Water, and plenty of it, is a big part of the appeal in the Osage Lakes Region. Nearly half of the state's impounded waters await visitors here in west-central Missouri. You'll also find generous helpings of history, scenic countryside, state parks and friendly towns.
Whether you're relaxing at a family resort near the water, visiting an art or history musum, or enjoying the scenery along a country road, you'll be glad you visited Missouri's Osage Lakes Region. For vacation fun, it's a "natural".
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Bolivar living is enhanced by three public parks, Dunnegan Memorial Park is on the north side of Bolivar. It is equipped with pavilions, rest rooms, picnic tables and playground equipment, plus, a small lake populated with ducks, geese, and peacocks.
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The North Ward Museum is housed in the North Ward Elementary School built in 1903 which was purchased by a local family and donated to the Historical Society of Polk County. Hundreds of objects and documents touching on area history are on display and stored in the Museum'Bolivar, MO Museums
Eleven campgrounds are conveniently located around Stockton Lake. Eight are managed by the Corps of Engineers (Cedar Ridge, Crabtree Cove, Hawker Point, Masters, Orleans Trail North, Orleans Trail South, Ruark Bluff East, and Ruark Bluff West); two are operated by marina concessionaires (, MO Camping
Scuba divers have learned that Stockton Lake holds many great dive sites below her glittering surface. The underwater structures are as beautiful and varied as the surface terrain which surrounds the lake. Visibility will vary with the seasons and is usually in the 8 to 10, MO Scuba Diving