blue - blue water and blue skies.  Whether seen from a boat or an aircraft, the Lake presents a mosaic of natural beauty for visitors.  Lake area businesses provide easy access to this breathtaking panorama, offering plenty of options for cruising on and above the Lake.


Everything boaters need is available at the Lake of the Ozarks, from launch ramps to dockside dining.  There are nine public access ramps at Bagnell Dam, Gravois Mills, Sunrise Beach, Lake of the Ozarks State Park and other locations.  There are also launching ramps at the Lake's full-service commercial marinas.  Many of these public and private sites offer gas and convenience items, and some charge a small fee.  It's convenient for overnight visitors to the Lake to bring their boats, too.  Many of the area's lodging facilities offer boat slips and boat ramps for guests' use. 


WFO Watercraft Rentals is one of many marinas around the Lake of the Ozarks where visitors can rent their own boat.

Travelers who don't have their own boats can enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks from the water by renting a speedboat, pontoon, fishing boat or personal watercraft at some of the area marinas, resorts and campgrounds.  Rent by the hour, the day or longer and cruise along the main channel or explore the Lake's quiet coves.  


For those who don't want to be "captains," it's still easy to cruise on the Lake.  Several Lake of the Ozarks marinas offer charters.  Visitors can choose when and how long they want to cruise, whether for a day-long Lake adventure or a romantic sunset trip.


The Tropic Island luxury yacht docks at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.
Daily scenic cruises on motor yachts such as the Tropic Island and the Celebration, as well as the paddlewheeler Tom Sawyer, offer a look at the Lake in the fresh air on deck or from climate-controlled comfort indoors.   The Celebration offers lunch and dinner cruises each day, and all three vessels offer charter cruises for lunch or dinner, parties or special occassions.  These trips include all the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks, from million-dollar views to lavish million-dollar homes and other points of interest.  
The Lake was recently named one of the top five destinations in the nation to dock and dine by Boating Magazine.


Whether they spend the day on the water or on the shore, Lake of the Ozarks visitors also can enjoy Lake views while they enjoy the area's great food.  There's no need to leave the water to eat, since 60 of the Lake area's 200 restaurants feature waterfront dining.  There are even water taxis to deliver diners to their favorite eateries and back.


Enjoying the sights of the Lake of the Ozarks from the water is just one way to see it, however.  Many travelers say you haven't really seen the Lake until you see it from the sky.


Air Lake Aviation

The crew at Air Lake Aviation offers a birds-eye view of the blue waters of the Lake of the Ozarks.
offers scenic flights over the Lake, taking off from the Camdenton Memorial Airport.  A 30-minute plane ride takes you from Bagnell Dam to Ha Ha Tonka State Park, soaring above the quiet natural scenery of the Lake with boats skimming across the main channel or drifting quietly in one of the coves.  The pilot narrates these tours, describing all the sights of the Lake, which passengers hear through headsets.  The high wing design of the plane makes for great picture-taking, so cameras are a must.  Flights are booked by appointment only at 888-759-2311 or www.AirLakeAviation.com/Scenic_Flights. 


Lake Ozark Helicopters, Inc. offers a unique way to take in the scenery at the 
Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake Ozark Helicopters, Inc.

will take you up for an aerial look at the Lake, a romantic sunset flight, a view high above one of the area's many events, or just a "Shorty Hop" along the historic Bagnell Dam Strip.  Daytime flights are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day without reservations, departing from their convenient location at the intersection of Bagnell Dam Boulevard and Horseshoe Bend Parkway.  Headsets keep passengers in contact with one another and the pilot.  The copters provide unobstructed views for aerial photos.  Passengers can request photos be taken with their pilot after the flight.  Learn more about this fun way to see the Lake by calling
573-302-0022 or visiting www.LakeOzarkHelicopters.com.


Whether they choose an on-the-water view, a bird's-eye view or a view from in-between at one of the many scenic overlooks in the surrounding bluffs, visitors to the Lake of the Ozarks are certain to be captivated by its beauty and enthralled by its many wonderful activities.  To learn more about the Lake and all it has to offer, visit www.FunLake.com


For more information about the Lake of the Ozark's many activities and attractions, as well as lodging and dining options, contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit www.FunLake.com.


For media assistance or high-resolution photography, please call The Beenders-Walker Group toll-free at 800-544-8474 or email Marjorie BeendersJo DuncanDeb Hendricks or Kyle Stewart.

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Phone: 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) Fax: 573-348-4292 

P.O. Box 1498  Osage Beach, MO 65065

Website: www.FunLake.com  Email: Info@FunLake.com   

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