Get Outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks This Spring

Our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant features the most amazing view in town. This time of year, the weather begins warming up and we not only want to see outside, but we are itching to get out there and enjoy all that the lake area has to offer. JB Hook's has put together a few ways for you to get outside and do just that.

photo courtesy of MO Sate Parks

Parks and Trails

The natural beauty of the lake area is a sight to be seen in the spring. There are numerous parks and trails all over the area to explore. Ha Ha Tonka is a very popular attraction featuring all types of trails to hike and the marvelous castle ruins to enjoy. You can find a detailed list of the hiking trails at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park online, as well as other important park information. 


The days are getting warmer, and the lake seems to be calling out to all of us. It's the perfect time of year to get out on the water before the summer crowds show up. If you aren't quite ready to get out there, JB Hook's has a beautiful 14-mile panoramic view for you to watch all of the boating action. 

2nd Annual Osage Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26

The Osage Beach City Park will host a hot dog lunch beginning at noon. The egg hunts for 3 different age divisions will begin at 1 pm. There will be photos with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, and face painting. 

Bridge & Dam Half-Marathon & 10K
Saturday, April 2

This is the second year for this race beginning at Bagnell Dam and continuing over the Community Toll Bridge onto MM, down Spring Creek Drive, and back again. Proceeds from this scenic run will benefit the Lake of the Ozarks Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The race will start at 7:30 am. For more information, call 573-746-6002

Light Up The Night
Thursday, April 14

The Citizens Against Domestic Violence and Ameren Missouri will host a tri-county wide community awareness event on Bagnell Dam. 2 weeks prior to the event, 600 free t-shirts will be available. The event is free and open to the public, but a t-shirt grants you access to a biodegradable paper lantern to release. The colors of the lanterns represent awareness for a particular crime: child abuse = blue, Parents of Murdered Children = white, domestic violence = purple, sexual violence = teal, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving = red. For more information, call 573-346-9630. 

66th Annual Dogwood Festival
April 15-16

This family-fun festival is held in Camdenton. It features pageants, a parade, crafts, entertainment, a fish fry, and much more. This is all in honor of the gorgeous Dogwoods blooming all over the lake area.   

Fishing Tournaments

There are many fishing tournaments around the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in the spring. Lots of fish and big prizes are waiting. is a great place to find out the dates and times for all of the tournaments. Even if you aren't competitive, spring is a wonderful time to get out on the water and enjoy this outdoor activity.

That should be plenty to keep you active this spring. Get out and take in all of the beauty the lake area has to offer, then head on over to your favorite seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a delicious dinner to end a wonderful day. JB Hook's is also the perfect place to stop in for an enjoyable lunch before heading out for your adventure. 

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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