Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout This Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding boaters at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend about the 2023 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Boat Race.The main portion of the race will start on Saturday, and will run through Sunday. The racecourse will run from the 33-mile mark, near Captain Rons, to the 35-mile mark of the lake. Powerboats will start racing at 8:30 am each morning.

There will be no-wake and idle speed restrictions starting at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday from the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark on the Osage Arm of the Lake.

On Saturday only, the no-wake and idle speed restrictions will be in place from the 21.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark of the Osage Arm from 3 pm to 7 pm.
On Sunday, the restrictions will last until an hour after the last race of the day. Boaters are warned to expect congestion in that part of the lake.

Boaters who want to watch the race while anchored should bring enough anchor line for water deeper than 100 feet. The annual event brings in thousands of people from across the country and raises thousands of dollars for charities around the lake area.