A 22-mile drive starting at Bagnell Dam and the Lake of the Ozarks. Attractive features along the way include picturesque hills, bluffs, glades, caves, and springs. The Lake of the Ozarks is a resort-based destination for water recreation, restaurants, roadside gift shops, shopping malls, family rides, and country music halls. The lake also draws people looking for second homes and retirement homes.
Amidst all of this development remain special areas where one can experience and enjoy what the rugged Osage River Hills have to offer. Special attractions: Osage River, Bagnell Dam, Lake of the Ozarks, Ha Ha Tonka and Lake of the Ozarks state parks, Castle Ruins, Ozark Caverns, and Grand Glaize Recreation Area; Dogwood Festival; wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, wildflower displays, fall colors, scenic views, fishing, hunting, boating, horseback riding, and swimming. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
© Don Kurz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.