Ways to Love Lake of the Ozarks
Visit an historic lodge
The engineers who led the Bagnell Dam construction lived in and entertained visitors at Willmore Lodge, a North Woods-looking building that feels (and smells) more like Minnesota than Missouri. Hefty 80-year-old log walls and rafters still perfume the air with the tingly, woodsy scent of bonfires and summer camp. Today, Willmore Lodge houses a visitors center (left) and small museum. Play checkers by the soaring windows, or step onto the back porch for a pretty lake view.