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Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area


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FLW Lake Recreation Area (LORA)
789 Olney CircleLinn Creek
Missouri 65052 (573) 346-5640

Temporary Hours of Operation:
August 14 - September 1

Sunday-Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 8am-7pm

Saturday 8am-8pm

Labor Day Weekend:

Friday 8am-7pm

Saturday & Sunday 8am-8pm

Monday 8am-7pm

Normal Business Hours:
September 6 - Memorial Weekend 2017

Daily 9am-5pm

LORA is a great place to get away from all the worries of the everyday life.

Enjoy camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities at Missouri's scenic playground, the Lake of the Ozarks.

LORA is located 57 miles Northeast of Fort Leonard Wood on the Grand Glaize arm of the Lake of the Ozarks.

The lake is one of the nation's largest man-made lakes, giving you over 1150 miles of shoreline to enjoy.

When you're at LORA, you are only a short drive away from many of Missouri's best tourist attractions. There are caves waiting to be explored, amusement and water parks, golf courses, unique gift shops, as well as many fine restaurants and night clubs. It is easy to see why your stay at LORA will be fun and exciting for your entire family.

LORA welcomes Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Members of the National Guard and Reserves, DoD Employees with ID cards, Familiy Members and Fort Leonard Wood Contract Employees.

RESERVATIONS  - Download Reservation Policy



  • All units are air conditioned and winterized for your comfort
  • Lines, towels, and washcloths are provided
  • Laundry, open for public use 24 hours a day
  • Satellite T.V. and microwaves are provided in every unit



  • The LORA Country Store is available to supply you with the basics for camping and fishing. The store carries ice, beer, firewood, and a selection of food including snacks as well as staples such as milk, eggs and bread.
  • April to Memorial Day Weekend: Friday through Sunday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend: 7 days a week: 8am-7pm
  • Labor Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend: Friday through Sunday: 9am-4:30pm



  • Available at the Administrative Office (Bldg 528)
  • Missouri residents $12.00 / year
  • Non-residents $42.00 / year
  • $7.00 / daily



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



  • Wet/Dry storage available for rent
  • Vehicles stored at LORA must be registered at our Administrative Office


  • Sheriff's Dept. Camden County (573) 346-2243
  • MPs at Fort Leonard Wood (573) 596-6141; or call 911

MARINA: RATES - LORA has a variety of Marina equipment available for rent.

  • Dock opens the first week of March / Daily: 9am - 5pm
  • Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
  • Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm
  • Sat & Sun: 8am - 8pm

Tread Lightly / Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impact when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.
Download Tread Lightly Brochures - Camping / Hiking / Fishing / Boating

About Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is Mid-America's premier vacation, golf and fishing destination. It is one of the largest lakes in Missouri, 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 open to the public on May 30, 1931.

Surrounded by expansive forests and rolling hill, 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, excursion boat rides, boat races, horseback riding, bowling, toe-tappin' 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 largemouth 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 range of leisure and water activities that will excite and enchant any visitor.