Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri, near its namesake, the Lake of the Ozarks. The population was 1,586 at the 2010 census.
A post office called Lake Ozark has been in operation since 1932. The community took its name from nearby Lake of the Ozarks.
Bagnell Dam was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
Lake Ozark is located at 38°11′55″N 92°38′20″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.95 square miles (20.59 km2), of which 7.23 square miles (18.73 km2) is land and 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2) is water.
Lake Ozark has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with thunderstorms and other severe weather common. Winters are generally cold with mild periods, but the temperature of the lake can alter the climate with heavy fog and milder weather than other municipalities further away from the lake.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,586 people, 715 households, and 455 families living in the city. The population density was 219.4 inhabitants per square mile (84.7/km2). There were 1,688 housing units at an average density of 233.5 per square mile (90.2/km2).