Drake Harbor was named after long-time resident and Mayor of Warsaw, Gordon Howard Drake. It is part of the Corps of Engineers leased-property that the City acquired after Truman Dam was built.
Drake Harbor and Recreation Area is located on the Osage River arm of Lake of the Ozarks, just one block off of downtown Main Street, at the intersection of Harrison and Benton Street. Drake Harbor has a host of Riverfront Trails(map) that are perfect for everyone whether you are out for a relaxing stroll, bicycle ride or if you are the serious walker or runner. The Harbor loop is approximately ¾ of a mile. You will also find the beautiful Steamboat Landing Boardwalk which connects to MK White Park by way of the Osage Trail that stretches 1.5 miles to 65 hwy. The Drake Harbor Trial and footbridge leads to the historic Joe Dice Swinging Bridge, which will connect to the Bledsoe Ferry Trail and to the Kickapoo Island Trail. Drake Harbor is also home to a playground, horseshoe pits, beautiful picnic areas along the water, access to fishing areas, boat ramps, boat slips, and the gorgeous Osage Amphitheater overlooking the water that plays host to many weddings & musical events.Drake Harbor also plays host to many Jubilee Day events in the summer and Heritage Days events in the fall as well as at Christmas you will find Warsaw’s own wonderland of lights with an amazing array of spectacular light displays!! The Osage Amphitheater is available for public rentals. Boat Slips (8) are available on a first come first serve basis.
In Spring of 2010 the City of Warsaw began the first phase of construction on Steamboat Landing, a beautiful elevated boardwalk ten feet wide by approximately 1000 feet long.
The City of Warsaw has successfully received funding from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources through the Recreational Trails Program. This funding has been used to construct the concrete bicycle and pedestrian paths in the Drake Harbor Recreational Area.