Park Trails

at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Aquatic Trail

  • Boating

Length: 9.75 Miles View map

This unique aquatic trail provides boaters with a different perspective of the park when viewed from the Lake of the Ozarks. Buoys are placed at various locations between the park’s Grand Glaize Beach and the main campground. A special corresponding interpretive guide provides information about what boaters see at each stop. The diversity of the park and its natural communities are showcased with stops to view woodlands, glades, streams and geological structures. Boaters can learn how swallows use the bluffs in the park, how chert is formed and why glades are being lost to cedar invasion.  

This trail is accessible only from the water and users must provide their own boats. An Aquatic Trail guide is available at various locations in the park and is recommended before launching on this unique interpretive trail.

You may experience:

  • Rapidly changing weather conditions
  • Motorized boat traffic
  • Unexpected waves
  • Changing water levels
  • Sutface or submerged objects
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
9.75 Miles   Linear Buoy 1.) Campground marina; 2.) Grand Glaize Beach area