Economic Development

Osage Beach is the heart of Lake of the Ozarks, one of several large man-made lakes in the United States, with 92 miles of main channel. We are the Midwest’s premier lake destination boosting world-class boating, shopping, dining, fishing, state parks, and other must-not-miss recreation. Located in central Missouri on US Hwy 54, 42 miles southwest of Jefferson City, the State’s capital, our community is part of a rapidly growing region with excellent schools, beautiful scenery, and endless opportunities which makes us a desirable place to be.

  • Lake of the Ozarks – 5th most visited location in Missouri
  • 10.1 sq. miles (9.4 sq.miles - land; .7 sq.miles - water)
  • Elevation - 860 Feet
  • Density - 389.8/sq.mile
  • Located in Camden & Miller Counties


Primary & Secondary

  • Osage Beach Elementary - Camdenton R-III School District
  • School of the Osage R-II District

Higher Education

  • Columbia College Lake of the Ozarks Campus
  • State Fair Community College Lake of the Ozarks Campus
  • Central Methodist Lake of the Ozarks Campus


  • Zip Code - 65065
  • Area Code - 573
  • Time Zone - CST (Central) Summer - CDT (DST)
  • FIPS Code - 29-5524[1]
  • GNIS Feature ID - 0729792[2]

Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach