Fun Facts About Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best places to live AND visit in the state of Missouri. Whether you were born and raised in the area or visit your favorite vacation spot on a regular basis, there are plenty of interesting facts for everyone! Just like these interesting facts can appeal to a wide range of people... our cruise at the Lake of the Ozarks can do the same. With plenty of cruise options to choose from each day, you're sure to find the right one to meet all of your Lake of the Ozarks entertainment needs. To learn some of the fun facts about your favorite body of water, take a look at the information provided below by Celebration Cruises.



Fun Fact #1:
The construction of Bagnell Dam helped to relieve the effects of the Great Depression by providing jobs for over 10,000 people.

Fun Fact #2:
Spanning about 92 miles in length, the Lake of the Ozarks offers breathtaking views and plenty of entertainment opportunities for many.

Fun Fact #3:
About 617 billion gallons of water are held in this body of water.

Fun Fact #4:
Roughly 7,000 docks are found along the Lake of the Ozarks.

Fun Fact #5:
Bagnell Dam was originally constructed to supply electricity for the city of St. Louis.

Fun Fact #6:
When it was built in 1931, the Lake of the Ozarks was the largest man-made lake in the country.

Fun Fact #7:
Around 1,150 miles are combined to line the Lake of the Ozarks - that's more shoreline than the state of California!

Fun Fact #8:
The largest state park in the state of Missouri is located right here at our beautiful Lake.

Fun Fact #9:
The Lake of the Ozarks earned it's nickname - The Magic Dragon - due to it's unique winding shape.

Fun Fact #10:
When all of the Bagnell Dam flood gates are open, 1,212,000 gallons of water pass through the gates per second.

If you're intrigued by these fun facts about the Lake of the Ozarks and a small taste of it's history, we invite you to attend our Lake of the Ozarks History & Nature Cruise. Boarding at 12:30 pm and setting sail at 1:00 pm, this unique cruise experience is ideal for anyone interesting in the background of Bagnell Dam and interesting information about local wildlife. With scenic views you can enjoy throughout the entire cruise, please join us for our next History & Nature Cruise expedition on August 1st. Adults can attend the cruise for $25 and children ages 3-9 are $12.

Now that you are hopefully more familiar with these interesting facts about the area, you're ready to start exploring. What better way to explore the waters than aboard our Lake of the Ozarks cruise ship? We'd love to help be a part of helping you discover the area. Visit our website to book an upcoming cruise to fully enjoy the beauty of the area. You never know.. you may learn a few more interesting facts about The Lake while you cruise with us!

Welcome Aboard the Celebration Cruise at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Celebration Cruise
5085 Davis Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 480-3212

Celebration II
1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 286-2009

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