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Old 02-22-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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I know that the lake gets really busy in the summer. Are there quiet areas at all for waterskiing? Are some of the arms of the lake less crowded? If so, which ones? Thanks
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Anywhere west of the Highway 5 bridge in the main arm of the lake of far less busy.

The Niangua arm doesn't get super busy, but it's narrow.

The best time to go is early morning.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Is Lake of the Ozarks too busy for waterskiing??

YES... They only allow fishing there.......
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City-Blue Eye-Ridgedale
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Cool Too busy...

The folks I know that live at Lake of the Ozarks are all getting rid of their small runabouts & fishing boats because the lake in season is too choppy from all the big boats...a pontoon is the best bet.

Now, choppy might be ok for wake boarding...
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: St. Charles
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there are quiet a few places to rent jet ski at lake of the ozarks try [url=http://www.go2lakeoftheozarks.com]Lake of the Ozarks Missouri (MO) | Guide to Lake of the Ozarks | go2lakeoftheozarks.com[/url] for more info
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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A few years ago a friend loaned me a DVD shot in Lake of the Ozarks area (Party Cove - I think?) It looked like a scene out of Girls Gone Wild. Thousands of people (way too many boats, bumper-to-bumper) booze, music - not exactly a safe-boating environment! I'm pretty new to the area and haven't been there yet but if that's what Lake of the Ozarks is like I don't think water-skiing would be a good idea.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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I've seen them waterskiing on the Niangua Arm.

No way I would be around Party Cove they are just sick.

hillman
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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I was just water skiing this summer, as well as tubing.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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I was just water skiing this summer, as well as tubing.
Did you go get a bunch of shots afterwards? That water in the sewer Lagoon of the Ozarks is filthy. (http://www.kansascity.com/637/story/1640954.html?storylink=omni_popular - broken link)
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I read on another forum that in some areas of the lake they have 4-foot waves! As a former "pretty good" skier I might have enjoyed that (yeah, a few years ago) but not so much now. It definitely sounds like it is for the adventurous at heart these days.
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