How A Local Resort Inspired The Netflix Hit Series ‘Ozark’

Glimmers of the real Lake of the Ozarks shine through Ozark’s dark story, and at one place in particular… by Sara Halverson “Oh, Lake of the Ozarks? Is it anything like the Netflix show?” It’s a common refrain heard by those who live or vacation at Lake of the Ozarks,...

CWD Decks Out Docks

by Deanna Wolff It’s no secret that Lake Life is the Best Life. We live for those sunny summer days sitting on the dock with our toes in the water. And then suddenly we realize, “I think my dock needs an upgrade.” CWD Supply, just outside Osage Beach, has what dock...

Fat Polly’s at the Lodge at Port Arrowhead is Smokin’ Hot

article by Deanna Wolff Can shrimp be beautiful? They can if they’re prepared by Chef Scott and lovingly nestled on his perfectly-cooked Cajun Penne Pasta, alongside andouille sausage, grilled chicken, colorful bell peppers and onions in a zesty cream sauce. Served...

The Legend Of The Lake’s Phantom Steeple

What lies beneath these waters? Structures—or ghosts of them—from the Lake’s lore and shore. by Michael Gillespie (posthumous) and Nathan Bechtold There is an air of mystery when the subject turns to what is under the waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. After 85 years...

Liftoff! The Rise Of Air Traffic At The Lake

Lee C Fine (Osage Beach/Kaiser - KAIZ) Runway - 6,497 ft long, 100 ft wide Surface - asphalt/aggregate friction seal coat Jet Fuel - 100LL Jet-A Traffic - avg 90/week   Grand Glaize (Osage Beach - K15) Runway - 3,205 ft long, 60 ft wide Surface -...
CWD Decks Out Docks

CWD Decks Out Docks

by Deanna Wolff It’s no secret that Lake Life is the Best Life. We live for those sunny summer days sitting on the dock with our toes in the water. And then suddenly we realize, “I think my dock needs an upgrade.” CWD Supply, just outside Osage Beach, has what dock...

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2020 Boat Review: Yamaha 275 SD

Jet sport boats have come a long way in recent years and the Yamaha 275SD is at the leading edge of new technology and design. With its sleek lines and impressive performance, you will feel like you are riding the wave of the future in this versatile craft. At 27...

2020 Boat Review: Playcraft X-treme

Playcraft pontoons are certainly not your father’s pontoon. The X-Treme line is aptly named, and unlike any other pontoon on the Lake. With custom paint and upholstery that looks swiped from a race boat, these pontoons would fit right in at any poker run. But they...

2020 Boat Review: Tiara 34 LS

The Tiara 34 LS is the epitome of what a luxury sport yacht should be. It is stylish, comfortable, sporty and surprisingly utilitarian in an elegant way. From bow to stern the well-thought-out and superbly executed features make time on the water more enjoyable. From...

2020 Boat Review: Sunsation 40 CCX

If you take the utility of a center console and cross it with the styling and performance of a top-of-the-line supercar, you end up with the Sunsation 40CCX. With performance as good as its styling, this boat will turn heads and put a smile on whoever is lucky enough...

2020 Boat Review: Princecraft Quorum 25 XT

The Princecraft Quorum 25 XT can take you and 13 of your friends for a fun and comfortable day on the water no matter what is planned for the day.

2020 Boat Review: Playcraft X-treme

2020 Boat Review: Playcraft X-treme

Playcraft pontoons are certainly not your father’s pontoon. The X-Treme line is aptly named, and unlike any other pontoon on the Lake. With custom paint and upholstery that looks swiped from a race boat, these pontoons would fit right in at any poker run. But they...

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2020 Boat Review: Tiara 34 LS

2020 Boat Review: Tiara 34 LS

The Tiara 34 LS is the epitome of what a luxury sport yacht should be. It is stylish, comfortable, sporty and surprisingly utilitarian in an elegant way. From bow to stern the well-thought-out and superbly executed features make time on the water more enjoyable. From...

read more
2020 Boat Review: Sunsation 40 CCX

2020 Boat Review: Sunsation 40 CCX

If you take the utility of a center console and cross it with the styling and performance of a top-of-the-line supercar, you end up with the Sunsation 40CCX. With performance as good as its styling, this boat will turn heads and put a smile on whoever is lucky enough...

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Fat Polly’s at the Lodge at Port Arrowhead is Smokin’ Hot

article by Deanna Wolff Can shrimp be beautiful? They can if they’re prepared by Chef Scott and lovingly nestled on his perfectly-cooked Cajun Penne Pasta, alongside andouille sausage, grilled chicken, colorful bell peppers and onions in a zesty cream sauce. Served...

Fishing 12 Months A Year On The Lake

There’s no off-season for fishermen here. by Brent Frazee From January through December, something’s always biting on Lake of the Ozarks. The only reason not to wet a line is if there’s too much lightning, too much ice, or too much work! That’s what I’ve found in my...

Boating 12 Months A Year — 2020 On The Lake

If you find yourself wondering, “What are we doing at the Lake this weekend?”, it’s because you didn’t read this first. by Emily Debert The boating season at Lake of the Ozarks may not be year-round. But for Lake of the Ozarks boaters, there’s something to enjoy as...

Can Boat-Buyers Avoid Paying Sales Tax?

Boaters who’ve heard about no-sales-tax states, such as Delaware or Oregon, wonder if they could eliminate sales tax on a boat purchase if they simply buy a boat there. The answer is yes – but only if they use their boat in those states. Generally, boaters have to pay...
Fishing 12 Months A Year On The Lake

Fishing 12 Months A Year On The Lake

There’s no off-season for fishermen here. by Brent Frazee From January through December, something’s always biting on Lake of the Ozarks. The only reason not to wet a line is if there’s too much lightning, too much ice, or too much work! That’s what I’ve found in my...

read more
Boating 12 Months A Year — 2020 On The Lake

Boating 12 Months A Year — 2020 On The Lake

If you find yourself wondering, “What are we doing at the Lake this weekend?”, it’s because you didn’t read this first. by Emily Debert The boating season at Lake of the Ozarks may not be year-round. But for Lake of the Ozarks boaters, there’s something to enjoy as...

read more
Can Boat-Buyers Avoid Paying Sales Tax?

Can Boat-Buyers Avoid Paying Sales Tax?

Boaters who’ve heard about no-sales-tax states, such as Delaware or Oregon, wonder if they could eliminate sales tax on a boat purchase if they simply buy a boat there. The answer is yes – but only if they use their boat in those states. Generally, boaters have to pay...

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