Cheap Land In Missouri – At the Doorstep of the World Famous Lake of the Ozarks
If you build it they will come . . . such is the prophecy that was fulfilled when the Osage River was dammed for power during the Great Depression, and now this has become one of the midwest’s premier resort destinations year-in, year-out. In fact, the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, hosts about 5 million visitors per year. Don’t come here to visit though — come here to STAY — and this is your opportunity to do that . . . at a wholesale price!
Lake of the Ozarks was voted “Best Recreational Lake” in America by a USA Today readers’ poll and, from just one glance, it’s easy to see why. It’s not just a beautiful body of water though — it’s the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating, golfing, shopping, and fishing, plus a wide variety of lodging, 200+ restaurants, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste.
The shimmering Lake is the centerpiece of a vibrant region made up of more than a dozen communities, surrounded by far-reaching forests, rolling hills and dramatic bluffs that outline the Lake’s 1,150-plus miles of meandering shoreline. In other words, the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect spot for many generations of families.
PROPERTY: this is actually a consolidation of two connected parcels — an 8 acre and 2.1 acre parcel — and it’s technically split into 5 different lots! It’s hard enough to find 5-15 acre lots in this area, but finding one that you could easily subdivide is a true rarity. This leaves the door open for you to develop this property into something like a small cabin resort if you so choose, but do what you want with this land because there are NO RESTRICTIONS! It features approximately 260 feet of road frontage on Hicks Drive, and lies just about 10 minutes from the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline and “The Strip” at Bagnell Dam. There are no structures on site so you have a blank canvas in which to paint your perfect lakeside life.
North, south, east, or west — no matter which side of the Lake of the Ozarks that you’re on, you will find the greatest opportunities that outdoor life has to offer . . .
NORTH: The north side of the lake is home to five different communities — Lake Ozark, Bagnell, Eldon, Four Seasons, and Rocky Mount — and the very popular Stark Caverns. The historic Bagnell Dam Strip on Highway 54, locally known simply as “The Strip,” has delighted generations of families with its nostalgic appeal, shopping, arcades, mini golf, go-karts, helicopter rides, parasailing, guided cruises, fine dining (but fast food too!), and numerous mom-and-pop waterfront resorts and bed-and-breakfasts. Don’t forget to check out the Malted Monkey for a unique, family fun restaurant/mini-amusement park, the Hippopotamus Pool & Swimup Bar, or head out to the lake for Jolly Charters, a pirate-themed cruise for kids and kids-at-heart alike.
EAST: The City of Osage Beach (just 15 minutes away from this property) anchors the Lake’s retail activity and serves everyone who flocks here to experience the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which consists of almost 17,000 acres of lush wilderness, public beaches, caverns, camping, hundreds of miles of hiking and bicycle trails, horseback riding, marinas, caves, and boat launches. Parrotheads and party-goers will certainly enjoy the Margaritaville Lake Resort and maybe even a few beverages, while the kids revel at its indoor waterpark. To satisfy all of your everyday shopping needs, you’ll find a Walmart right on Highway 54, along with other major retailers like Home Depot, Petco, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowe’s, and Menards. Lake Regional Hospital makes sure you stay as fit as a fiddle and constantly ready to tackle all of this region’s outdoor splendor.
SOUTH: The 3600-acre Ha Ha Tonka State Park (just 40 minutes away) is not just the geologic crown jewel of the Lake, but was voted the most beautiful place in Missouri (a very impressive feat for a state renowned for its untamed majesty) and the 4th best state park in America. Explore caves, sinkholes, glades, savannas, rocky cliffs and hillsides, natural springs, and even castle ruins. There’s plenty of man-made fun to be had here too though, including the region’s largest outdoor waterpark and a few local wineries. When the sun drops below the horizon and you’re ready for some live entertainment, head to the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, one of the coolest outdoor music venues in the entire state.
WEST: Traditionally known as the “quiet side” of the lake, recent construction has made this area much more accessible and vibrant. The city of Versailles, steeped in history and nostalgia, serves as the western gateway to the Lake and was once a stop on the 1846 Stagecoach line. History buffs won’t want to miss the Morgan County Museum, the Royal Theatre (circa 1930), or the Old St. Patrick Church (built in 1868), Cemetery, & Museum just off Highway 5. If your hunger for yesteryear still hasn’t been quenched, then don’t miss the Old Tyme Apple Festival every fall.
EVENTS: There’s always something to celebrate at the Lake of the Ozarks, including Eagle Days, the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, Dogwood Festival, and the Harbor Hop in the spring. Summer ushers in Hot Summer Nights, Aquapalooza, and, of course, 4th of July on the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the midwest’s premier party hotspots — a truly epic experience. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is a weeklong speed boating extravaganza that captivates the entire lake with fun and excitement. Later in the year, several community festivals mark the beginning of the holiday season, including the Eldon Turkey Festival, and drive-thru Christmas light parades on the Lake end every year with a sense of hope and joy.
BOATING: Water, of course, is central to this region’s experience, and launching a boat into the Lake of the Ozarks is easy with 9 public access ramps, including Bagwell Dam, Gravois Mills, Sunrise Beach, and a free launch spot at McCubbins Point, among others. Don’t own a boat? No problem! There is no shortage of places to rent watercraft like pontoon and speed boats, jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes.
FISHING: The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best fishing lakes in the entire country, renowned for its thriving populations of largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, white bass, walleye, and sunfish.
GOLFING: When you’re ready to ground your feet on land, do it in style at one of 13 incredible golf courses along the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail.
SHOPPING: The shopping grounds here are highly underrated. In fact, it’s not unusual for people to come to the Lake strictly to shop! From a major outlet mall with name brand designer stores to small, unique boutiques, the Lake has it all.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE: Over 200+ restaurants dot the shores, bluffs, and streets around the Lake and nearly half of those are located directly on the water or offer a fantastic view of it. Some of the more popular spots include Captain Ron’s, Paradise Restaurant & Bar, and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina.
Homesite For Sale Near Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
When your live music itch needs to be scratched, world-famous Branson, a resort town in southwest Missouri known as a beautiful and fun family vacation destination, is just over 2 hours away. From outdoor fun, to amazing live entertainment, there’s no shortage of great things to do. Enjoy fishing on Table Rock Lake, hit the rides at Silver Dollar City – an 1800s-themed amusement park with live music, play a round at a local golf course, visit a local winery, fly over the Ozarks in a helicopter or soar over on a zip line, or plan a tranquil day at a luxurious spa.
If you’re in the mood to live it up in the big city, St. Louis is under 3 hours away and, of course, the “Gateway to the West” also serves as the gateway to any activity your heart could desire. Or head west, the opposite direction, to Kansas City, also about 3 hours away.
Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you have any questions or would like to discuss making an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!
- PRICE: $58,720
- SIZE: 10.1 Acres
- POSTAL LOCATION: Eldon, Miller County, MO 63620
- LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 8 acres = PT NE4 TRACTS 730 731 & 761 762 LUCKY POINT ACRES; 2.1 acres = PT NE4 TRACT 732 LUCKY POINT ACRES
- GPS COORDINATES (center of lot): 38.252222, -92.628333
- DIMENSIONS (approximate – lot not surveyed): 266 ft south (from NW point of frontage) x 1332 ft east x 419 ft north x 652 ft west x 136 ft south x 675 ft west to POB
- APN: 8 acres = 123006000000033000; 2.1 acres = 123006000000034000
- FLOODPLAIN: none
- ELEVATION: 758 Ft
- TERRAIN: mostly flat with moderate slope, wooded
- ACCESS: approximately 266 feet of direct access along Hicks Drive
- WASTEWATER: septic would be necessary for wastewater management (perc test required)
- WATER: well would be necessary for water
- POWER: not connected, area is serviced by Ameren Missouri (800) 552-7583
- TAXES: $483.47 in 2020
- ZONING: none – do what you want with your land!
- Homes and accompanying outbuildings such as garages, workshops, barns permitted
- No size/height restriction on homes/structures on the lot
- No setback requirements
- No time limit to build – leave the lot as-is for as long as you want or need.
- RVs, Campers, Mobile Homes, Cabins, “Shouses”, tiny-houses all permitted.
- Animals, livestock etc permitted
- No HOA or CC+R’s
- Or, simply leave it as-is and enjoy being surrounded by nature!
- HOA: none
- NEAREST CITIES: Eldon, Bagnell, Osage Beach
- NEAREST AIRPORTS: Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport (77 miles); Springfield-Branson National Airport (105 miles)
- COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
- Assessor (573) 369 1960
- Treasurer (573) 369 1920
- Recorder (573) 369 1935
- Clerk (573) 369 1910
You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there. At a minimum, we recommend that you download and print this one-page printable Property Summary:
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in GoogleMaps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.
- From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and GoogleMaps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
- You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
- And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.
If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS Coordinates 38.252222, -92.628333.
WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend a FREE app called BaseMap, which uses your phone’s GPS system to show you property boundary lines, and allow you to walk them in real-time. You can follow THIS LINK to see the center of the lot on BaseMap (you’ll need to have the app to open the link). Make sure to save it as an Offline Map (by hitting the big green ‘+’ button on the map, then hit ‘Go Offline’) before you head out so that you can use the app even if you lose cell service. Because the lot is wooded, and surrounded by wooded lots, this is by far the best method to follow the boundary lines of the property. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.
Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you’d like to discuss an offer.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.
OWNER FINANCING: We do not offer owner-financing but you could get a loan through a bank or another lender and we’d be happy to coordinate with them.
After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then MapRight Layers.
WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why our properties are priced below market value, and the answer is really simple: we choose to sell to you at wholesale prices. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and discounted rates, and we strongly believe in passing this discount on to our buyers.
DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.
The information within this listing is posted by a private or third-party seller and we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information enclosed. We encourage to always verify ownership and property details listed. As a precaution, due diligence in any real estate transaction is encouraged and closing through a verified title company is advised. To the maximum extent permitted by law we do not accept any responsibility to any person for the accuracy of the information herein.