Lake of the Ozarks | Midwest Living

Lake of the Ozarks

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This reservoir in central Missouri has a rep as a full-throttle boating vacation destination.
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Book the lodging that feels right to you, then wake each morning and let your mood guide your day. The nice thing about a destination this big is that no matter what you crave, you’ll find it.
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To help you navigate Missouri's vast (and vastly popular) Lake of the Ozarks, we've picked some essential experiences that will put you on the fast track to vacation mode.
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Urban excitement and lakeside lounging are equally enticing in this diverse state where two mighty rivers converge.
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Where do Midwest Living's readers love to vacation? Here are 15 favorites -- and why our readers love them.