Playground

at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

playground with slides in a shaded area

Park Hours

Coordinates

38.082839, -92.568979

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds

Sunrise to one-half hour after sunset (Anglers are exempt at boat ramps.) 

Boat Launch at Grand Glaize Beach Area hours

Open year-round

Boat Launch Pa He Tsi hours

March 1 through Oct. 31*

*When lake levels drop below 658.5, this launch will be temporarily closed; please check the Park and Site Status Map before your visit.

Ozark Caverns hours

Traditional Tours Schedule 

May 15-31
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

June 1 through Aug. 15
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily

Aug. 16-31
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 through May 14
Closed to traditional tours

NOTE: 
-- To help protect our bats from White Nose Syndrome, accessories (purses, backpacks, strollers, etc.) are not allowed in the cave. 
-- School group tours are available by prior appointment from April 15 through Oct. 15.

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Grand Glaize Beach hours

Season: May 24 through Sept. 2
Sunrise to sunset

Swim Beach - Public Beach #1 hours

Season: May 24 through Sept. 2
Sunrise to sunset

Ozark Caverns Visitor Center hours

May 15-31
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

June 1 through Aug. 15
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Aug. 16-31
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Sept. 1-15
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Sept. 16 through May 14
Closed