Ozarks, Lake of the

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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