Thursday, August 25, 2016

Packing Essentials for Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation

When planning a trip, sometimes packing can be a pain. Often times we save it for the last minute, which makes it more likely that we forget something important. Making a list and checking it off as you pack is a great way to avoid forgetting those items. Summerset Inn Resort has come up with this checklist of essential items for a great weekend getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Packing Checklist 

The Lake of the Ozarks area offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. Depending on your vacation itinerary, there are a few essentials you'll want to make sure and throw in your suitcase!


Whether you own a boat or are planning to rent one, boating is one of the most popular activities to participate in here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here's our list of essentials for a day on the water:
  • Swimsuit 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses / Hat
  • Hair Ties
  • Flip Flops 
  • Beach Towel 
  • Light Jacket 
  • Bottled Water 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Water Toys 
  • Light Snacks 
  • Cooler 
If you like fishing, which is another popular activity here at the Lake, be sure to pack your fishing pole and tackle box as well.


The Lake of the Ozarks area offers several beautiful parks featuring a variety of hiking trails. If you plan to explore the wilderness a little while you're here, be sure to pack these essentials:
  • Tennis Shoes 
  • Socks
  • Bug Spray 
  • Long Pants
  • Water Bottle 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Backpack 
  • Hat / Hair Ties 
  • First Aid Kit 

Other Activities

No matter what you choose to do with your time on vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a few essential items you need to bring with you for any overnight stay. Aside from clothes, make sure you pack the following items:
  • Cellphone Charger 
  • Camera, Charger & Extra Batteries
  • Body Lotion
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Shower Gel 
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste 
  • Deodorant 
  • Brush and Comb 
  • Make-Up 
  • Razor & Shaving Cream 
  • Prescription Medication
  • GPS, Maps & Directions 
  • Cash, ATM Cards & Credit Cards  
  • Books, Magazines, Playing Cards 
  • Chewing Gum

While you may need to add or remove items from this checklist depending on your personal preferences, we hope this list helps you get a good start on your packing. Summerset Inn Resort in Osage Beach wants to make your stay an enjoyable one, and we offer a variety of accommodation options to fit your needs. Our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks awaits you!

Summerset Inn Resort & Villas
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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