Lake, Resort & Activities

Getaway Into Nature

The Lake of the Ozarks has become the premier family vacation place in the Midwest. You won’t find another lake in the world with more than 1,100 miles of meandering shoreline surrounded by scenic hills. In addition, the Lake’s uniqueness is that the family resorts are located truly at the water’s edge.

The USA Today Reader Survey Poll voted Lake of the Ozarks as the “Best Recreational Lake” in the country.

Lake of the Ozarks came into existence over 80 years ago through an undertaking known as the Great Osage River Project. The construction of the Bagnell Dam began on August 6, 1929, by Union Electric. In the midst of the Great Depression, some 4,600 employees labored day and night to build Bagnell Dam and what was, at that time, the largest man-made Lake in the world, fed by the Osage, Glaize, and Niangua Rivers. It was opened to the public on May 30, 1931. The Lake is currently owned by AmerenUE. While you are at the Lake of the Ozarks, a must-see is the historical Willmore Lodge. Learn more about Willmore Lodge in the following Show Me Missouri magazine article.

Lake of the Ozarks has events, festivals, and activities during all four seasons. We invite you to bring friends and family to share some moments on and/or around the lake area, including sunset over the main channel, picnics, caving, hiking, horseback riding, trails trimmed with wildflowers, golfing on fresh greens, crisp morning fishing, local festivals, musical shows, and shopping to name a few. For a complete list of scheduled events, please visit our Local Activities page. We hope you make a choice to come to visit Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

The Resort

Point Randall Resort is the resort you have been looking for in Lake of the Ozarks. We have 29 units/cabins that are located along the water’s edge. The resort was started in 1965 with only six single kitchenette units.

Since then, the resort has grown the lodging to 26 kitchenettes in multi-dwelling complexes and 3 private cabins. There are one, two, and three-bedroom lodging accommodations with one, one and a half, and two bathroom arrangements.

Our mission is to provide the best vacation experiences to all that stay at Point Randall Resort. We take great pride in maintaining our grounds and providing clean, updated accommodations.

Customer service is at the forefront of a great vacation and we offer customer service that is second to none. We own, operate, and live on-site to help you with any of your needs.

We realize that nice lodging and customer service are not the only parts to a great vacation and know the real fun starts with activities, amenities, and adventures! We offer several A-class amenities right here at the resort, including boat rentals, heated pool, sandy beach, fishing dock, hot tub, covered boat slips, boat launch, and more.

We can also direct you to bountiful Lake of the Ozarks activities such as shopping, restaurants, and entertainment or suggest more adventure-oriented plans such as fishing guides, parasailing, or cave exploring.

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Below is a list of reference articles that journalists and freelance writers have written about us:

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Local Activities

Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s tourist destination. The Lake itself is a 54,000-acre playground for boaters and has over a hundred establishments located on the Lake’s edge from marinas to restaurants to nightclubs to beaches. While floating in the Lake is one of the favorite pastimes of both locals and visitors, wake surfing and wakeboarding are becoming increasingly popular. To schedule your unforgettable watersports experience today, contact Kirby’s School of Wake.

Lake of the Ozarks is one of the nation’s great fisheries, hosting professional, amateur, and club fishing tournaments all year long. The floating docks and underwater structures such as “crappie beds” provide excellent habitat for a variety of fish including black bass, white bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, paddlefish, and many more. The Lake of the Ozarks also hosts one of the nation’s biggest and highest payout tournaments twice a year – Big Bass Bash. The State of Missouri’s Department of Conservation offers “Free Fishing Days” on an early weekend in June every year.

We are excited about the quality golf courses making Lake of the Ozarks the Midwest’s premier golf destination. Excellent facilities provide over 180 holes of championship golf courses carved into the rolling terrain, with water and elevations that will challenge any game–from duffer to pro. You simply can’t find these Ozark hills just anywhere and the views are sensational. You will want to check into our Golf Trail Packages during the Spring and Fall.

The Lake has recently evolved into the premier Midwest shopping and golfing destination. Here you will find a wide variety of shopping including Osage Beach Factory Outlet Mall with 50 top manufacturers ’ stores. Among other malls are the Victorian-themed Main Street of Poverty Flats Village, Country Crossroads, Prewitt Point, and Stone Crest Malls. A favorite of many of our guests is to visit the Lake Ozark Bagnell Dam Strip located just 4 miles away from the resort which also hosts a variety of events, parades, and festivals, including Hot Summer Nights.

As with any vacation area, the Lake offers something for all ages. On land, the play includes Big Surf Water Park with a variety of wet fun for the whole family. Other recreational activities encompass amusement parks, miniature golf, go-karts, helicopter, excursion boat rides, boat races, horseback riding, bowling, festivals, and fireworks. There are four major commercial caves here – Bridal Cave, Jacob’s Cave, Ozark Caverns, and Stark Caverns. We also have Main Street Music Hall. You certainly want to visit the Bagnell Dam Strip with its many arcades and visit the scenic Ha Ha State Park Tonka.

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