Summer Excitement at Thrilling Shootout Powerboat Races

Blue speed boat cruising along the open water with a long wake behind itThe Lake of the Ozarks has it all! It’s a true vacation destination and we would love to have you visit! The natural beauty of the Lake is simply stunning, making it a special place guests have returned to year after year. If you didn’t know, we also just have to share that our fabulous lake was voted the best recreational lake in the nation by readers of USA Today and 10Best.com! There are so many recreational activities to enjoy and some fantastic events to take in all summer long! One of the most popular events is the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and we’ve got all that you need to know below so keep on reading!

The Shootout, which started in 1988, has become the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US. In fact, according to Powerboat Magazine, it’s been named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events. It started as a simple, fun event in which local boats wanted to claim the title for fasted boat. It has just gotten bigger and bigger and is a top fundraising event for eight Lake-area rescue teams and other charitable organizations. This year is the event’s 30th anniversary and it will be taking place August 18th-26th 2018. Join thousands of spectators and watch over 100 top racers and offshore racing powerboats get up to 244 MPH. It is a thrilling event to watch! In addition to the racing there will be all kinds of fun events and activities going on such as the following:

  • Premier Party of the Official Shootout Whiskey at Captain Ron’s
  • Shootout Mardi Gras in July Party at Shady Gators
  • Golf Tournament at Old Kinderhook Golf Course
  • Ha Ha Tonka State Park Mini Shootout
  • Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction
  • Live Entertainment, Silent Auction, Vendor booths

Don’t let summer pass you by without taking an amazing getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you prefer a time full of adventure or a private, relaxing time of solitude, we can help you plan the perfect vacation. Book online today and contact us anytime for more information—we love to share about our little slice of paradise!

“Happy hearts!”  
~ Sue

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