Ozarks, Lake of the, artificial lake, 93 sq mi (241 sq km), c.130 mi (210 km) long, central Mo., largest reservoir in the state; created by the impounding of the Osage River by Bagnell Dam. Its irregular 1,375-mi (2,213-km) shoreline is included in Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the largest recreational area in Missouri.
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