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Bagnell Dam, Osage Beach

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  • If you have never visited our beautiful lake of the ozarks and our Bagnell Dam you are missing so much. Drive across the dam and go do to the overlook to see the back side of the dam and the river. Th...  more »
  • The dam was cool to see but you need to read the history of the dam. That is the interesting part of it. Very pretty drive down to front of dam. Parks department is doing a good job keeping that area ...  more »
  • We stopped on both sides and were quite pleasantly surprised by the wildlife on the side away from the business strip. We saw all kinds of large and small fish along with rock-climbing pigeons, blue h...  more »
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  • We visited a few weeks ago when all 10 flood gates were open and dumping water like there was no tomorrow. We first started right at the wall and then drove down the road to the boat ramp. It was very full, the water was almost to the blacktop and shortly after we arrived, a ranger came to tell everyone they had to leave for safety purposes. Both areas have ample parking but only the boat ramp had restrooms and those are restrooms you should ONLY use if you are super desperate. :-( It's a nice place to picnic and if you've never seen the dam structure up close, it's pretty impressive. Apparently in the old days, you could tour the facility, but that doesn't happen anymore. When you see the signs on the side of the road that read "Overlook" or Dam anything, explore it. There are many nooks and crannies around the dam that we haven't even discovered yet.
  • Can't ask to launch a boat any closer to the dam. This is a nice little launch for fishing boats.
  • Whether they have the water levels up or down, if you know where the deep holes are, you can find pretty good sized crappie, catfish, etc.
  • Randomly made a trip down here to see the eagles. Was met with a beautiful view of the dam and three used condoms in the parking lot. Won't visit again.
  • Get place to catch fish