The city of Lake Ozark starts just East of the Osage River Bridge that carries Hwy 54 into the Lake of the Ozarks region and stops just West of the Intersection of Hwy 54 and business loop 54 where it meets its sister city Osage Beach’s boundary.
Bagnell Dam currently operated by Ameren U.E. and the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip are located in Lake Ozark. If you plan a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks it is hard not to make at least one trip to these iconic sites. The Bagnell Dam Strip is the Lake of the Ozarks only pedestrian accessed entertainment and shopping district, once lined with tourist shops selling all sorts of vacation keepsakes. Today simply known as the “Strip” the area is undergoing much change with the recent addition of several new Bar and Grills such as Ozark Bar-B-Que, Alley Cats Pizza and Beavers at the Dam. The Strip is expected to continue to redevelop with plans in place by two or more developers to start development soon.
Just up the street from the Strip at the Intersection of Hwy 242 and HH the later commonly referred to as Horseshoe Bend, was largely developed by Four Seasons. Horseshoe Bend is the largest residential community at Lake of the Ozarks comprised of lakefront homes, lakefront Condos and planned 2nd tier residential communities.
Many of the interior homes have lake views or are located on one of the two Four Season’s owned championship golf courses, The Ridge and The Cove. There are also inland lakes and community parks and swimming pools that are available too Four Seasons homeowners.
Due to the exceptional amenities offered, residences in Four Season’s maintain some of the highest resale values in the entire Lake of the Ozarks market. Although not technically in the city limits of Lake Ozark Horseshoe Bend is a peninsula only accessed through the city of Lake Ozark’s main intersection 242 & HH.
Continuing up Bus. Loop 54 you will find many of Lake of the Ozarks finest dining establishments such as Baxter’s, Lake Ozark’s newest steak and seafood restaurant with phenomenal lake views and just as impressive food and wine reviews. J.B. Hook’s, a lake destination, has served up some of the Lake Areas finest cuisine for decades, offering stunning views of more than 8 miles of Lake of the Ozarks shoreline! Not to be outdone one of Lake Ozark’s oldest and most defined culinary gems is Bentley’s. An English themed steak and seafood restaurant with authentic British décor and a menu just as refined as the Bentley car it was named after.
Lake Ozark is also home to the Lakes largest office building the Cliffside Centre which host numerous law firms, mortgage companies and real estate and property management businesses. As well as home to the largest office building in the region Lake Ozark is home to the larges Marina located on Lake of the Ozarks, Marine Max formerly Port Arrowhead has been a Marine powerhouse selling Sea Ray boats, offering exceptional service and numerous amenities to their customers. Lake Ozark is truly the gateway to Lake of the Ozarks as its name implies!