Where is Lake of the Ozarks?

Lake of the Ozarks is located in Central Missouri and is about 175 miles from both St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. The area is easily accessible by car for many nearby cities. Use our interactive map below for directions from an exact location or see our general directions below.


 

Directions to Lake of the Ozarks

No matter which direction you are coming from it is rather easy to get to The Lake of the Ozarks. Follow our directions below or contact our office for additional assistance.

St. Louis, MO to Lake of the Ozarks

St. Louis is just about 175 miles from Lake of the Ozarks, about a 3-hour drive.

  • From the North, you can use I-70 West to US-54 West.
  • From the South take I-44 Southwest to MO-5 North.

Kansas City, MO to Lake of the Ozarks

Kansas City is about 146 miles from Lake of the Ozarks, about a 2.5-hour drive.

  • From Kansas City North, you can take I- 70 to US-65 South.
  • From Kansas City South follow I-49 and MO-7 South to MO-5 North.

Jefferson City, MO to Lake of the Ozarks

We are about 40 miles southwest of Jefferson City.

  • Take MO on US-54 West, about an hour drive.
  • This road does have tolls.
  • To avoid tolls, follow US-54 West to MO-5 North through Osage Beach.

Columbia, MO to Lake of the Ozarks

Columbia, MO, home of the Mizzou Tigers, is about 55 miles from The Lake.

  • About a 1.5-hour drive using US-63 and US-54 at Jefferson City.
  • This road does have tolls.
  • To avoid tolls, follow I-70 West to MO-5 South through Gravois Mills.

Springfield, MO to Lake of the Ozarks

Springfield, MO is about 76 Miles south of The Lake, about halfway between Lake of the Ozarks and Branson, MO.

  • This drive takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Take US-65 North to MO-73, then follow US-54 East until heading North on MO-5 coming through Greenview.

Contact our office for additional directions direct to our office or your vacation rental. Note our office street address is, 109 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy. Lake Ozark, MO 65049, entered into GPS this should get you right to us! Lake of the Ozarks is a vast area, learn more about the lake and the precise area you are staying in.