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Winter – Lake of the Ozarks

With activities such as:
The Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall, The City of Laurie Enchanted Village of Lights, The Christmas Show at Main Street Music Hall, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Crappie Fishing, 14 Lake Area Golf Courses, Deck the Docks and many area New Years Eve Parties are just a few reasons why winter at Lake of the Ozarks makes sense.
Adding other events like The Dept. of Conservation Eagle Days, The Lake Area Marti Gras Pub Crawl, The Camdenton Chamber of Commerce Product and Service Show, The Polar Bear Plunge and The Liverpool Legends only add to the reasons to visit Lake of the Ozarks in the winter.
Throughout the years, Lake of the Ozarks has evolved into a year round destination compared to the summertime playground of years past. You can choose your favorite Lake Area Event and combine that with your favorite Lake Area Activity to create a weekend of memories. Winter at Lake of the Ozarks is a fantastic way to avoid cabin fever and those winter blues.
Keys to the Lak…

Black Friday - Lake Ozark Style

Black Friday – Lake Ozark Style Beat the crowds with great Black Friday Specials. Shop Kohls, Target, WalMart and don’t forget The Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall.  Start your Black Friday shopping at 6pm on Thursday November 27th, 2014 at the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall offering 110 stores to kick things off. With considerably smaller crowds enjoy all the Black Friday specials at Kohls, Target and WalMart and get the deals without fighting the masses.
Shop till you Drop and then enjoy relaxing in one of our Luxury Lakeview Houses or Condos!

Keys to the Lake has several properties close to all the Black Friday venues at Lake of the Ozarks and offer very low off season rates so book now. Saving money on our properties, at the Stores and beating the crowds equals a smart consumer, so take time now to get your shopping team together and allow us to be Your Keys to the Lake.

Autumn is upon us!

So many times Lake of the Ozarks is thought of as a Summer Destination when in fact The Lake Area has so much to offer in the Fall Season. The Central Missouri location makes Lake of the Ozarks a perfect get away for couples and families. Remember it’s not all about the destination but the journey that makes the trip memorable. However when the destination is Lake of the Ozarks it makes the trip even more memorable. From the Tasteful Winery’s, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, The Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall and The Lake itself to The Beautiful Fall Colors and Tantalizing Sunsets you won’t be disappointed once you arrive.
The Fall Season also presents some great fishing, hunting, and hiking opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors in all its majesty of Fall Colors. A peaceful cruise on The Lake is a great way to top off a day of activities and capture a spectacular sunset.
Lake of the Ozarks offers a multitude of Restaurants and Night Life Options to bring your day to a close so you can…
2014 Fall Harbor Hop Saturday, October 11, 2014
Draw cards at more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks to make a winning poker hand in the Fall Harbor Hop. Enter at any of the Harbor Hop locations and enjoy the stops around the Lake before turning in your hand by 7 p.m. Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the checkpoints listed below. A player may enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased, 6 additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn.The completed hand is turned in at the checkpoint where the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, a hand must be turned in by 7:00 p.m. the day of Harbor Hop. Complete rules are posted at the bottom of this page.
Dealer Locations
Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog #1 - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog #1 - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am t…

2014 Bike Fest

SEPTEMBER 11-14, 2014

Lake of the Ozarks 8th Annual BikeFest

Lake of the Ozarks has the ULTIMATE BikeFest experience! Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the United States will be rumbling their way to Lake of the Ozarks for the 8th annual Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest! This area offers some of the Nation’s most scenic rides around the Lake of the Ozarks and through the rolling Ozark hills with spectacular views. In addition to over one-hundred biker-friendly bars, restaurants, hotels and campgrounds. Concerts, extreme motorcross, and much more!

2014 Shootout Information

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Powerboat Race has grown over 26 years from two days of racing to 10 days of non-stop action. The Shootout has become a fourth holiday weekend, boosting business tourism by an estimated $7 million. Hundreds of the world’s top powerboat racers and tens of thousands of powerboat race fans descend on the Lake of the Ozarks for what racers and fans both proclaim to be the best Shootout in the country!
The excitement launches Friday, Aug. 15, and rides waves of fun, adrenaline, and friendship through to the awards celebration on Sunday, Aug. 24. Here we go…

Coors Lite & Miller Lite Mini Shootout Powerboat racing comes in all shapes and sizes at the Shootout. The “5th Annual Mini Shootout” will hit the water Friday-Sunday, Aug. 15-17 at Papa Chubby’s Food & Booze located in Crabtree Cove at the 26 Mile Marker in Sunrise Beach. The Mini Shootout pits racers against each other in remote-control action reaching speeds of over 100 mph in six different clas…

AUG 8th Event!!

Things are really heating up for the next Hot Summer Nights and our sponsors are really involved! Lake Media's own Melissa Carroll will open the evening with God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner at Luby's Stage at 6pm sharp. That will be followed with a special introduction for Fredbird's little brother, Louie from the Springfield Cardinals. Dennis at KRMS and 93.5 Rocks radio put together a special opening just for Louie and all you Cardinal Fans. Thanks to our sponsors Iguana Fireworks, Beavers at the Dam; plus the City of Lake Ozark we will have fireworks at 9:45pm with the best vantage points by Beavers at the Dam. You might just say: "The Heat is On!" ROCK ON!


The Lake of the Ozarks Largest Family Boating Event Hundreds of Boats... Thousands of People. Come Experience it! Join the crowd at the single largest one day boating event at Lake of the Ozarks. Aquapalooza will feature Women of Rock: A tribute to female rock artists, Revalation: A tribute to Journey, Members Only: a premier 80's tribute band, and Hells Bells: America's #1 AC/DC tribute band. Event Info: July 19, 2014 Dog Days Bar & Grill 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm On the 19 Mile Marker 1232 Jefferies Road, Osage Beach, MO Hwy 54 to Jefferies Rd, 1st exit west of Grand Glaize bridge.


The 3rd Annual Red Dirt LakeFest will take place June 12, 13 & 14, at Runaway II Resort in Climax Springs, MO on the Lake of the Ozarks at mile marker 45. 2013's line-up consisted of the following bands: Cole Porter Band, The Rankin Twins, Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition, Dirty Bourbon Band, The Sparrows, Schuyler Prenger and the Dirt Road Junkies, Jc Hopkins Band, Kimberly Dunn and The Midnight River Choir. LakeFest 2012 consisted of 3 nights of live red dirt music with the following bands: Jesse Harris & The Gypsy Sparrows, John D. Hale, Dirty Bourbon Band, 2 Steps Back, The Cody Riley Band, Matt Stell, Ryan Manuel, The Plainsmen and Midnight River Choir. Lodging options consisted of full cabins, RV sites and primitive tent sites as well. The resort is located right on the water and during the day artists perform on a dock to the crowd floating in the lake. Nightly shows are on the main stage with a full service bar. LakeFest is held at a full service resort of…


The world's best wakeboard contest is back! Liquid Force's world famous BROstock will be taking place June 5-7 at scenic Lake of the Ozarks "BROzarks", Missouri! Fueled by Monster Energy, BROstock will feature twenty six of the world's best riders including Harley Clifford, Shane Bonifay, and Bob Soven competing in a double-up contest for over $30,000! Axis Wake Research, the official towboat of BROstock, will be pulling the world¹s best behind a new 2014 A22. Come and hang out with your favorite LF teamriders, pick up a pair of custom Spy Optic BROstock sunglasses, a limited edition New Era BRO cap, and have the time of your life... Come for the contest, stay for the party! Canine Cannonball June 6 - 8, 2014 Dog Days Bar & Grill Osage Beach, Missouri Lake of the Ozarks The World's Premier Canine Aquatics Competition where you can have the most fun with your dogs! How far can your dog jump? Find out at the annual Dock Dogs jumping contest, held at Dog Days…


We have another fun filled weekend coming up at beautiful Lake Ozarks! LakeRace 2014 is taking place June 3rd-9th. Race and Event Schedules 2014: June 3, 2014-Tuesday-6pm----Lake Race Volunteer Party at Beavers at the Dam. All Lake Race volunteers are encouraged to enjoy complimentary appetizers, get their Lake Race volunteer t shirts and visit with their team leader for race weekend assignments. June 4, 2014-Wednesday-5-8pm-Lake Race Pontoon Party Sponsored by Playcraft Pontoons and Iguana Water Sports. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, cash bar and hear plans for the Second Lake Race Pontoon Race. See new model pontoon boats, new water sport toys And all the fun new products available around the lake this season. June 5, 2014-Thursday -- Lake Race Firefighters Fun Run-Departing from H.Toads in the morning, have Visiting all the waterfront participating restaurants and bars between the "0" Mile marker and the 31mm. After Fun Run Party starts 6pm at The Topsider. Lake Ra…


SHOWTIME! This Friday evening the 9th of May on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. The Welcome "Hot Summer Nights" banners are flying on both sides of the Bagnell Dam Strip and we are getting ready to give you "double the pleasure; double the fun" with 2 stages and 2 DJ's instead of one. At Summer USA will be the media and KRMS and 93.5 Rocks personality; Mr. KB or Kevin Burns. At Luby's Plaza on stage will be the legendary Mr. Leo Case spinning tunes and putting up with old Uncle Bob and Jeff the enforcer:) The notorious pirate Captain Scalawag will be prowling the grounds with his new pirate flag; Sparkie the Clown and Merry Merry will be clowning around entertaining the kids; Charcoal Chuck will be by Luby's Plaza doing free charcoal portrait painting for kids 10 and under and the Tri County YMCA will have activities for the kids too. Come out and enjoy yourself as we get you "warmed up" for a great Hot Summer Nights Season. See you on the s…

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

A very awesome annual event at Lake of the Ozarks is upon us, May 2 – 4, 2014. The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is more than a car show; it is unique in the fact that it is open to all makes & models of cars, trucks and motorcycles. This is the 26th year of this event and through the years it has grown to over 1,000 entries each year. Words can’t describe the feeling of seeing and hearing all these cars in one location and each year brings new sights and memories. It is a blast from the past as you walk The Bagnell Dam Strip talking to the owners of these fantastic street rods and hear their stories, their passion and their dedication that comes with restoring these cars. Come hear the rumble of the motors, the musical sounds of the 50s & 60s and feel like you are on the set of American Graffiti. This event has become the Kick-Off to the Vacation Season at Lake of the Ozarks and Keys to the Lake has you covered in regards to that. So, if you have never been before…


"It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
                                                                                                    ~Mark Twain

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy New Year!

With the new year on our horizon, we pause to look back, cherishing what was good, and then pause to look forward, cheerleading what we hope will be great.
When flipping through the calendar, I focus most on gratefulness. I am thankful for experiences that fill my heart and thrill my mind and opportunities to gracefully touch others’ lives particularly when traveling.  We look forward to this year and the opportunity to work with you in our business.