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Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA)

Map of LORA

Directions to LORA from Fort Leonard Wood

The Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA) is a great destination for camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities. The lake is one of the Nation's largest man-made lakes, providing you with over 1150 miles of shoreline to enjoy. LORA welcomes Active Duty Military, Retired Military, members of the National Guard and Reserves, DoD employees with ID cards, family members and Fort Leonard Wood contract employees.


Click HERE to see more pictures of the LORA Accommodations, Marina, Country Store, and beautiful landscape.

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All units are air conditioned and winterized for your comfort. Linens, towels, and washcloths are available. Each unit comes with satellite TV and a microwave. The laundry facility is open for public use 24 hours a day. We do not provide housekeeping service. Please bring extra towels and sheets as necessary.

Pets Policy: There is a strict pet policy of an additional $50 per night, per pet in all lodging facilities. If excessive pet hair is found on furniture and linen upon departure, a $100 cleaning fee will be assessed. If pets are not identified during your stay, but upon your departure evidence of a pet is found staying in the unit by our housekeeping staff, the fee listed above will also apply. 

Cancellations for Cabins or Campsite rentals made less than 48 hours prior to the reservation date/time will result in a one night charge per reservation, per rental.

Accommodations Night Rate - Regular Season Night Rate - Off Season (1 Nov - 28 Feb)
Rustic campsite $15 $15
RV partial hookup $25 $25
RV full hookup $30 $30
1 bedroom cabin (1 full-size bed, 1 bath, carpeted sleeper loft) $85 $64
2 bedroom cabin (2 queen-size beds, 2 baths) $95 $73
3 bedroom cabin (2 queen-size beds, 1 full size bed, 2 baths) $100 $75
2 bedroom log cabin (2 full-size beds, 1 queen-size bed, 1 bath, loft) $125 $94
3 bedroom log cabin (3 queen-size beds, 1 bath, loft) $125 $94
Pavilion $75 $75
Barracks $60 $60
Pull grill $30 $30

The Marina is closed from 1 November to the first Friday in March. 

Equipment Rentals Hourly Rate All Day Rate
Bass boat* $30 $170
Pontoon* (no tubing/skiing) $45 $250
Deck boat* (tubing/skiing allowed) $50 $280
Turbo tube $10 $60
Life jacket N/A $8 / $10
Skis, vest & rope N/A $8 / $10
Jet ski* $55 N/A

*Gas not included. Due to the popularity of the jet skis, they may only be rented by the hour. No all day or weekend rates are available.

Bass Boat Special (gas not included) Price
Monday - Thursday $350
Friday - Sunday  $280
Personal Equipment Storage Daily Rate Monthly Rate
Boat slip (10' x 18') $15 $200
Boat slip (10' x 24') $15 $225
Dry storage N/A $50

Boats are available on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations. 

Boat & RV Storage:

  • Wet and dry storage is available for rent.
  • Vehicles stored at LORA must be registered at our Administrative Office.


  • Swimming is authorized only in designated beach areas at times the beach is open.
  • Beach hours vary depending on weather and season.
  • Swimming from docks or shores at LORA is prohibited.
  • Artificial swimming aids, water wings, rafts, etc are prohibited.
Country Store

The Country Store closed for the Summer. 

LORA History

The Lake of the Ozarks is mid-America's premier vacation, golf and fishing destination. It is one of the largest lakes in Missouri with 55,000 miles of waterways. The lake came into existence 75 years ago through an undertaking known as the Great Osage River Project. Union Electric, now Ameren UE, began construction on the dam on August 6th, 1929. In the midst of the Great Depression, some 4,600 employees labored day and night to build Bagnell Dam and what was, at the time, the largest man-made lake in the world. It was opened to the public on May 30, 1931.

Surrounded by expansive forests and rolling hills, enhanced by dramatic bluffs, the lake boasts more than 1,150 miles of meandering shoreline. Fed by the Osage River, the Big and Little Nianguas and the Glaize River, it maintains a beautiful home for the great blue heron, many species of fish, waterfowl and animals from white tail to chipmunks.

Fun for family and friends includes indoor and outdoor water parks, amusement parks, miniature golf, go-carts, air excursions, boat rides, boat races, horseback riding, bowling, toe-tapping' fun country music shows, festivals, fireworks, museums, and tours of local caves.

Although the lake offers some of Missouri's finest recreational and sight-seeing opportunities above the water, it's what's underneath that counts with anglers. And it counts with large-mouth bass, crappie, white bass, stripers and catfish. When one species isn't cooperating, relax — another will!

Covering 1,150 shore miles and 92 square miles of water, the lake offers one of the best scenic panoramas in the state and a range of leisure and water activities that will excite and enchant any visitor.

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