Lake of the Ozarks Chamber of Commerce
Contact the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
800-451-4117 or 573-964-1008
#1 Willmore Lane
P.O. Box 1570
Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049
(1/4 mi. Northwest of Bagnell Dam)

Willmore Lodge & The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Willmore Lodge is the home of Lake Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Bagnell Dam History Museum. Stop by for visitor information and to hear sites and sounds from Lake of the Ozarks since passed. Willmore Lodge houses the history of our region. Learn the story of the Osage River, the monumental engineering project that became Bagnell Dam, and the development of the Lake of the Ozarks.


Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in central Missouri. Extents of three smaller tributaries to the Osage, the Niangua River, Grandglaize Creek, and Gravois Creek, are included in the impoundment. The lake has a surface area of 55,000 acres , over 1,150 miles of shoreline, and the main channel of the Osage Arm stretches 92 miles from end to end. The total drainage area is over 14,000 square miles. The lake's serpentine shape has earned it the nickname "The Magic Dragon," which has in turn inspired the names of local events such as The Magic Dragon Street Meet.

Best Recreational Lake

It was a very close race between the winner and runner-up, but in the end it was Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks that won the most readers votes and the title of Best Recreation Lake. This large reservoir from the Osage River offers visitors more than 1,000 miles of shore. It belongs to Missouri’s biggest state park and is a sought-after vacation destination with a wide array of activities, from fishing to shopping to dining to spas. The Top 10 winners in the category Best Recreation Lake are as follows: 1. Lake of the Ozarks, 2. Big Bear Lake, 3. West Okobjoi Lake, 4. Lake Cumberland, 5. Lake Tahoe, 6. Lake Havasu, 7. Lake Michigan, 8. Lake Coeur d”Alene, 9. Flathead Lake and 10. Lake Powell. 10 Best and USA Today extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA Today.


Lake of the Ozarks Sign

The iconic sign was installed by the Lake Area of Chamber of Commerce in the Summer of 2012.

The sign is symbolic on many levels. It screams "you’re here" to a large percentage of visitors to the lake, and to the locals it says, "you're home". The goal of the sign is to reflect the stability of the lake community as one of the most unique resort areas in the country.

Bagnell Dam

Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River creating the Lake of the Ozarks. The 148-foot tall concrete gravity dam was built by the Union Electric Company (now AmerenUE) for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation. It is 2,543 feet long, including a 520-foot long spillway and a 511-foot long power station. The facility with eight generators has a maximum capacity of 215 megawatts. Construction started on the dam in 1929 and was completed in 1931. >>MORE INFORMATION

2013 Business Directory

2016 Business Directory
2015 Community Map

The map is a printed publication produced by the area chambers annually.
Swing by your area chamber to pick it up. >>CLICK HERE

The directory is a printed publication which includes all chamber members.
This directory is published once a year and distributed through the three area chambers.
Swing by your area chamber to pick it up. >>MORE INFORMATION


About Your Chamber

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful private, nonprofit, membership-driven organization comprised of nearly 600 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. 

The Lake Area Chamber serves the Lake of the Ozarks community including North Shore, Lake Ozark, Horseshoe Bend, Osage Beach, Kaiser and Linn Creek.  It is one of five chambers that surround the Lake of the Ozarks and is one of the largest in Central Missouri.


Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Check Back Soon for Information for 2016


Cocktails & Caddies Ladies Golf Tournament

Friday, April 15, 2016
Sycamore Creek Golf Club

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

Check Back Soon for Information for 2016

Midwest Wine & Brew Festival

August 20, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Home, Lifestyle, and Sport Show

October 8-9, 2016
>>MORE INFORMATION is a Free Service provided by KRMS and 93.5 Rocks the Lake radio stations to foster the development of the entire Lake of the Ozarks region.

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Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
#1 Willmore Lane
PO Box 1570
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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