Lake of the Ozarks Party Cove

Lake of the Ozarks Party Cove is one massive, floating social occasion where more than 3,000 boats are moored and everyone is ready to party for as long, and as hard as they can. This giant Missouri party on Lake of the Ozarks takes place each weekend from Memorial Day Weekend through to Labor Day weekend along a one-mile stretch. The biggest party is Fourth of July weekend. Though the location has been known to change, it’s usually held at Anderson Hollow Cove by Osage Beach and a few miles east of Lake of the Ozarks State Park. When you’ve reached the armada of boats and beer at Grand Glaize Bridge, you know you’re there.

This huge party on Lake of the Ozarks is legendary and everyone has a story to tell—or keep secret! It’s a no-holds-barred event where drinking, partying, and often nudity are the headliners. The appeal of Party Cove is that crowds feel they can let loose and go wild. Boats are lashed together, mountains of coolers come out, and the atmosphere is charged. Party Cove is visited by around 8,000 people each year who travel from all over the United States to attend.

Topless girls and public intimacy are common throughout the area although in recent years there has been a fairly serious crackdown. For many party-goers, those aren’t the key points of Lake of the Ozarks party cove. For the most part it’s a young crowd blowing off steam on short vacations. If you don’t own a boat, Party Cove rentals are available at many of the local marinas. Most of the party boats are equipped with large outdoor decks where groups get together, drink, and meet other passers by all weekend long.

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