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    Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

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    Later this afternoon, I'm driving from West Des Moines to the Lake of the Ozarks for a few days. I've always driven to the lake from SW Iowa. Is it faster to get to Sunrise Beach by taking I-35 to I-70 or taking US 65 the majority of the way down? Just looking for a tip from anybody with experience. I have gotten mixed reviews from map sites. Thanks.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
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    Later this afternoon, I'm driving from West Des Moines to the Lake of the Ozarks for a few days. I've always driven to the lake from SW Iowa. Is it faster to get to Sunrise Beach by taking I-35 to I-70 or taking US 65 the majority of the way down? Just looking for a tip from anybody with experience. I have gotten mixed reviews from map sites. Thanks.
    If driving a car, I would probably do US #65. Lot's of the small towns have by-passes and a good portion is four lane in Missouri. I've done both routes many times and US #65 is a lot more scenic and enjoyable than I-35. Probably about the same in travel time.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    The interstate is normally quicker. No slow traffic on 2-lanes and through small towns to slow you up.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    I-35 South to 435 south
    435 South to 71 South
    71 South to Highway 7 East
    Take 7 all the way to the lake.
    Take 5 over the bridge to Sunrise Beach
    4 Lane the entire way.

    Just took this but got off on 13 instead of staying on 7 to go to Table Rock last week. But have taken this route to Lake of the Ozarks before. Pretty fast trip. I average 75-80 mph the whole trip.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    It depends on where you are going down there and which side of the lake. I just got back from down there. I spent Wednesday through Sunday down there. It was awesome.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    It depends on where you are going down there and which side of the lake. I just got back from down there. I spent Wednesday through Sunday down there. It was awesome.
    I am going to Sunrise Beach.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Take 163 out of Des Moines, to Highway 63 south in Ottumwa. 63 South to Jefferson City, MO. Then Highway 54 south to the Lake.

    Almost the entire route is 4 lane, (The exception being 63 between Ottumwa to Kirksville.) and pretty fast.


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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    i take:

    I-35 to 13 south
    13 to I-70 east
    I-70 to 65 south
    65 to Sedalia and take 50 east
    50 to Tipton and take 5 south
    5 to 5/52 intersection and take a right for yourself to get the west and south sides of the lake

    otherwise to get to osage beach turn left onto 52 thru Eldon to 54 south
    54 south to bypass

    its scenic and newly paved (just down there a couple of weeks ago) 60 mph speed limit 2 lane road with 4 lane mixed in. its not as boring as the 36 route or columbia/jeff city route. i go 10 over the speed limit and would have been less than 6 hours except for all the baby stops.

    great BBQ place on 13 on north side of Higginsville called the Red Shanty for lunch/dinner too.


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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Gorm's route takes you through Columbia. You can drive by the football stadium take a picture and post it on CF. You now have made this a business trip and can write the expenses off your taxes.



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    You're leaving, right as the conference is falling apart?



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    You need to drive through Columbia and take some Tiger practice pics. Columbia has some fine fast food establishments.


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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    You're leaving, right as the conference is falling apart?
    DIdn't he do the same thing lat summer? lol



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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Gorm's route takes you through Columbia. You can drive by the football stadium take a picture and post it on CF. You now have made this a business trip and can write the expenses off your taxes.


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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    I drive down 8 times a summer and 2 during the winter ever year. The quickest route is 65/69 by a half hour.


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    Re: Help: Directions from DSM to Lake OT Ozarks

    Made it in 5 hours!!! Took I-35 to MO-13 to I-70, etc. Let's just say that I put my 2011 Toyota Camry on the pole! Thanks for all of your tips guys. Much appreciated. Will talk to you all in a couple of days. Gonna defrag before the season starts!



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