Thursday, July 14, 2016

Why is the Lake of the Ozarks the "Best Lake" in the U.S.?

If you are familiar with the Lake of the Ozarks, by now I'm sure you've heard that for 2016 it was voted the best recreational lake in the U.S. by a reader survey done by USA Today.  It was not stated how many readers took the survey, but the list of ten was whittled down from a selection of 20 lakes.

So why exactly does the Lake of the Ozarks rank so highly when compared to other popular lakes such as Lake Powell (#10), Lake Tahoe (#5), or even Lake Michigan(#7)?  What makes a lake popular? What makes a lake ideal for "recreational use"?

Why is the Lake of the Ozarks the "Best Recreational Lake"?