Fun Things to Do for First-time Visitors
Looking for fun things to do at Lake of the Ozarks? If you’re a first-time visitor, then you’re in for a real treat! Playin Hooky, the original water taxi service in Lake of the Ozarks, is ready to help you plan a vacation packed with awesome, fun activities that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Vacation Planning at Lake of the Ozarks
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Lake of the Ozarks offers a wealth of adventure and excitement, as well as relaxation. From outdoor adventures to easy-going afternoons, we encourage you to check out these fun things to do at Lake of the Ozarks:
Although on-water activities are quite popular at Lake of the Ozarks, our beautiful area also features plenty of other great ways to explore nature. Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Ha Ha Tonka State Park offers opportunities to fish, hike, canoe, swim and enjoy a picnic. If you’d like to sail a boat, you can do so from both areas, as well as the Bagnell Dam Access. Find a little shade by exploring Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park, Jacob’s Cave, or Stark Caverns.
Dining & Drinking
Thirsty for a good time? You don’t have to look far for great watering holes. Casa de Loco Winery, Golden Rock Winery, Seven Springs Winery, and Shawnee Bluff Winery are all in the area. For dining, you have your pick of a number of fine and casual eateries on and off of the water. H. Toad’s at Camden on the Lake, Shady Gators, Jolly Rogers, Franky & Louie’s, Tap & Grill, and Backwater Jacks are just a few superb options with tasty food and fun, memorable atmospheres.
Ready to turn things up a notch? Get a great view of the area with Lake of the Ozarks Helicopters tours or let Paradise Parasail take you gliding in the sky. Of course, many people think shooting a challenging round of golf can get the heart pumping too! The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail features 13 courses for you to work on your short game.
Families with children of all ages will love the fun things to do at Lake of the Ozarks. Accommodating activities include the Big Surf Waterpark, The Funny Farm Petting Zoo, Sugar Creek Mini Golf, Putt’ N’ Stuff Family Fun Center, and the Ozark Homestead Riding Stables.
Leisure on the Lake
Do you want to maximize your lake time? Most first-time visitors do! Let Playin Hooky take you topside. We offer fun cruises, as well as a water taxi and charter service to make your time on the lake unforgettable. Our Coconut Shuttle takes you to an epic pool party at Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill while our Daytime Bar Hop Cruises let you bounce around to the best bars in the area. For a unique experience, come aboard for our evening Howl at the Moon Bar Hop cruise and party all night. Your group can also choose to charter one of our vessels and we’ll take you wherever you desire.
Contact Playin Hooky for Fun Things to Do at Lake of the Ozarks
There are so many fun things to do at Lake of the Ozarks that you’ll be coming back year after year! Check out our Vacation Planning page for more help planning your trip to Lake of the Ozarks or contact Playin Hooky at 573-434-2627 today!