Lake of the Ozarks, Ohio
It’s easy to see why Lake of the Ozarks has claimed a top spot on USA TODAY 10Best’s list of Best Recreational Lakes. This family-friendly destination is the prime location for a reunion and offers everything that a savvy planner is looking for: plenty of activities, a wide variety of lodging and dining options, incredible outdoor experiences and an unforgettable setting. Less than three hours from St. Louis and Kansas City, this reunion destination sees visitors returning year after year, making memories to last a lifetime.
Nature lovers should be sure to pay a visit to Ha Ha Tonka State Park, which claimed a spot on USA TODAY 10Best’s list. Hike to the historic hilltop castle, picnic at the water’s edge, explore the amazing natural bridge and cave system and enjoy the fresh air along the 15 miles of pristine trails. Speaking of caves, Bridal Cave is a local awe-inspiring natural wonder formed almost 50 million years ago and which today wows visitors with its massive columns, stalactites, stalagmites and draperies that appear other-worldly. It’s a perfect place to explore year-around as the temperature is always a comfortable 60 degrees inside. And of course, the area’s namesake, Lake of the Ozarks, is a cornerstone for any reunion in the area.
This massive man-made lake includes 1,150 miles of shoreline and runs 92 miles end-to-end. Boating, fishing, camping, swimming, beachgoing and so much more is all found at this year-around reunion destination.
For family fun, make a splash at Big Surf Waterpark, which is perfect for all ages. There’s a wave pool, a Space Bowl, relaxing lazy river and thrilling rapids and water slides that are perfect for cooling off on a hot day. Another favorite among Lake of the Ozarks visitors is Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark, which features 600 feet of water slides, a lazy river, a wilderness tree house and an activity area for in-water basketball. And for adventure outside the water, visit Lemans Family Fun Park, where you can spend the day speeding along the go-kart track, battling in bumper boats, or teeing up for a round of mini golf.
The region is also home to a variety of incredible wineries including Shawnee Bluff, Seven Springs and Golden Rock Winery, to name just a few. All these offer unique dining options, sweeping views and a unique insight into the area’s local viticulture and are perfect for group outings.
- Over 250 resorts, hotels, condos and house rentals
- More than 3,500 rooms available in hotels, resorts, condos,
- and rental homes
- 100+ restaurants, many with lakeside views
- RFP assistance
- Site Inspection assistance
- Itinerary planning
- Welcome bags & visitor guides
- Lake of the Ozarks photos or videos
- Referrals for restaurants, attractions and more
- 54,000-Acre Lake
- Big Surf Water Park
- Bridal Cave
- Miner Mike’s & Busters
- Ha Ha Tonka State Park
- 14 Golf Courses
Our central, affordable location, family attractions and wide variety of lodging options makes the Lake of the Ozarks a premier reunion location. The scenic beauty alone will have you returning for many years to come.
– Lagina Fitzpatrick, CMP, CHSC, Director of Sales, Lake of the Ozarks CVB