Interesting Facts about Ozark and The Lake of the Ozarks

The final episode of Ozark streamed on April 29, 200 and as fans we are both sad and relieved. The intense show about the Byrdes life in the Missouri Ozarks kept us on the edge of our seats for four seasons. Here a few things you may not have known about Ozark and the Lake of the Ozarks.

Marty Byrde is based on a real person who lives in Osage Beach. In the show, Marty is a financial advisor who gets involved in money laundering for a Mexican drug cartel. The real Marty Byrde is also a financial advisor, but he has never been involved in any illegal activity. He has said that the show is a work of fiction and that he was not consulted during its development. However, he does think that the show gives a realistic portrayal of financial crimes. He hopes that by watching the show, people will be better equipped to recognize and report suspicious activity.

The show was filmed at multiple locations around Lake of the Ozarks including Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Indian Point Marina, and Laurie, but most of the scenes in the show were actually filmed in Georgia.

For instance, the Byrd family home is not located on the Lake of the Ozarks, but on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch, Georgia.  
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The Lake of the Ozarks is a large lake located in central Missouri. The lake is over 54,000 acres, 90 miles long and has more than 1,150 miles of shoreline. It is one of the most popular lakes in the Midwest for boating, fishing, and swimming. The lake is also home to many businesses and resorts. The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to spend a summer vacation. There are many activities to keep you busy, including swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating. You can also enjoy the scenic views from the many resorts and restaurants located around the lake.

Lake of the Ozarks was created in 1931 by damming of the Osage River.  The Union Electric Company built the Bagnell Dam for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power.

The lake is a very popular tourist destination.  It typically sees about 5.4 million visitors each year, however with the popularity of the show the lake of the Ozarks is shattering tourism records with estimations of over 10 million visitors.