The Area

The Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake

The Lake of the Ozarks is a 92 mile long reservoir with over 1150 miles of shoreline created by impounding the Osage River with the construction of Bagnell Dam, which was completed in April 1931. Though built primarily to provide hydro electric power for customers of Union Electric, the lake quickly became a significant tourist destination for the Midwest. There are over 70,000 homes existing along the lake, many of which are vacation homes. Spectacular scenery characteristic of the Ozarks has also helped to transform the lake into a major resort area. More than 5 million people visit the lake annually.

Golf Course
Boats on the The Lake of the Ozarks

Recreation and Entertainment

The area has many attractions both on and off the water for all ages. There are 13 quality golf courses including Missouri’s only Arnold Palmer design at Osage National. Within minutes of Kapilana you’ll find mini golf, lazer tag, go karts, show caves, horseback riding, parasailing, boat & watercraft rental and of course there’s the 110 store Osage Beach Premium Outlets. Timber Falls indoor and Big Surf outdoor water parks are both 10 minutes away. Lake of the Ozarks State Park is Missouri’s largest and provides a scenic backdrop for Kapilana guests as well as the opportunity to hike its many trails, from short loops to longer, more rugged paths. There is also Ha Ha Tonka State Park, recently voted one of the top ten state parks in the nation, featuring stone ruins of a castle built by a prominent Kansas City businessman. More than 15 miles of trails traverse the park, leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves, and a freshwater spring running down to the lake. Plan your visit around one of the many events which take place in the area such as the Magic Drag on Street Meet Nationals which has attracted car enthusiasts from all over country for over 25 years. The Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is a weeklong festival including a poker run, golf tournament and PWC race, culminating with the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest where over 100,000 spectators will watch racers try to top the 244 mph record set in 2014. Another major activity at the Lake is Anderson Hollow Cove better known as Party Cove. As can be seen in the photograph, several thousand boats have been seen enjoying everything the boating lifestyle has to offer.