Lake of the Ozarks: A Premier Vacation Destination

Plan your next vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Lake is full of excitement, nature, incredible food, fun events, and so much more. ith so many options to choose from, you may just have to make a habit of visiting the Lake of the Ozarks several times each year! JB Hook's has been a fixture at the Lake for over 25 years, and we have compiled a list of great reasons to spend your next vacation at the #1 recreation lake in the United States. Read on to learn more!

Beautiful Landscapes

From any way you view it, the Lake of the Ozarks is a gorgeous place to be. Many of the restaurants and resorts build their businesses around the ability to gaze out over the water and enjoy stunning sunsets that can take your breath away. The Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers several spaces for camping, two fun beaches, boat ramps, nature trails, and picnic areas for the whole family to enjoy. Ha Ha Tonka is one of the most popular outdoor attractions at the lake for its beauty and history. It allows you to look back in time as you gaze upon the castle ruins and hike several trails through beautiful nature scenes.

Year-Round Entertaining Events

Whether it's in the heat of summer with the buzz of visitor activity, or in the calm of beautiful winter, there is always something fun going on in the lake area. For example, in just the next few weeks there will be the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, the Lake Living Expo, the first-ever Spring Zen Retreat, and just up the street from JB Hook's, the Annual Lake Ozark St. Patrick's Day Parade 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

Family Fun

The Lake is a fun place to party, but it is also full of family-friendly activities to keep your little ones busy and happy. The Bagnell Dam Strip has several fun shops, arcades, boat rentals, parasailing, and even an escape room! Miner Mike's is a popular business on the strip that 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, the amazing cave tour.

Fun on the Lake

The incredible Lake of the Ozarks covers 54,000 acres with 1,150 miles of shoreline. Take your family out boating, jet skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming, parasailing, and so much more! There are several local businesses that have everything you could possibly want to rent for your day out on the water. Have fun in the sun with your family, friends, and loved ones at the number one recreation lake in the nation!

Outstanding Dining

The Lake of the Ozarks has almost every type of food imaginable, available for you to enjoy after a fun day on the lake. Our Lake of the Ozarks steak and seafood restaurant provides delicious options for both lunch and dinner. Our Happy Hour is famous and available seven days a week! Enjoy a large selection of half-priced drinks and appetizers at the bar. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ask for our raw bar menu and try our delicious fresh oysters!

In addition to outstanding food, 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. 

Don't forget about the live music! Nearly every night, enjoy the musical stylings of several local and well-known musicians in both the East and West Wings. Check our schedule here.

Visit Lake of the Ozarks 

When you vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, expect great things! With several enjoyable events, great area attractions, delicious restaurants, and the shining Lake itself, there is no better place to be in Missouri. Who knows, you may enjoy your time so much that 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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