🌊Fun Facts About Your FAVORITE Missouri Lake🌊

The Lake of the Ozarks is known for being a popular tourist destination. While it's been a hot spot for families for many years, it's grown in popularity over the years. From a poppin' nightlife to family-friendly attractions, there are endless entertainment opportunities at the Lake. As an advocate for the entire region, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce prides ourselves on promoting the fabulous businesses in the area. Whether you are visiting for the weekend or live at the Lake full-time, fun can be had by all!


As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, it's time for the Lake to come to life. Whether you are a business owner at the Lake of the Ozarks or simply visiting the beautiful area with your family, it's an exciting time for year for everyone! We know you are itching for the summer to kick off. To get you by until the weekend, you can pass the time with these interesting facts about the Lake of the Ozarks!

Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks:

Fun Fact #1 - The Lake's nickname is the "Magic Dragon". It earned this name due to its serpentine shape.

Fun Fact #2 - About 70,000 homes are found along the shore of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Fun Fact #3 - The Bagnell Dam was constructed from 1929 - 1931 offering hope to many families during the great depression.

Fun Fact #4 - Approximately 3.5 MILLION tourists visit the Lake of the Ozarks between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends.

Fun Fact #5 - 617 billion gallons of water are found in this great body of water.

Fun Fact #6 - The purpose of Bagnell Dam was to create electricity for St. Louis.

Fun Fact #7 - The dam costs about $30 million to construct at the time, that would be more than $360 million today.

Fun Fact #8 - 1,212,000 gallons of water can pass through the Bagnell Dam floodgates in a single second.

Fun Fact #9 - The beautiful lake fills with about 10,000 boats on big holiday weekends - like Memorial Day Weekend!

Fun Fact #10 - The shoreline of the Lake of the Ozarks (at 1,100 miles) is longer than the entire coastline of California.

BONUS FUN FACT - The Lake of the Ozarks was voted the BEST recreational lake in the United States! It's the PERFECT place for your friends and family to visit (and live)!

Grow Your Business at the Lake:

The Lake of the Ozarks is known for its tourist potential during the summer months. As a business owner in the area, it's a great time of year to get your products and services out in front of these visitors (and reinforce your business with the locals). To gain exposure, consider a membership with the Lake Area Chamber. We offer a number of opportunities for your business to enjoy. From networking to advertising to reduced sponsorship rates, there are a TON of perks of joining the Lake Area Chamber. Visit our website to learn about ALL the benefits of becoming a Lake Area Chamber of Commerce member. Then give us a call to join!😉

Contact Your Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce!


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