Near Lakes & Rivers

Missouri, “The Show Me State” is also known as “Where the Rivers Run,” and has more than 110,000 miles of running water.  The Missouri River runs across the state from Kansas City to St. Louis, and the Mississippi River runs along MO’s eastern border. But there are miles more to enjoy all over the state.

MO also has 16 lakes ranging in size from 440 acres to 55,406 acres.  The two largest, Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks are in the Central section.  Lake of the Ozarks has 1,150 miles of shoreline and was opened to the public in 1931 and has since become a vacation destination for lake recreation.

Bull Shoals Lake, Table Rock Lake, and Lake Taneycomo located in the SW region near Branson, Mo were formed from the Army Corp of Engineers’ damming of the White River for flood control in 1954-1958.  Winding through the Ozark Mountains for over 80 miles, Table Rock Lake with its clear, deep water and wooded, rocky shoreline has also become a popular draw for lake sports and vacations. 

Let a BBIM member show you a great stay where the rivers run.


The Garden House Bed and Breakfast

Rocky Mount, Missouri

Waterfront with the best views and a hot tub on the water.

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Inn at Harbour Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Osage Beach, Missouri

Welcome to the Lake of the Ozarks, named the Best Recreational Lake in the Nation by USA Today readers! Autumn is a great time to be at the Lake.  Lots of local boutiquey shops and quality outlet stores!  It's a great time for star gazing from a private hot tub, a walk down to the dock or a hike at nearby Ha Ha Tonka State Park, one of the most popular (and scenic) parks in Missouri!

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Belvedere Inn

Hannibal, Missouri

The Mighty Mississippi - running alongside Hannibal, Missouri

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Cottage by the Castle

Camdenton, Missouri

We are located on the Big Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks

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Main Street Inn

Parkville, Missouri

We are a few short steps from the Missouri River and it's beautiful parks!


English Landing Park is a 68-acre facility with several amenities, including 3-miles of walking trails, a large playground area, a boat ramp, picnic shelters, sand volleyball court and a disc golf course. The park is sure to satisfy anyone wanting to take advantage of the great outdoors. The park, with its scenic walking trails that closely parallel the winding Missouri River, is like none other in the metro area. English Landing Park attracts a wide variety of users from bicyclists to walking or running enthusiasts; there is a recreation outlet for all to enjoy. English Landing Park is open daily from 5:30 a.m. until midnight.


Platte Landing Park is located at the end of Main Street and adjacent to English Landing Park on the Missouri River. The first phase of the new 140 acre park has been completed. The park includes two miles of trails, Platte County’s first off-leash area for dogs and a new boat ramp into the main channel of the Missouri River. Platte Landing Park is open daily from 5 a.m. to midnight.

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Hilty Inn Bed and Breakfast

Versailles, Missouri

Day Tripping to the Lake of the Ozarks

For guests who love staying in a finer lodging establishment, the Hilty Inn Bed and Breakfast is only 15 minutes northwest of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 

Guests can sleep in our comfortable and historic 1800's Inn, wake to a meticuously served breakfast and then head out for a day or evening at the Lake. 

USA Today named the Lake of the Ozarks the Best Recreational Lake in the Nation!

Choices abound! With fishing tournaments, 12 golf-courses, spas, shooting ranges, hunting, boating, jet skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, dinner cruises, water taxies, and swimming on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 

There is something for every taste and it is all within one-hour!

Within driving distance there are:

Four caves, Miner Mikes Indoor Play Park, Factory Outlet Mall, five-star dining, movie theaters, Main Street Music Show, Ozark Amphitheater outdoor concerts, distilleries, wineries, swinging bridges, indoor/outdoor water parks, Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Castle Ruins, Lake of the Ozarks State Park (the largest state park in Missouri) hiking/biking trails, horseback riding, historic Bagnel Dam and Lake of the Ozarks Museum, boat and jet ski rentals, helicopter rides, Lake Escape, Hot Summer Nights car shows and Lake Shootout boat race, myriads of live entertainment choices and more!

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White River Lodge

Blue Eye, Missouri

Enjoy watching the sunrise over beautiful Table Rock Lake from White River Lodge.  There's also great bass fishing, boating, swimming and more.

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