5 Perfect Ways to Spend the 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks

Summer is a hectic time for everyone.  The kids are out of school and running around to different camps and activities, there are sports and events every weekend, and there is still work to be done.  Summer is supposed to be relaxing, but it always feels like everyone is running around in different directions.

This 4th of July, get away from your busy life in the city and come to relax in the sunshine at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, so leave the office behind for a few days and slip away for a romantic getaway, or get the whole family together for a week of wholesome fun.  The lake has exactly what you're looking for from wine and golf to boating and fireworks.  If you end up falling in love with the luxury lake lifestyle, Matt Schrimpf is your Lake of the Ozarks real estate expert, and he can help you find your permanent dream home or luxury summer home at Lake of the Ozarks.

Go for a Fireworks Cruise

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than going on an evening cruise to see an incredible fireworks display.  Make it a romantic night by bringing champagne and desserts or, bring the kids and pack a picnic for a fun family event.  We've compiled a list of fireworks displays that are accessible by water so you can take advantage of the best way to participate in the classic 4th of July tradition.

Wednesday, July 4

TanTarA Resort 
Fireworks @ Dusk
View by water at MM 33
573-348-3131

Lodge of Four Seasons
Fireworks @ Dusk
View by water at MM 13
573-365-3000

Point Randall Resort
Fireworks @ Dusk
View by water at MM 2
573-365-2081

Runaway 2 Resort
Fireworks @ Dusk
View by water at MM 45
573-345-4590

Friday, July 6
Old Kinderhook
5pm-9pm live music, games, fun for the whole family
Fireworks @ Dusk
View by water at MM 12 Big Niangua

Saturday, July 7
Runaway 2 Resort
Fireworks @ Dusk
View by water at MM 45

Source: www.funlake.com


Spend the Day on the Water

If you're looking to keep your whole family entertained, spending the holiday out on the boat is the best way.  Afterall, the Lake of the Ozarks is the boating capital of the nation.  Take advantage of the calm morning water with fun-filled watersports.  Then, cruise over to one of the waterfront bars or restaurants for lunch.  Keep out of the heat by enjoying live music by the pool.  After lunch, drop an anchor and tie up with some friends in one of the lake's beautiful coves.

Live Music

Tuesday, July 3
Lazy Gators
7 MM, Main Channel
'Who's Bad' Michael Jackson Tribute Band
www.shadygators.com/live-music-bands

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 3, 4
H. Toad's at Camden on the Lake
7MM, Main Channel
'SoulRoot'
www.htoads.com/events

Thursday, July 5
Shady/Lazy Gators
7MM, Main Channel
'Red Dirt Whiskey Jam' featuring Turnpike Troubadours
www.shadygators.com/live-music-bands

Friday & Saturday, July 6, 7
H. Toad's at Camden on the Lake
7 MM, Main Channel
'DJ Lou Diesel'
www.htoads.com/events

Every Day
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill
7MM, Gravois Arm
'Jody Rhew'
www.coconutsatthelake.com

source: www.boatplanet.com

Best Coves

Ha Ha Tonka Cove
15MM, Niangua Arm
Find the coldest water on the lake

Downing Branch Cove/Powerline Cove
3MM, Main Channel
(Across-channel from Isla Del Sol)
Find a place to anchor and tie up with friends

Jackson Branch Cove
3MM, Main Channel
(Hidden behind Isla Del Sol)
Find a long cove, perfect for tubing

Evergreen Cove
17.5 MM, Main Channel
(Across-channel from Backwater Jack's)
Find a lively spot to tie up and enjoy some tunes

source: www.boatplanet.com

Explore the Great Outdoors

Besides the obvious outdoor attraction of the Lake itself, the Lake of the Ozarks area is home to lush forests, rolling hills, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails.  Combined with towering bluffs and stunning lake views, the region is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Midwest.  The Lake of the Ozarks features 2 state parks with trails varying from paved walkways for casual strolls to rocky trails for serious hikers.  There are also trails for cycling and horseback riding.  Take a break from your busy city life to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Ha Ha Tonka state park features stunning geological features such as caves, sheer bluffs, and Missouri's 12th largest spring.  It is also home to 20th-century castle ruins. This park features a range of trails and boardwalks as well as picnic areas.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Lake of the Ozarks State Park gives you the opportunity to explore an undeveloped shoreline and quiet cove of the lake.  Hikers, cyclists, and equestrians can take advantage of the woodland trails, winding through scenic views of streams, sunny glades, and bluffs overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks.  There are also 2 swimming beaches and several picnic areas.

source: www.mostateparks.com

Get out on the Green

The Lake of the Ozarks is the premier golfing destination in the midwest.  There are 16 courses tucked into the stunning landscape of the Ozark hills and featuring scenic views of the lake and its surrounding bluffs.  What better way to spend the holiday weekend than with a little friendly competition in a family golf tournament.  

Parent/Child Golf Tournament
July 5, 8:30 am
Hidden Lakes Golf Course | Osage Beach
Phone: 573-348-3131
www.tan-tar-a.com

Junior Golf Camp
July 9-12, 6-7 pm
Old Kinderhook Resort
Phone: 573.317.3573
www.oldkinderhook.com

source: www.golfingmissouri.com/events

Wine the Week Away

The Lake of the Ozarks area is home to 6 craft wineries that offer an elegant pairing of scenic natural beauty, fine wine, and gourmet food.  Missouri has a rich history of wine production and boasts some of the best wine in the world because its small wineries focus on the history and craft of producing amazing wine.  Spend a relaxing afternoon or the whole weekend in the quiet countryside exploring the Lake of the Ozarks wine trail.

Casa De Loca Winery
442 Riverbird Lane
Camdenton, MO 65020
573-317-9695

Sugarloaf Vineyard
66 Feline Lane
Camdenton, MO 65020
573-873-2020

Golden Rock Winery
955 North Business Route 5 
Camdenton, Missouri 65065
573-317-WINE

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052
573-317-0100

Shawnee Bluff Winery
2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-365-9463

Shawnee Bluff Vineyards
8 Tolwood Road
Eldon, MO 65024
573-365-1100

Dale Hollow Winery
314 E 1st Street
Stover, MO 65078
573-569-0094

Source: www.lakeoftheozarkswinetrail.com


This 4th of July, get out of your normal routine and come to enjoy life away from the city.  The Lake of the Ozarks has everything you're looking for in a weekend vacation destination.  From world-class golf to endless recreational boating activities, fine wineries, and outdoor attractions, the Lake of the Ozarks has it all.  Whether you're looking for a fun-filled family holiday, a party destination, or a relaxing, romantic getaway, you can find it at the Lake.

If you fall in love with the luxury lake lifestyle, Matt Schrimpf is here to help you find your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks.  He is an expert on luxury living at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Please reach out for more information or visit our website to view the best waterfront homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks.

MATTHEW SCHRIMPF
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Lake Ozark Realty

www.LuxuryLakeHome.com

Email: schrimmj@gmail.com

Direct Phone : (573) 365-7333
Cell Phone : (573) 434-6026

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