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guest guide

Answers to all of your pre-vacay questions ... like, "What do I do when I'm not relaxing on the dock?"

welcome to camp lucky duck

Closest Gas / Convenience 
Rapid Roberts is on KK just a stone’s throw away. Turn left on KK and you’ll see it over the hill on the right. They have night crawlers.


Better Bait 
We like Osage Beach Bait & Tackle. Getting minnows? Take a bucket.


Rainy Days 
While we hope you get nothin’ but sunshine for your stay, check out the Entertainment list below for ideas if you find yourself facing a less than perfect forecast. Also, if you have a kid who needs a break from dock life, check out the stash of Kiwi Crate projects in the shelves behind the bar. Please help yourself to a project your kids will like! 

Friendly Fire 
You are welcome to use the firepit by the Red/Blue chairs. Just make sure you’re putting out the fire before you leave it. There are some smores sticks in the drawer of the aqua cabinet with the grill supplies and lighters. Please don’t use the fireplace in the living room.


Dock Dynasty

Please enjoy the slide, swing, high dive (if you dare), stand up paddle board, and tiki bar. In the boat house (with the yellow oars on the side) you’ll find an inflatable island, water toys and life jackets. Please enjoy and make sure you put ‘em back where you found ‘em. And make sure to store the wet steps up and out of the water.

Best Boating Ideas 
There’s a boat launch at the end of our cove that’s technically part of the Margaritaville Resort, but nobody’s checking. Just act like you know what you’re doing. Please tie up to the side of the dock by the jet ski parking. The boat lift is off limits, but you are welcome to use the jet ski lifts.


Boat Rentals  
Margaritaville’s Port of Indecision Rentals 0.5 miles 
Surdyke Yamaha Marina & Boat Rental 1.6 miles (personal recommendation) 
Adventure Boat Rentals (at Miller’s Landing) 2.3 miles


Kayak Questions

If you’d like to drive close by and mainly explore the two arms of our cove, try one of these two:

●    Margaritaville (across our cove)

●    Adventure Boat Rentals (end of our cove) SUPs only – kayaks at Sunset Beach location 

Both are a few minutes drive away. A bonus: you can paddleboard back to our dock from either. 
Downside: The main channel on the weekends outside the cove will be very choppy.   If you’re looking for someplace to drive and explore a different section of the lake, check out these guys:

●   River Monkey

According to Google, this will take you 28 min to drive there (through Camdenton) Bonus: It will be a beautiful, secluded area to kayak. 


●    Golf: The Oaks Golf Course at Margaritaville (closest), Kinderhook (best at the Lake & most $), Osage National (designed by Arnold Palmer)

●    Margaritaville’s Molly Mon Indoor Water Park (waterslides & a lazy river) $22/per day

●    Margaritaville horseback riding (ages 7 and up) & pony rides (ages 3-6)

●    Margaritaville Mini Golf & Bowling

●    Ozark Distillery & Brewery (take the brewery tour)

●    Shawnee Winery (go for the view, taste some wine while you’re there)

●    GoKarts are 2 miles away (Gran Rally Karts & Lemans Sprint-Karts)

●    Mini Golf (Gran Expedition & Pirate’s Cove)

●    Bridal Cave (worth it)

Let’s Eat! 
You can drive here:

●    Mama Cita’s Mexican Restaurant

●    Wobbly Boots BBQ

●    Andy’s Frozen Custard (conveniently located right next to Wobbly Boots)

●    Pappo’s Pizza (Insider’s tip: You can put in an online order earlier in the day for pickup in the evening – they sometimes stop taking orders on busy weekend nights, but you can order during the day for pickup exactly when you want it)

●    On the Rise (breakfast & lunch)

●    Michael’s Steak Chalet (prime rib and amazing sunset views – make reservations)

●    Jeffrey’s (you passed it on the golf course on your way in – also good prime rib & lobster)

●    Redhead Lakeside Grill

●    Shorty Pants Lounge

●    Grocery: Dierbergs Market Osage Beach if you want swanky, there’s a WalMart nearby too)

Or go by boat:

●    Margaritaville’s Landshark (2 pools & waterslide for kids while you eat & drink )

●    Miller’s Landing @MM 28 happy hour, breakfast, gas

●    Papa Chubby’s is straight across the main channel in the back of the cove. They have a beach and Chicago-style pizza & hot dogs

●    Larry’s @MM 31 – hang a left on the main channel and look for kids’ trampoline in the water (we recommend the “Pain in the Ass” if you enjoy frozen, sweet drinks)

●    Fish & Co. @MM 30

●    Redhead Lakeside Grill @MM 21

●    Shorty Pants Lounge @MM 20

●    Dog Days @MM 19

●    Backwater Jacks @MM 17

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