Tuesday, November 17, 2020

5 Winter Activities you can Experience at the Lake of the Ozarks

As we embrace the off-season at Lake of the Ozarks it can be hard to find something to keep residents and visitors entertained, or so was thought! While Lake of the Ozarks is a renowned vacation destination for the Summer recreation, it's also a wonderful place to live and vacation year-round. The Lake has many off-season activities that are fun for the whole family. If you own a home at Lake of the Ozarks and are seeking some fun during the Winter months, this week's blog has some enticing activities for you to consider.

Cave Spelunking

Caving is a fantastic way to spend some time during the Winter months at Lake of the Ozarks and with four of Missouri's most renowned open-to-the-public caves (three of which are open year-round) you'll have a grand selection. You may be worried about the temperature when considering caving during the Winter. Well, the caves in the Lake area remain near the upper-50s constantly!

Karting (miner mikes) 

Karting is a historical pastime at Lake of the Ozarks. We've had a robust go-kart scene for decades, and while they are fewer indoor kart tracks than previously, 2018 was an exciting year for the karting industry at the Lake. Miner Mikes added an addition called Buster's Garage. This state-of-the-art track boasts all the modern amenities that you could dream of for a go-kart course and has a selection of carts to satisfy adults and kids alike. 


When it comes to hiking in the Winter months at Lake of the Ozarks, there are two fabulous options that come to mind. The first being Ha Ha Tonka State Park, located in Camdenton. Ha Ha Tonka offers a slew of beautiful trails that range in difficulty and length, 316 wooden stairs that ascend to the historical castle ruins, and a gorgeous blue spring below. The Second being, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, located in Osage Beach and Kiser. Lake of the Ozarks State park also has a variety of trails ranging in length and difficulty. One great thing about hiking this time of year is that you don't have to worry about ticks or chiggers, the only downside is that it gets a little soggy this time of year, so a light jacket and boots are advised for any hiking excursions. 

Ice Skating

The premier hotel and resort, Old Kinderhook boasts an elaborate outdoor ice-skating rink during the Winter season. It's $13 to skate to your heart's desire, and that includes the skate rental! If you get cold or hungry while out on the ice there is a nearby snack shack for warm (or cold) drinks and treats, right next to some cozy firepits. 


The Winter months at Lake of the Ozarks are well-known for fishing, long as you can stand the cold that is. Bass and Catfish are biting and can provide plenty of excitement and a good fishing challenge during the offseason. In January, you can chase Blue Cats through deep channels. February is good for Bass fishing. And for those seeking a more unique fishing experience, the ancient Paddlefish season is mid-March. Then it's back to good ol' Crappie fishing in April. 

We hope that you have enjoyed your read and found some useful ideas for keeping entertained during the off-season. If you don't yet own a home at Lake of the Ozarks, now is a great time to consider buying. The real estate market is currently booming, there are motivated sellers, as well as phenomenal interest rates. Team Lasson would be proud to represent you and assist in securing your Lake of the Ozarks mortgage. For all your Lake of the Ozarks mortgage needs, there's Team Lasson!

Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

4655 B Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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