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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just a couple days away on the 24th. Many people around the Lake of the Ozarks are getting the turkey ready and picking out their Black Friday wish list. Thanksgiving itself is filled with eating, football and parade watching, however, do you know how these traditions began? There are many interesting things about Thanksgiving, so Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar has gathered a few fun facts you can share around the table this Thursday.

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

- The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621. There were 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians present and it lasted three days. It is said by many historians that there were only five women in attendance at the first Thanksgiving, as many of the women settlers didn't survive the first year in the U.S. 

- Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until 1863. Sarah Josepha Hale, famous for writing "Mary Had a Little Lamb," convinced Present Lincoln to make Thanksgiv…

5 Fun Activities You Can Enjoy This Autumn

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Summer isn't the only time to visit the Lake of the Ozarks! Autumn is full of fun activities for you and your friends to enjoy. From fishing to spelunking, fall is one of the best times to come to the Lake. After a fun filled day of adventures, swing on by the best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are still open SEVEN days a week throughout the season and offering the best daily specials at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out all the fun you can have this season at the Lake.

1. Bass Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular activities to do during the fall. In addition, the Lake of the Ozarks offers some of the best fishing in the midwest. The Lake is loaded with a variety of fish species including largemouth bass, spotted bass, black and white crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, hybrid stripers, paddlefish, walleye and bluegill. 

2. Holiday Shopping Excursions

Many people come to the Lake of the Ozarks solely to shop. From the ou…

Fun Facts About Your Favorite Lake!

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The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the more popular places to visit in the Midwest during the summer month. However, it is also a great place to visit in the autumn, as there is so much more to the area other than the Lake. There are also a lot of interesting facts about this popular destination spot. Here are some things that you may not have known about your favorite place to vacation, brought to you by Lake of the Ozarks' best waterfront bar and grill.


Interesting Facts About Lake of the Ozarks

- The Lake of the Ozarks is 92 miles long end to end.

- With 1,150 miles of shoreline, the Lake of the Ozarks is longer than California's coastline. 

- It cost approximately $30 million to build Bagnell Dam, which would be nearly $360 million in today's money. 

- Lake of the Ozarks cover 61,000 acres and contains 617 billion gallons of fresh water. To put that in perspective, that is how much the city of St. Louis uses over a decade. 

- The Lake of the Ozarks welcomes around 3.5 million …

Weekends at Backwater Jack's

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The best waterfront bar and grill at the Lake of the Ozarks is still open seven days a week! Now that autumn is in full swing, Backwater Jack's is going all out during the weekends. From live music to fun games, there's no better place to spend your weekend. Whether you are looking for a fun night out or the best place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks, Backwater Jack's is the place to be. Check out all that we are offering this autumn during the weekends.


Friday Steak Night

Every Friday night from 4:00 pm to close, Backwater Jack's is offering a delicious steak meal for you to enjoy. The meal includes a 7 oz filet mignon complete with your favorite side dish for just $13.99. In addition, there will also be deals on glasses of wine, so you can pair your favorite vino with our premium cut of steak! Live music is the best part of coming to your Lake of the Ozarks' favorite waterfront bar and grill. During our Friday Steak Night, you can enjoy some of the best…