Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA)
Hours of Operation
|Monday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
*Alternate Route - Take 1-44 West to exit 129. Turn right. Take Jefferson Street to North Hwy 5. Continue on Hwy 5 (23.7 miles). Take Hwy 54 exit towards Osage Beach (.02 miles). Turn right onto 54 East (3.1 miles). Turn right onto Hwy A (6.8 miles). Turn left on McCubbins (4.8 miles)
Memorial Day - Labor Day Hours of Operation:
- Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
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. All units are Pet Friendly with $30 charge per night.
Accommodations Night Rate Rustic campsite $15 RV partial hookup $25 RV full hookup $30 1 bedroom cabin (1 full-size bed, 1 bath, carpeted sleeper loft) $80 2 bedroom cabin (2 queen-size beds, 2 baths) $90 3 bedroom cabin (2 queen-size beds, 1 full size bed, 2 baths) $95 Duplex (king-size bed, queen-size bed, 1 bath) $100 2 bedroom log cabin (2 full-size beds, 1 queen-size bed, 1 bath, loft) $105 3 bedroom log cabin (3 queen-size beds, 1 bath, loft) $120 Pavilion $75 Barracks $60 Pull grill $30
Equipment Rentals Hourly Rate All Day Rate Sat/Sun Weekend Rate Bass boat* $30 $170 $170 Pontoon* (no tubing/skiing) $45 $250 $320 Deck boat* (tubing/skiing allowed) $50 $280 $370 Wake board $10 $45 $50 Turbo tube $10 $45 $50 Life jacket N/A $8 $10 Skis, vest & rope N/A $8 $10 Jet ski* (Mon-Thur) $45 N/A N/A Jet ski* (Fri-Sun/Holidays) $55 N/A 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.
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
Cancellations for Marina vessel or facility usage made less than 48 hours prior to the reservation date/time will result in a charge of 2 hours per reservation, per rental.
All no-shows will be charged the day rate. For every 15 minutes a watercraft is late, a 1 hour rental fee will be charged.
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 LORA Country Store is open Friday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting the first weekend in April. From Memorial Day - Labor Day, the Country Store will be open 7 days a week. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday - Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The store carries ice, beverages, firewood and a small selection of food including snacks, milk, eggs and bread. The store also carries the basic necessities needed for camping and fishing.
- Fishing Licenses
Fishing License Price Daily $7 Missouri Residents per year $12 Non-Residents per year $42
All fishing licenses are available in the Administrative Office, Bldg 528.
- 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.