The official kickoff to boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks is this weekend, Saturday, May 4th with the 22nd Annual Spring Harbor Hop! If you’ve never participated in a Harbor Hop and you’re going to be in the Lake of the Ozarks area, this is a fun lake-wide event to participate in. Read on to learn more about how to play in the Harbor Hop and a few tips for using our outdoor connections app, RaftUp to make the Spring Harbor Hop even more fun!

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How It Works

Draw cards at more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks and try to make a winning poker hand throughout the Harbor Hop! For an optional $20, register at any of the 40 participating locations and draw your first card. After you draw your first card, enjoy “hopping” from dealer location to dealer location around the Lake until you have seven cards. To qualify, your hand must be turned in by 7:00 pm. TIP: Some locations are a two card stops AND you can draw an 8th card at your last stop if you think you’ve got a chance at a winning hand!

Use RaftUp for Even More Fun!

Be sure to download the RaftUp App before the Harbor Hop begins! There are so many fun and helpful ways you can utilize the RaftUP App while you enjoy the Harbor Hop.

Use Our Map Feature

One of the most useful ways you can use the RaftUp app during the Harbor Hop is for navigation! Our map will show you mile markers, restaurants, and marinas to make finding the dealer locations a breeze. When you utilize RaftUp during the Harbor Hop, getting 7 cards is easy which means you can have more time to enjoy being out on the water!

Share Your Location with Friends

If you and several of your friends are taking boats out, be sure to share your location with them. Sharing your location in the RaftUp app will make finding out where your friends are “hopping” easy!

Post a Picture of Your Hand

If you think you may have a winning hand (or losing because you can win a prize for having the worst hand!) share with other Rafters using the app activity feed! This is a great way to playfully brag about your hand and also see how your hand compares to others.

Dealer Locations

Checkpoints Gravois Arm – Section I
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog – 4.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gas Hole at Beauty View Resort – 5.5 MM Soap Creek – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill – 7 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill – 7 MM Gravois Arm – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog’s Bar & Grill – 8 MM Gravois Arm – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus – 6.5 MM Main Channel – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Millstone Marina – 6.5 MM Main Channel – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM – Section II 
Beavers at the Dam – 0 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe – 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill – 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove – 3 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 – 7 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 – 7 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads – 7 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie’s #1 – 10 MM (Lynch Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie’s #2 – 10 MM (Lynch Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bikini Pier – 11.6 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis – 13 MM (Chimney Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM – 26 MM, Main Channel – Section III
Backwater Jack’s – 17.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Adventure Boat Rentals – 17.5 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dog Days #1 – 19 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 – 19 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly’s Port – 19.5 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore – 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri – 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 – 20 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Premier 54 Marina – 20 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge – 21 MM (Woodland Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille – 21 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 – 24 MM – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 – 24 MM – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Landshark Bar & Grill – 26 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby’s Food & Booze – 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM – 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm – Section IV
Miller’s Landing – 28.5 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Larry’s on the Lake #1 – 31 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry’s on the Lake #2 – 31 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company – 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) – 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog’s Beach House – 33 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie’s Cafe – 33 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill #1 – 34.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill #2 – 34.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar – 3.5 MM Big Niangua – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals – 35 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort – 38 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Have Fun on the Water This Weekend!

If you have the opportunity to get out on the water this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, we encourage you to participate in the Spring Harbor Hop! Even if you don’t win, at least you’ve had fun filled day enjoying your time on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks! Don’t forget to download RaftUp before heading out.