15 Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is renowned as the best place to own a second home in the Midwest. People travel from miles around to soak up some sunshine, break out their fishing rods, get their shopping on, or relax on their private waterfront docks at the Lake. Despite their love of this great destination, however, many people do not know very much about the Lake of the Ozarks. How was the Lake formed? When was the Lake created?

That's why the eXp Realty team has put together a list of some of the top fun facts about the Lake of the Ozarks. Who's excited to learn more about this great destination?!

1. Bagnell Dam was completed in 1931, which officially formed the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. At its greatest depth, the Lake of the Ozarks is 130 feet deep.

3. The surface of the Lake covers approximately 61,000 square miles.

4. There are more than 1,150 miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks - more than the coast of California!

5. Of all people who own two homes in the Midwest, 40% own one of them at the Lake of the Ozarks.

6. The original purpose of Bagnell Dam was to supply electricity to St. Louis.

7. From one end to the other, the Lake of the Ozarks spans 92 miles.

8. The Lake is home to approximately 70,000 docks.

9. There are 900 campgrounds around the Lake area.

10. When it was first built in 1931, the Lake of the Ozarks was the largest man-made lake in the world.

11. Today, the Lake of the Ozarks is the second largest manmade lake in Missouri (behind Truman Lake).

12. It took 20,000 workers two years to finish building Bagnell Dam.

13. Bagnell Dam is 2,543 feet long.

14. The Lake of the Ozarks holds roughly 617 billion gallons of water.

15. The town of Linn Creek is in its second location - it was moved after construction plans for the Lake of the Ozarks indicated that its original location would be flooded when the dam was completed.

If you would like to become a proud homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks, don't hesitate to contact eXp Realty! We would be thrilled to help you become a permanent member of our beautiful community.

NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home. For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the eXp Realty team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark.

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766


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