Ice creeps into the Lake of the Ozarks

It’s a February Deep Freeze! This winter brought us snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures that we haven’t seen at the Lake of the Ozarks for several years. Our local station is warning about wind chill advisories, record lows and more snow on the way. “It’s dangerous to go outside!” they say. Good advice – but of course we had to get out to take a few photos!

ice at the Lake of the Ozarks

To capture these photos, we had to bundle up with winter gear and a sense of adventure. The ice and snow formations definitely make for some interesting designs! Below you can see a few different views of ice formations in the water and across the lake.

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Winter drifts softly onto the lake

A fog in the morning, soft falling snow in the afternoon and an icy chill in the evening air. Winter is here – It’s waiting season.

Creepy Miniature Haunted Houses

Somewhere between Stover and Laurie Missouri sit two mysterious, miniature haunted houses in an open field. I’m pretty sure they are haunted because I’ve only seen them in late October. The one on the left with gabled roof even has string lights. I’ll need to come back to see if they light up at night. One can only imagine the history – and possible horrors – within the walls of these creepy doll houses. The truth is, I turned around to see if they were for sale as I wanted one for my own. Unfortunately, no “for sale” sign – but no sign of blood either. I’ll see if they’re still around in November.

Ha Ha Tonka – A view from above

Ha Ha Tonka State Park Castle

A nice day on the lake for a drive up to Camdenton to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. From the dock, we hiked up a hill to find the castle.

October in the Ozarks

October at the Lake of the Ozarks! Trees are starting to turn … leaves are beginning to fall … and there’s a bit of chill in the air.

Leisurely September Lake Tour

I had the pleasure of driving a group around the lake on a beautiful summer day last week. After a relaxing cruise we stopped for a leisurely lunch and then back to the dock. It seemed they had a great time too.

“Planned a fun surprise for a mom’s day out on the lake and hired Captain Jeffrey to handle everything for us! It was a great, worry-free experience to see the sights and dine lakefront while Captain Jeffrey took charge of the docking, filling gas and making sure my boat was covered when we returned.  I would highly recommend him for your next work-free day on the water!”

Smile – it’s lake time!

While cruising near Lake Ozark last weekend, we happened upon a couple of happy air cruisers with Paradise Parasail! The smile in the bright yellow parachute was great – and the couple looked like they were having a wonderful time. In fact, they may have been some of the last of the customers for this 2020 season – Paradise Parasail is opening back up in May of 2021.

Captain Jeffrey is still open for lake trips this fall (no parasailing of course!) The fall weather is still warm enough to enjoy a 2 to 3 hour cruise on the lake. Just contact us at and we’ll get you out on the lake!

Hillbilly Fair in Laurie Missouri

Once in a while, it’s time to “get a little bit country” and go to the Hillbilly fair! Complete with country craft, flowers, games, petting zoo, country music and more. This year marks the 51st fair! Lots of good times for sure. The weather Sunday was perfect!