Boaters will celebrate the 28th annual Harbor Hop at Lake of the Ozarks on Oct. 12.

Boaters will celebrate the 28th annual Harbor Hop at Lake of the Ozarks on Oct. 12.

One of the most popular events of the season, the Harbor Hop is a poker hop in which participants pick up playing cards in order to build a winning poker hand and become eligible to win prizes. Players can donate $15 per seven-card hand and start their run to draw their first card at any of the sponsoring restaurants, and marinas along the Lake’s main channel and the Big Niangua and Gravois arms.

“This event is a great opportunity for visitors and locals to get out on the Lake and enjoy the amazing fall foliage,” states Heather Brown, Director of Member Services for the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau. “At the Harbor Hop, we can guarantee a good time. We invite everyone to come join the fun and enjoy our beautiful Lake.”

The Fall Harbor Hop traditionally is held the second weekend of October to extend the fall boating season. The Lake of the Ozarks CVB sponsors the Fall Harbor Hop as well as the Spring Harbor Hop held the first weekend in May to kick off the boating season.

For more information about the Harbor Hop go to or call 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

Participating locations

Backwater Jacks

Bear Bottom Resort

Beaver's at the Dam

Bridgeview Marina

Bulldog's Beach House

Cafe 32

Captain Ron's


Dog Days Bar & Grill

Formula Boats of Missouri

Fish & Company

Four Seasons Marina Ship Store

Frog's Bar & Grill

Gas Hole @ Beauty View

Glencove Marina

Hillbilly Yacht Club

H. Toad's/Toadcove

Jolly Rogers

Kelly's Port

Larry's on the Lake

Miller's Landing

Momma's Market

Ozark Yacht Club

Papa Chuby's Food & Booze

Paradise Tropical Restaurant

Pirate's Point Gas & Rentals

Richard Knoggin's Pub & Grill


Shady Gators

Shorty Pants

Schmidty's at Tiki Bay

Surdyke's Port 20

The Boat House Bar & Grill

The Nauti Fish

Westport Yacht Club