USA Today highly ranks Lake of the Ozarks, visitors not surprised

1 year 3 months 3 days ago April 17, 2016 Apr 17, 2016 Sunday, April 17 2016 Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:01:00 PM CDT in News
By: Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

LAKE OF THE OZARKS -  USA Today named the Lake of the Ozarks the best recreational lake in the United States.

As KOMU 8 talked to people enjoying the warm weather at the Lake of the Ozarks Sunday, most people said they were not suprised by USA Today's ranking. 

Cindy Forsythe is a St. Louis native that decided to move to the Lake of the Ozarks four years ago to enjoy retirement.

"We just always wanted to retire here, so now we finally got to," Forsythe said.

She also said she was not surprised about USA Today's ranking.

"It's beautiful. I mean, look at all the gorgeous boats. There's millions of them and lots of fun people. It's just a fun place to be," Forsythe said.

USA Today said one good thing about the Lake of the Ozarks is that it attracts both families and college students. The article also said the Lake of the Ozarks has a lot of activities including fishing, golfing and shopping. 

Here is the full USA Today ranking :

  1. Lake of the Ozarks
  2. Big Bear Lake
  3. West Okoboji Lake
  4. Lake Cumberland
  5. Lake Tahoe
  6. Lake Havasu
  7. Lake Michigan
  8. Lake Coeur d'Alene
  9. Flathead Lake
  10. Lake Powell 

 

 

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