Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area

 
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18-22 Aug 2017
Overall rating
 
4.6
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Overall our experience was great. The staff was helpful, courteous, and informative. LORA is secluded and as others have said you should bring what you will need for your stay. The mini-mart has some basic stuff: bread, beverages, and some essentials. Boat and Jet Ski rentals are available, but pricey. 50 amp service sites were ok; level with water, electric, and sewer. No internet, cable, or shade trees, and the sites were wide enough for RV only. When we opened our door we had a mud puddle to step into. AT $30 a night I would have liked a mini-patio area that was paved or concrete. 30 amp sites are not big rig friendly and do not have sewer, but offer shade and a great view of the lake. Bathhouse is small but clean and offer free laundry. As others have said follow the directions listed—don’t use the GPS. Depending on the direction that you are traveling from it may take you through back roads (gravel roads) etc. Deer and other game are plentiful and wander freely. We will visit again. I only give LORA a 4 star because of the narrow RV pads and mud outside out door. 
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September 2015
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
We were very happy and impressed with this campground and the facilities at LORA. We stayed at the full hookup sites and we thought the sites were very nice and laid out well. These sites look fairly new so there is not a lot of shade trees like there is in the other parts of the campground. We did not see this as a problem because our awning gave us shade in the morning and early afternoon and the camper blocked the sun in the later part of the day. By the time we were able to camp here it was after Labor Day so it was not crowded at all. The staff was very nice and helpful. The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. It seemed like you were out in the middle of nowhere but it was only about a 15 minute drive to Osage Beach.
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8-11 Jun 15
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This was a great place to say. It's a bit off the beaten path but well worth the time to get there. The site is right on the lake and they have a large amount of rental equipment available. We paid about $30/hr for a pontoon boat. When we were at other non-DoD facilities around the country the price was $150-$200/hr; a great deal. The facilities are a bit old but were clean and conveniently located. I liked that the Army had onsite MPs at the facility. We have already recommended this location to several of our friends. We will return.
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June 3-10, 2013
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4.7
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Clean well maintained grounds. Level cement pads with clean restrooms. Marina has lots to rent but it is gas + rental which can get expensive. Spent part of the time in a cabin. They have kitchen supplies and are very nice. Enjoyed watching part of the military water training. This is our second year and we definitely will return next year. First year started out on new pad area where we had reservations. They allowed us to change to a more wooded site so don't be afraid to ask for the site you want.
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18 - 22 Apr 2013
(Updated: April 26, 2013)
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4.6
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Took the family here and pulled our, new to us 89 Avion on its maiden voyage (its being remodeled at the moment). What a great spot, bathrooms in RV area newly remodeled and very clean. Staff at office and store extremely nice. As we checked the whole campsite out, we noticed they have some very nice cabins. Tent camping only has outhouses, and not really within walking distance to the good bathrooms we were near. Had a great time fishing, kids all caught a few bluegills and crappies. Would definitely go again. We walked over to where the beach area is and there is a play ground for little kids, my wife took my youngest into those bathrooms, and she said it was filthy.
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April 23, 2011
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
J.D. left this review using the Directory software: Very nice area. Rustic camp sites are clean and well maintained. Restroom (out houses) and water available throughout. RV area looked clean. Bath house and laundry are available and clean. Facilities also include, boat ramp, boat rentals @ the marina. Cabins for rent. Pavilion for parties. Beach area (needed to be worked on). Dump station for RVs. Admin office and country store is at the bottom of hill. I wouldn't recommend pulling a big rig down there, gets kinda tight. Major shopping (Wal-Mart) 10-15 miles. Osage Beach attractions also 10-15 miles away. Fantastic. Well worth the visit.
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October 1, 2010
(Updated: November 20, 2010)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Me and my wife camped there five times over the summer and fall. Some times for over a week. We found the place great. There were always security people on site. The boats I rented were great and the staff at the boat dock, check in and store were great. The fishing was excellent. I always caught fish. My son and I fished a tournament where you could weigh a fish every two hours. My son caught and weighed a bass that weighed exactly 4 lbs and won 500.00 for it. It was great. Will be back again next year and bringing more people with me.
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22-24 Oct 10
(Updated: October 25, 2010)
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4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
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5.0
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5.0
My wife, daughter and I just spent a three day weekend in a cabin, our first time there, thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Very nice area; we didn't mind the long drive into and out of the camp due to having friends close by. The MWR booklet in the cabin requires attention, primarily due to the information about the on-site store being incorrect. But again, we know the area and that wasn't a problem for us, but may be to others. Our daughter wants a cabin with a loft, and we would like one with preferably a screened-in porch. So next time we're going to check out some of those. There is an MP station on-site; however, over the course of our weekend, we did not see anyone manning it. It's a long drive from Ft Leonard Wood to respond out there. Overall, very satisfied, and anticipate our next trip out that way.
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Jun 2006
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
One of the best run military campgrounds I have ever been to. Staff at the park was very helpful. I was so impressed with the area, I intend to retire there.
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