Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

Grand Glaize Marina, Camp Store and Public Beach #1 stores are open. Social distancing and face covering are encouraged while in the stores. For additional information about location hours and offerings, see www.lotospmarina.com or call 573-348-1233.

Your vacation destination — Lake of the Ozarks State Park has it all!

Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri’s largest lakes. Swim, fish, boat or simply take in the view from a shady campsite or picnic area overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks. The park offers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of recreational activities on the lake or on shore.

On shore, hikers, backpackers, equestrians and bicyclists can wind through open woodlands, sunny glades, small springs and streams to blufftop views of the Lake of the Ozarks. Water enthusiasts can make use of the park’s two swimming beaches, boat rentals and paved boat ramps. Park stores sell all of the necessary supplies for a day on the water. Year-round overnight accommodations include campsites, Outpost Cabins and yurts.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park’s natural beauty and solitude remain untouched, yet visitors are just minutes away from extensive shopping, restaurants and a variety of entertainment opportunities.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds
Sunrise to one-half hour after sunset (Anglers are exempt at boat ramps.) 

Boat Launch at Grand Glaize Beach Area hours

Open year-round

Boat Launch Pa He Tsi hours

March 1 through Oct. 31*

*When lake levels drop below 658.5 this launch will be temporarily closed; please check park advisories before your visit.

Ozark Caverns hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Cave tours at Lake of the Ozarks State Park resume operation beginning May 15. Tours will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May 31. Beginning June 1, cave tours and visitor center hours return to normal operation as identified below. 

2020 Traditional Tours Schedule 

May 15-31
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

June 1 - Aug. 15
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily

Aug. 16-31
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 - May 14
closed to traditional tours

NOTE: 
-- To help protect our bats from White Nose Syndrome, accessories (purses, backpacks, strollers, etc.) are not allowed in the cave. 
-- School group tours are available by prior appointment from April 15 through Oct. 15.

 

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Grand Glaize Beach hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily

Swim Beach - Public Beach #1 hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily

Ozark Caverns Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Cave tours at Lake of the Ozarks State Park resume operation beginning May 15. Tours will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May 31. Beginning June 1, cave tours and visitor center hours return to normal operation as identified below. 

Regular Hours

May 15-31

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday;

June 1 - Aug. 15

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Aug. 16-31

  • 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 - May 14

  • Closed