Cultural History

at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Old photo of a Lake Ozark State Park Public Recreation Area signLake of the Ozarks State Park was established in the mid-1930s by the National Park Service and turned over to the state in 1946. Log buildings, rustic bridges and stone ditch-dams, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, have resulted in the designation of the park and its main road, Highway 134, in the National Register of Historic Places.