Bagnell Dam originated with US government work programs The New Deal, and formed what we know today as the lake of the Ozarks.  Originally operated under a lease from the United States federal government by Union Electric, that company has now become Ameren.  Bagnell Dam is an excellent source of hydroelectricity for the region.  Now the lake has over 1,150 miles of shoreline and is about 94 miles from end to end. The Bagnell Dam was completed in 1931 to form what is now known as the best recreational lake in the United States, the Lake of the Ozarks.  


Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River, and is the last impound other than locks until the Gulf of Mexico just past New Orleans, Louisiana.  Below Bagnell Dam, there are many Missouri State Parks and boat ramps, and provides excellent outdoor recreation of fishing, boating, camping, and scenic vistas.


Lake of the Ozarks is an anomaly being dammed on both ends, in that there is Bagnell Dam on the Lower Osage and the Truman Dam on the Upper Osage in Warsaw, Missouri.  Along with both impoundments, the federal government mandates lake levels at Lake of the Ozarks.  It is only allowed an approximate range of 6 ft in surface level change, with a drawdown over winter to prepare for spring rains.  The lake is mandated to be back at full pool before Memorial Day each year.


Although full pool of 660 ft MSL is required at Lake of the Ozarks, there is the possibility of holding an additional 4 ft of water to 664 ft MSL in case of severe flooding.  This is only implemented to hold additional water back from the Mississippi River basin.  In the rare event of holding that water, there is usually lots of advance notice.  There are areas at Lake of the Ozarks that are in a flood zone due to this possibility of 4 ft lake level increase.


If you are interested in buying or selling Osage Beach or Lake Ozark condos, lakefront houses, condominiums, or golf course homes in Osage Beach or Lake Ozark, MO, feel free to reach out and contact Jesse, Your Lake Friend®.  We are here to help. Below are the newest local listings to browse.

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25 Photos 13437 Graystone Road Versailles, MO 65084

13437 Graystone Road
Versailles, MO 65084
Residential

MLS# 3545486 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2360 sqft

BEAUTIFUL 12 ACRE FARM. BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPPED AND WELL MAINTAINED, CUSTOM BUILT 3 BEDROOOMS 2 AND 1/2 BATH HOME WITH A 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. CEN... 

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$379,900
Provided courtesy of DONNY HIBDON of EXP Realty, LLC
31 Photos 30921 Orchard Drive Lebanon, MO 65536

30921 Orchard Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536
Residential

MLS# 3545484 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1230 sqft

Looking for peaceful, quiet on 1.5 acres? This is the one! Built in 2019 and has been immaculately kept, it stillshows like brand new. Featuring 3 ... 

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$210,000
Provided courtesy of ANN M KLIMKEWICZ PC of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
27 Photos 31 Sunset Drive Camdenton, MO 65020

31 Sunset Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020
Niangua Hill
Residential

MLS# 3545485 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2966 sqft

Attractive brick and frame residence with full walk-out basement ready to finish your way! All living pleasures on the entry level with towering va... 

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$430,000
Provided courtesy of Kevin Davison of United Country Lake Area Properties
39 Photos 105 den Cove UNIT 1C Lake Ozark, MO 65049

105 den Cove UNIT 1C
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Bears Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3544409 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 800 sqft

Low assessment fees, convenient location on land and water, updated, furnished and ready to move into. If you are looking for these things in a ... 

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$249,900
Provided courtesy of GREG TOLBERT of Rock Island Realty
45 Photos 611 Lazy Days Road UNIT U-6 Osage Beach, MO 65065

611 Lazy Days Road UNIT U-6
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Lazy Days
Residential

MLS# 3544388 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1120 sqft

Popular Lazy Days Condos 2 bedroom, 2 bath recently updated in 2019. This generous open floor plan is sure to please. Newer stainless steel appli... 

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$309,900
Provided courtesy of TAMMY ROSENTHAL-FRAN CAMPBELL TEAM of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
50 Photos 216 Porter Mill Bend Camdenton, MO 65020

216 Porter Mill Bend
Camdenton, MO 65020
Porter Mill Bend Est.
Residential

MLS# 3544387 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 4203 sqft

It's the gentle lot in the quiet neighborhood with the lovely view you are looking for. Wonderful lakefront home in a subdivision of well-kept home... 

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$1,099,800
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
36 Photos 86 Palisades Lakeview Drive UNIT 2B Lake Ozark, MO 65049

86 Palisades Lakeview Drive UNIT 2B
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Palisades Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3545473 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1316 sqft

If its views, boating and proximity to fun that you're looking for, this is it! This lakeview condo at the beautiful Palisades Condominiums is supe... 

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$315,000
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
20 Photos 112 Tara Road UNIT 1A Lake Ozark, MO 65049

112 Tara Road UNIT 1A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Tara Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3544382 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 693 sqft

Looking for the perfect lakefront condo? This beautiful condo at the 3 mile marker boasts an AMAZING panoramic view!! This unit has been updated wi... 

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$235,000
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
40 Photos 67 Tall Timber Roach, MO 65787

67 Tall Timber
Roach, MO 65787
Tall Timber
Residential

MLS# 3544422 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 4066 sqft

CAPTIVATING VIEW OF LAKE OF THE OZARK FROM THIS POINT LOT! 181' of grassy lakefront gives this .97 acre lot a park-like setting. Large 5 bedroom/4 ... 

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$919,000
Provided courtesy of PATRICIA MINICH of Keller Williams L.O. Realty

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