Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Lake of the Ozarks State Park is a convert|17441|acre|km2|sing=on park on the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks and is the largest state park in Missouri.

Originally owned by the United States National Park Service as part of the Recreational Demonstration Areas when the lake was built in the 1930s it was donated to the state after World War II.

The park includes convert|85|mi|km of shoreline on the lake (which has a total of convert|1150|mi|km of shoreline -- mostly privately owned); two swimming beaches with imported sand, 12 trails, the Ozark Caverns, a boat launching ramp at the Lee C. Fine Memorial Airport which has a convert|6500|ft|m|sing=on runway. In addition there are campsites and cabins within the park.

One of the most famous aspects of the park is Party Cove which is a rowdy gathering spot that has been featured on the Playboy Channel and the front page of the New York Times Travel Section.

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