Could There Still Be Graves Beneath Lake Of The Ozarks?

by Michael Gillespie (posthumous) and Nathan BechtoldDon’t read this if you are squeamish about cemeteries. Especially don’t read this if you dread the thought that there might be burial sites under the Lake of the Ozarks directly in front of your...

Lake History: The Lake Of The Ozarks In The 1940s

The Lake of the Ozarks has evolved from a rustic hunting and fishing destination to the boating Mecca of the Midwest. Here’s a peek at the Lake's second decade: the 1940s.1940s — Boating Grows With Post-War ProsperityDisposable Income Increases. Vacations...

Six Boating Scenes From Netflix’s ‘OZARK’ That Hit The Mark

While very little of the Netflix series Ozark was filmed at the lake where the story takes place, the show still resonates with those who live at Lake of the Ozarks or love to visit. Not all Ozarkians appreciated Ozark’s magnification of the drug and crime elements,...

Missouri’s New No-Wake Law: Are You Affected?

The pared-down expansion of the No-Wake rules went into effect at the very end of last year’s boating season, and can be a bit confusing. Let’s cut to the chase.

Fishing On ‘The Big Lake’: An Old Lake Of The Ozarks Angler Takes A Cruise Down Memory Lane

Award-winning outdoors writer Brent Frazee knows every fish tale isn’t a whopper, and the best ones happen when you least expect them.

Editor’s Note: A Lake Story

Before the dam was built, what would one day be Lake of the Ozarks was a largely undeveloped area, with tiny communities scratching out a living in the rocky Ozark soil. Through the years, people arrived to play at a Lake built first for power, but whose...

Captain Ron & The Tale Of The First Shootout

“A change in the winds,” Captain Ron Duggan muttered under his breath. He adjusted his course bearings and steadied his grip on the helm; he knew what this strange shift foretold.Years ago Captain Ron had piloted the fastest ship on the seven seas: The...

7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

Dining at the water’s edge is a Lake of the Ozarks official pastime. Waterfront restaurants abound, and on summer nights, they’re all hopping. But what about breakfast on the water? A morning cruise across the glassy Lake still undisturbed by summertime...

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Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

The “NX” in the Fountain 39 NX could stand for “new crossover.” The brand has a long history of producing world-champion raceboats as well as top-performing offshore fishing machines. Check both boxes on this center console mashup that features an...

Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Talk about countless possibilities. The Seabreeze 253 provides easy entry into the pontoon life with an affordable (but still expertly designed) option offering all sorts of features and upgrades to make it your own. Choose from multiple floorplans and...

Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Surfing normally requires an ocean. Unless, that is, you have access to the new MasterCraft X24. Wave-making science is front and center on this pickle-fork playmaker, starting with a purpose-built hull that, when paired with up to 4,300 pounds of...

Boat Review: Formula 400 SSC

Over the past few years, this Indiana builder has defined the “crossover” segment with five models that pair open layouts and comfortable cruising elements — and perform like heat-seeking missiles. (Hey, we’re talking Formula here.) The 400 SSC is the...
Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

The “NX” in the Fountain 39 NX could stand for “new crossover.” The brand has a long history of producing world-champion raceboats as well as top-performing offshore fishing machines. Check both boxes on this center console mashup that features an...

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Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Talk about countless possibilities. The Seabreeze 253 provides easy entry into the pontoon life with an affordable (but still expertly designed) option offering all sorts of features and upgrades to make it your own. Choose from multiple floorplans and...

read more
Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Surfing normally requires an ocean. Unless, that is, you have access to the new MasterCraft X24. Wave-making science is front and center on this pickle-fork playmaker, starting with a purpose-built hull that, when paired with up to 4,300 pounds of...

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Picturesque Paddling Places At Lake Of The Ozarks

We all come to Lake of the Ozarks for the same reason: to enjoy being on the water. Whether it is coving out, bar hopping, or just a long boat ride, for us boat lovers you almost can’t beat a good day on the Lake. But let’s face it, the Lake can be a busy...

7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

Dining at the water’s edge is a Lake of the Ozarks official pastime. Waterfront restaurants abound, and on summer nights, they’re all hopping. But what about breakfast on the water? A morning cruise across the glassy Lake still undisturbed by summertime...

Boating Rules: A Crash Course For Avoiding A Crash

Driving a boat feels like freedom. But that doesn’t mean there are no rules; here are five tips boaters would do well to remember.

Picturesque Paddling Places At Lake Of The Ozarks

Picturesque Paddling Places At Lake Of The Ozarks

We all come to Lake of the Ozarks for the same reason: to enjoy being on the water. Whether it is coving out, bar hopping, or just a long boat ride, for us boat lovers you almost can’t beat a good day on the Lake. But let’s face it, the Lake can be a busy...

read more
7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

Dining at the water’s edge is a Lake of the Ozarks official pastime. Waterfront restaurants abound, and on summer nights, they’re all hopping. But what about breakfast on the water? A morning cruise across the glassy Lake still undisturbed by summertime...

read more

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