5 Reasons to Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

A vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is full of excitement, nature, incredible food, fun events, and so much more. A trip to the lake area is sure to result in a multitude of happy memories to take home with you afterward, as well as the desire to come back again. In case you have not had the pleasure of taking a trip to this gem in the Midwest yet, JB Hook's has 5 excellent reasons why you should do so soon. 


Fun on the Water
Perhaps the biggest attraction, literally, is the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks itself. It covers 54,000 acres, has 1,150 miles of shoreline, and is 92 long miles from end to end. 

The lake offers all kinds of exciting possibilities for fun activities on the water, such as boating, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, swimming, and more. All of that shoreline gives a person many chances to appreciate the serene beauty from a dock, beach, or lake view building too. (Like JB Hook's!)     

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Outstanding Dining
The lake area includes a vast array of outstanding dining options. Our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant, for example, provides delicious dishes made with fresh, savory ingredients for both lunch and dinner, plus our famous Happy Hour offers a large selection of half-price appetizers in the bar area. 

It's the perfect place for a special evening out as well as a casual meal with family and friends. We even have a wonderful kids' menu for the youngest guests. In addition to food that will tempt your taste buds and leave you with fond memories of an amazing meal, JB Hook's has a breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view of the lake that can be seen from every seat in the restaurant. While you're taking a break from fun on the water, you can still watch all of the activity happening on the lake while you eat. 
   

Exciting Annual Events
There is always something fun going on in the lake area, especially during the warmer months of the year, spring-fall. For example, in just the next few weeks there will be the Dogwood Festival, the Spring Harbor Hop, fishing tournaments, golf tournaments, and just up the street from JB Hook's, the 30th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. If you enjoy planning your Lake of the Ozarks vacation around the many exciting annual events that take place here, you can find dates and descriptions for many of them at www.Funlake.com.  

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Family Fun 
You will find a wonderful variety of family-friendly things to do in the lake area that people of all ages can enjoy. The Bagnell Dam Strip has all kinds of fun shops to browse, arcades, boat & PWC rentals, parasailing, and even an escape room. There are lots of miniature golf courses and go-kart tracks in town, and tons of great shopping in a wide variety of stores. 

Miner Mike's offers an indoor playground and arcade, while Big Surf Waterpark lets you take the fun outside. Bridal Cave has a nature trail to walk, fun activities to enjoy in the gift shop, and of course, that amazing cave tour. There is even an entertaining music and comedy show for the entire family at Main Street Opry.      

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Scenic & Historic Beauty
The lake isn't the only natural beauty that you will encounter during your vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. Bagnell Dam is an incredible site to see, and you can even walk across it if you like. Wilmore Lodge has a beautiful, scenic lake view, plus a museum detailing the history of the dam and the lake area. The Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers camping, 2 beaches, boat ramps, nature trails, and picnic areas. Ha Ha Tonka gives you a look at times of old with its fantastic castle ruins and access to numerous nature trails.   

photo courtesy of Funlake.com 

Those activities and attractions just scratch the surface of all the fun awaiting you when you vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you join us at JB Hook's, our staff is more than happy to offer suggestions of our favorite things to do in the area. Who knows, you just may have such an incredible time, you'll want to get a house of your own in our lovely neck of the woods! 

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255 

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