A new access point to the lake will open at the end of January in Lake of the Ozarks . The new 78-acre Wigwam School Access will be located at mile marker 66.5 just across from Duncan 's Point. The new access point is named after an early 20th century school that sat on the property before the area was dammed in 1931 to create the Lake of the Ozarks .
The $1 million Wigwam Access will feature a two lane boat ramp, a lakefront weigh-in station, eighty-nine vehicle & trailer parking slots, handicapped parking, and public restrooms. It's a big price tag for the lake community. However, over 75% of the construction costs are reimbursable from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's program for increasing water access for lakes and rivers.
The biggest problem the project has faced is the addition of the 50 feet long and 30 feet wide boat ramps. The water level in the lake would have to be dropped 15 feet below full pool. Since this is not an option, the ramps will be framed and poured on dry land then slid into place with a large dozer.
The Wigwam Access point will add more convenience for getting on and off the lake. Fishing is a popular sport in Lake of the Ozarks . Fish that can be found in the lake are Crappie, White & Hybrid Bass, Walleye, Catfish, and Bluegill.
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