Osage Beach, MO

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Osage Beach showing a lake or waterhole and a sunset

Choose from ample recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, parasailing, riding horses, golf, swimming and sunbathing at this lakeside community.

Water-based activities abound in the community of Osage Beach stretching along the shores of man-made Lake of the Ozarks. Join a tour on the lake or rent a boat to steer your own adventure.

Originally known as Zebra, Osage Beach was first established in 1886. When the Bagnell Dam was completed in 1931, creating the man-made Lake of the Ozarks, the local post office was rebuilt at a cliff overlooking the new lake and the name Osage Beach was adopted. With its position at the heart of Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach is a popular summer vacation spot. Join the summer population swell.

The biggest attraction in town is Lake of the Ozarks. Sign up for waterskiing or wakeboarding lessons, take a narrated boat cruise or rent a pontoon boat and explore independently.

The 92-acre (37-hectare) Osage Beach City Park backs onto the lakefront. Fish in the park’s stocked pond, let the kids enjoy the playground or kick a ball at the park’s soccer fields. This park is adjacent to the much larger Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which contains swimming beaches as well as hiking, biking, horseback riding and cycling trails. Look for the park’s landmark Swinging Bridge. Park nearby and walk across the wobbly structure.

During nice weather, venture to one of the area’s golf courses to hone your skills. Osage Beach has many courses to choose from, including Bear Creek Valley Golf Club, Osage National Golf Club and The Oaks Golf Club at Tan Tar A Resort.

On rainy days, take shelter at the indoor Timber Falls Water Park. Speed down the twin slides, float along the lazy river and relax in the hot tub. Osage Beach Premium Outlets featuring discounted merchandise is another good wet-weather activity.

Osage Beach straddles Camden and Miller counties in central Missouri. It is about a 45-minute drive from Jefferson City and Lebanon. Rent a car for the best way to get around.

Baymont by Wyndham Osage Beach
Baymont by Wyndham Osage Beach
2.5 out of 5
5887 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO
The price is $55 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Situated in Osage Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Lake of the Ozarks. Main Street Music Hall and Sycamore Creek ...
3.6/5 Good! (736 reviews)
"The hot tub was out of order. We needed to change rooms to accommodate my husband's needs to be able to sleep well. Fortunately they had the room availability to do and very graciously did that. We didn't realize there was not an elevator to our originally scheduled room. Another reason for needing ..."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Baymont by Wyndham Osage Beach
Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks
Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks
3 out of 5
494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach, MO
The price is $139 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located near the beach, this family-friendly resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake of the Ozarks and 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Osage Beach Premium Outlets. Bagnell ...
4/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"The staff was very accommodating and plenty of things to do on a cold snowy day without leaving the facilities. Only trouble we had was someone playing a prank and knocking on our door after we went to sleep. It happened twice within 30’minutes of each other. Called the front desk and security came ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks
Lake House Hotel
Lake House Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3518 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO
The price is $97 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
This family-friendly Osage Beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Ozarks Medical Center and Lake of the Ozarks. Osage Beach Premium Outlets is 2.6 mi (4.2 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (696 reviews)
"Our room was perfect. Very clean, comfortable bed and comfortable pillows. Will stay here anytime I go to the Lake of the Ozarks."

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Lake House Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
High End Ledges 4 Bed+Loft / 3 Bath Condo with Million Dollar View! Free Wi-Fi!
High End Ledges 4 Bed+Loft / 3 Bath Condo with Million Dollar View! Free Wi-Fi!
Osage Beach, MO
This family-friendly Osage Beach condo building is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sycamore Creek Golf Club and Lake of the Ozarks. Main Street ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (100 reviews)
Weekend getaway with Friends
"This was a perfect weekend with the perfect place to stay. We had 3 couples and this condo had plenty of room. Kitchen was well stocked, everything was perfect! Would definitely say again. Great location."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

High End Ledges 4 Bed+Loft / 3 Bath Condo with Million Dollar View! Free Wi-Fi!
Recently Updated Waterfront Condo
Recently Updated Waterfront Condo
Osage Beach, MO
This family-friendly Osage Beach condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake of the Ozarks and Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Osage Beach Premium Outlets is ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Clean and convenient!
"We liked the location, cleanliness, large TVs and comfortable bed."

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Recently Updated Waterfront Condo
NEW! Margaritaville Resort Getaway w/ Gas Grill!
NEW! Margaritaville Resort Getaway w/ Gas Grill!
Osage Beach, MO
Located in Osage Beach, this family-friendly vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Lake of the Ozarks, and within 6 mi (10 km) of BigSurf Waterpark and Sycamore ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Great get away for a bachelor party
"If you're in you later 20's or early 30's this is a great place to come and hang out for the weekend. Everything you need is close by and the entire area has a great vibe. Home was clean and easy to access. Having 4 showers was also a HUGE time saver. They even had cable and Netflix in all the rooms. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

NEW! Margaritaville Resort Getaway w/ Gas Grill!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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