By Buddy Blouin
When it comes to relaxation in the Ozarks, Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be. It’s here to help you change your attitude even if you can’t lower your latitude by providing wonderful resort amenities, excellent dining options, top-notch customer service, and the on-brand hospitality that helped immortalize Jimmy Buffett well beyond his contributions as a songwriter. It doesn’t matter if you're looking to play a round of golf, get away for a vacation, relax and recharge, or are just looking for a night out, Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be.

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What Mile Marker Is Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks?

If you're traveling on the Lake of the Ozarks, you’ll find Margaritaville at mile marker 26. On land, you can travel to Margaritaville Osage Beach via vehicle by setting the GPS to 494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065. Visitors can dock or park, however they prefer to reach the property. Overnight boat slips are available to rent. These covered slips run around $40 per night.

Is Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks Pet Friendly?

While service animals are always welcomed on the property, pets are not allowed at Margaritaville. Near Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks, however, is R Veterinary at The Lake in Linn Creek. Here, guests are advised to board their pets during their stay, as the facilities are highly recommended and within close proximity of the resort.

Amenities You Can Expect

Though these amenities await both guests and the public alike looking to have a good time, it’s important to note that Fins Up! Indoor Pool and Fitness Center and Tradewinds outdoor pool are for guests only. No matter how you're looking to enjoy your trip, here are the many ways you can do so while visiting Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks:

Harbor Master Mini Golf

is only $10 per person. Engage in a little friendly competition or just work on your short game while visiting the property. The Oaks Golf Course is also available to enjoy 18 holes of beautiful golf. Prices and availability vary throughout the year.

The Fin City Arcade

provides a wide range of games for visitors. You can collect tickets you win while playing and redeem them for many different prizes. Make a splash and stay in shape with the

Fins Up Indoor Pool & Fitness Center

. Again, these amenities are only available to guests staying at the resort. While advance tickets aren’t available, you’ll need them at the door to get into the

Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park

. Pricing ranges from $5 for those who just wish to observe, $20 for hotel guests, and $25 per non-hotel guest.

Fin City Bowling

has many lanes available filled with fun for ages 4 and up. There are even bumpers available for younger bowlers who may need a little help.

Horseback riding

throughout the Ozarks? Why not! Single riders can enjoy this amenity at $65 per person with pony rides available for those between 3 and 7 years of age for only $15 per child. Because Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks is located on the lake itself, you can expect many watersports, boat rentals, and other lake activities to be available. This includes a fishing pier, pontoon boats, wave runners, wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, and tubing. Although the lake is perfectly safe to swim in, because of the location of the resort, swimming is not permitted near the property. Tropic Island Cruises are also available. You can enjoy delicious bites to eat at a variety of restaurants and venues ranging from casual to fine dining. This includes JB'S Boathouse Grill, LandShark Bar & Grill, License to Chill Bar & Grill, Windrose Marker 26 Lakeside Dining, Margaritaville Coffee Shop, Frank & Lola’s Pizzeria, The Tiki Hut Pool Bar, and The Oaks.

The Driftwood Spa & Salon

offers a wide range of pampering services for you to restore your mind, body, and soul. Spa packages, facials, massages, and more are all available to help you relax the right way. Live music, including internationally touring musical groups, can be found at Margaritaville all year long. Because the events don’t stop, you can bet that no two experiences are the same, leaving you coming back for more! The resort is also available for weddings. There are multiple packages and venues available to ensure that your special day is as magical as you deserve.

Who Owns Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks?

Driftwood Acquisitions and Development is the actual company that owns the resort, but it’s known as Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks for a reason. The internationally known songwriter, haver of good times, and now hospitality expert is the man behind the destination Parrot Heads know and love all too well. Margaritaville Lake of the Ozarks is a great destination for any occasion. The fact that it’s under an hour and a half from Fort Leonard Wood makes it an ideal spot for military personnel and their families to enjoy. The special military discount requires active-duty military members to show their military ID but can help you enjoy all of the fun at a lower rate as a way to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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