The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop - Family Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

JB Hook's is a part of a wonderful community where a lot of fun activities and events take place. When those things also raise money for deserving local organizations, that makes them even more special. Just up the road from our seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks an incredible family fun event is taking place soon - The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop on Saturday, August 3, 2019.


The Duck Drop
This wonderful annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is celebrating its 11th year and offers fun for all ages. There is a golf tournament on Friday and a Family Fun Zone on Saturday along with the chance to watch thousands of rubber duckies "fly" from helicopters and out of pontoon boats into the Osage River below Bagnell Dam.

For just $5, you can "adopt" a rubber duckie or, better yet, support an entire flock of 6 for just $20 and increase your chances of winning the grand prize! All funds raised remain local and are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization. Tickets can be purchased at the golf tournament and in the Family Fun Zone on Duck Drop day from 10:00-11:00 am. You can adopt ducks right now at the following locations:
  • HyVee Customer Service Center
  • Central Bank Lake of Lake of the Ozarks
    • KK Branch
    • Main Branch in Osage Beach
    • Lake Ozark location
  • Local Kiwanis Members
  • Call Angie Barns at 580-402-1708
The official Duck Drop happens at noon. The best spot to view this amazing sight is just past the Lake Ozark Campground and RV park office. Once the ducks hit the water, the first few across the finish line will earn some fantastic prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000! 2nd place will win $1,000 and 3rd place will receive a $500 grocery shopping card. There will also be random duck pulls for even more prizes.


The Golf Tournament
On Friday, August 2, 2019, the day before the big Duck Drop, a one-of-a-kind "quacky" golf tournament will take place at the Ridge Golf Course at the Lodge of Four Seasons. You can register for the tournament online for a day full of fun benefitting the Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ozark Coast Kiwanis.

This 4-person, 18-hole scramble (Quack Holes included!) begins with registration at noon and lunch will be provided. There will be a shotgun start at 1:30 pm and an awards ceremony afterward. It costs $125 per person to participate and your entry fee includes a goody bag plus 10 Duck Drop tickets. There will also be $25,000 cash hole-in-one contest, a long putt contest, multiple flights for prizes, and many other course contests and special events throughout the tournament. 


The Family Fun Zone
On Saturday morning before the ducks "fly," the Family Fun Zone will be open from 10:00 am-1:00 pm located at the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below Bagnell Dam. This area will feature all kinds of wonderful activities for kids (and kids at heart) to enjoy. Fun Zone wristbands are FREE and include all Fun Zone events, games, and prizes. Some of the fun you can expect includes:

  • Games & Prizes
  • Dunking Booth
  • Bounce Houses
  • Shaved Ice
  • Martial Arts & Dance Demonstrations


Join Us After the Duck Drop
After all of that excitment, you're bound to work up an appetite. That's when you should head on up the road to our Lake of the Ozarks lake view restaurant for a delicious lunch. We offer a wonderful selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers, seafood, steak, our fantastic Shrimp & Oyster Bar, and much more. Lunch is served from 11:00 am-4:00 pm daily in the piano bar, Sunset Room, and the covered outdoor patio.


Happy Hour begins in the piano bar at 3:00 pm, 7 days a week. Saturday nights also feature amazing live music in the piano bar and dinner is served in our new West Wing beginning at 5:00 pm with Happy Hour cocktails on that side of the restaurant starting at 4:00 pm. With so much happening all day long at JB Hook's, you can plan an entire day and night full of fun after attending this year's Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop!


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