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 the Truman Dam was built.
Drake Harbor and Recreation Area are located on the Osage Arm of Lake of the Ozarks. You’ll find it just one block off of downtown Main Street, at the intersection of Harrison and Benton Street. Drake Harbor has a host of Riverfront Trails that are perfect for everyone! Whether you are out for a relaxing stroll, bicycle ride or if you are a serious walker or runner, you’ll love it. The Harbor loop is approximately three-quarters of a mile.
You will also find the beautiful Steamboat Landing Boardwalk which connects to MK White Park by way of the Osage Trail. This trail stretches one and a half miles to 65 hwy. The Drake Harbor Trial and footbridge lead to the historic Joe Dice Swinging Bridge. This historic bridge connects to the Bledsoe Ferry Trail and to the Kickapoo Island Trail.
Drake Harbor is also home to a playground, horseshoe pits, and beautiful picnic areas along the water. You’ll also find 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 holds many Jubilee Day events in the summer, Ozark Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival in August, Heritage Days events in the fall. At Christmas time 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.