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Bagnell Dam

Lake of Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO 65049
+1 800-552-7583
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Very interesting dam

Would of loved taking time there but had rain that took away from perfect time and my knee was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lutsen, Minnesota
Interesting local site

What is it about a dam? They are just interesting places to visit. The Bagnell Dam at the Lake of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Lake of Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO 65049
+1 800-552-7583
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Would of loved taking time there but had rain that took away from perfect time and my knee was hurting.

Thank kayts231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is it about a dam? They are just interesting places to visit. The Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks is quaint, and the lake is so beautiful. Definitely worth the drive if you are in the area.

Thank DocArtz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bagnell Dam is a wonderful historic dam that is not only very interesting to drive over, but also really cool to look at from the "back side" of the dam which they are currently working on to reinforce it. You can see some HUGE shad...More

Thank Janette S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice family get away and lots of history. Also many other things in the area to see and do. A great place to take in the sight seeing of the lake and enjoy the area.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This was a neat place to visit we went to the lower part of the bridge and u really get to see how big the bridge is. We got to walk up to the bottom part of the bridge it is massive

Thank Lorna B
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is such a thrill when gates are open. Watching the large fish jumping in the rushing watch is really fun. The power of the water is amazing. You can almost feel the power. A must see.

Thank Shannon5512
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It is not the coolest thing I have ever seen, but it is worth it to drive down to check it out. Stop by the lookout point for some great pictures and to read up a little about the dam, lake, and area.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

They need to rename the bagnell dam strip to the bagnell booze blvd, All the fun shops are gone, no more family fun except for dog patch and the fudge factory, its very disappointing. The strip is not worth stopping for,

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Each dam we have visited around the country always appears that it will really be something special. Each does have a special history, story and purpose. However, many begin to look a lot alike. Yes, this is a large dam. It holds back a lot...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Having binge-watched Ozark on Netflix I was curious to see more of Lake Ozark and traveled here during my recent road-trip across several states in the Mid-West. While not nearly as impressive as Hoover dam or others, Bagnell dam is surely worth visiting both for...More

2  Thank scooby1305
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Sharon W
12 April 2017|
Response from ArriveAliveLady | Reviewed this property |
Bagnell dam top is a two lane dam roadway. Below the dam is campground. I would say no. Two lane roadway with no shoulder and gravel road campground. But check with Osage beach city hall for other access.
24 June 2015|
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Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
They no longer offer guided tours. You can only access the outer portion of the dam on the east and the musuem on the west side of the road.