Your own boat is always welcome at the Lake of the Ozarks. Bring it along and launch it at one of the area’s nine public access ramps at Bagnell Dam, Gravois Mills, Sunrise Beach, Lake of the Ozarks State Park and other locations. Some charge a small access fee and also offer gas and convenience items. Or, you can use the launching ramp at one of the Lake’s many full-service commercial marinas, where you also can purchase gas and supplies. Staying overnight? Several lodging facilities offer private boat slips so you can step out your door, right onto your boat.
No boat is no problem here. Speedboats, pontoons, fishing boats and personal watercraft can be rented by the hour, day or more at marinas, resorts and campgrounds. Be sure to check on Missouri’s requirements regarding boating safety certification for residents and visitors.
For an easy and enjoyable boat ride, take a leisurely Lake cruise. Several vessels operate from early spring through late fall and offer relaxing and informative scenic tours, as well as dinner, dancing and other special excursions.