Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks

While we typically cover welding topics here on the blog, we wanted to take some time to showcase a bit about the place our business is based out of. We love owning a business at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are proud to provide you with incredible welding services at the Lake of the Ozarks. From basic repairs to custom metal fabrication in Sunrise Beach, MO, if it's made out of metal - we can take it on!

Enough about us … here are some fun things that we find interesting about this area! The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many full0time and vacationers alike, and from busy summer seasons to slower winter seasons, there’s awakes something fun to know about this place that we call home.

Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks covers 61,000 acres and contains 617 billion gallons of fresh water, what the city of St. Louis typically uses over a decade.
  • Roughly 3.5 million tourists visit Lake of the Ozarks from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • At 17,741 acres, Lake of the Ozarks State Park is the largest park in Missouri.
  • The original purpose of Bagnell Dam was to supply electricity to St. Louis.
  • There are rumors of catfish large enough to eat a human lurking at the bottom of the lake. Thankfully, this is just a myth that’s been officially dispelled. Every two years, the Dam gets a full underwater inspection and a few spot inspections here and there.
  • It took 20,000 workers two years to finish building Bagnell Dam.
  • Of all people who own two homes in the Midwest, 40% own one of them at the Lake of the Ozarks.
  • The town of Linn Creek is in its second location - it was moved after construction plans for the Lake of the Ozarks indicated that its original location would be flooded when the dam was completed.
  • There are more than 1,150 miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks - more than the coast of California!
  • The total cost to build Bagnell Dam was approximately $30 million (nearly $360 million in today's money).

Weird Things Found in the Lake

There have been a lot of strange things pull dug out of the Lake, here are five of the strangest!
  • Nicholas Cage’s Porsche 
  • Freshwater Jellyfish 
  • Piranha 
  • Messages in a Bottle dating from 1972 
  • Odd trash, like a fake leg, bowling ball, a treadmill, shopping cart, and even a motorcycle. 

We Love the Lake Area

With all of the history and some really fun facts, this is a wonderful place to settle down and own our welding business at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Whether you need something custom fabricated to metal repairs, we would love to be the Lake of the Ozarks welders you choose. Visit our website to take a look at previous projects, and don't forget to like us on Facebook!

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