13 Fun Facts about the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a hot spot for families all around the mid-west to travel. With a ton of family-friendly attractions, this area is the best place to vacation - no matter what age your kids are. Our Lake of the Ozarks waterpark is proud to provide a fun and safe place for your family to stay entertained all summer long! If you're looking for the perfect place for family-friendly fun, Big Surf Waterpark has you covered. While you plan your trip to visit the best waterpark at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've provided a few fun facts about the area to keep you entertained until you get here!

Fun Fact #1: When it was completed in 1931, the Lake of the Ozarks was the largest man-made lake in the country. Now it is the 2nd largest man-made lake in Missouri.

Fun Fact #2: The shoreline of the Lake (about 1150 miles) is longer than the coastline of California.

Fun Fact #3: The Historic Bagnell Dam was completed at a cost of about $30 million - in today's money that would equal about $360 million!

Fun Fact #4: Lake of the Ozarks State Park, at 17,741 acres, is the largest in the state of Missouri.

Fun Fact #5: Roughly 617 billion gallons of water are found in the Lake of the Ozarks.

Fun Fact #6: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 3.5 million tourists visit the area.

Fun Fact #7: From end to end, the Lake of the Ozarks is 92 miles long!

Fun Fact #8: In the deepest place, the lake is about 130 feet deep.

Fun Fact #9: The Lake of the Ozarks covers 61,000 square miles.

Fun Fact #11: Linn Creek's original location flooded when the lake was created. It's now in its second location and home to a FANTASTIC waterpark!

Fun Fact #12: The Historic Bagnell Dam is 2,543 feet long.

Fun Fact #13: About 20,000 works were used to build the dam - this helped a number of families through the great depression!

Now that you know a few new interesting facts about the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to plan your next getaway to the area. As your destination for family-friendly fun, we look forward to helping you make new memories with your loved ones this summer. Our waterpark at the Lake of the Ozarks provides thrilling and easy-going rides and fun for all ages! It's the best place to cool off at the Lake!

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