Lake of the Ozarks Water Temperature & Lake Level

Current Lake of the Ozarks Water Temperature and Lake Elevation from Paradise Marina and Watersports in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Water temperature and lake level readings updated hourly.

This particular reading is measured on location from 1′ below surface over deep water near Bagnell Dam. The Lake of the Ozarks lake level is pulled from USACE. You have found the best source for current & accurate water temperatures and lake levels for Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.


The current water temperature for the Lake Of The Ozarks is 55°F as of Monday, November 30 at 1:20 AM CST. The lake level is 658.84 ft as reported on Monday, November 30 at 2:00 AM CST

Lake Of The Ozarks
55°F
Monday, November 30 at 1:20 AM CST
658.84 ft
Monday, November 30 at 2:00 AM CST

This LOTO water temperature data wouldn’t be possible without Paradise Marina and Watersports. Visit their website for more information about parasailing, boat & waverunner rentals and guided fishing trips on Lake of the Ozarks.

7 Day & 30 Day Historic Lake of the Ozarks Water Temperature Trends

Below are two graphs from our Lake of the Ozarks water temp data. They show the average daily water temperature for 7 Days and 30 Days, respectively.

Average Lake of the Ozarks Water Temperature by Month

Here are the average water temperatures by month for Lake of the Ozarks, from data generated between 2016 and 2020. This data is proprietary to Angler Spy.

  • Month | Average Water Temp in ° F
  • January | 40.44°
  • February | 35.95°
  • March | 40.10°
  • April | 54.29°
  • May | 66.25°
  • June | 76.06°
  • July | 82.52°
  • August | 81.89°
  • September | 80.72°
  • October | 70.35°
  • November | 55.89°
  • December | 46.07°

We made a post specifically about Lake of the Ozarks Water Temperatures by Month. that goes into some more detail if you’re curious.

Weather near Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Reports

Ozarks Anglers LOZ Fishing Forum – by far the best (and free!) Lake of the Ozarks reports & discussion.

Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Guides

Barber Fishing Guide Service – The Best Fishing Charters at Lake of the Ozarks. USCG Licensed Captain running trips for Crappie, Bass & Catfish.

Mike’s Guide Service

Casey Scanlon Professional Angler

Jack’s Guide Service

More About Lake of the Ozarks Water Temperature

Water temperatures at Lake of the Ozarks fluctuate greatly throughout the year. Surface temperatures can dip below freezing in shallow water during winter, such as in the backs of coves. During summer, water temperatures as high as 91°F have been recorded by Angler Spy on Lake of the Ozarks. Spawning water temperatures for Lake of the Ozarks occur during spring, typically from late April through late May, when water temperatures range from 55° to 65°F

About Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is located in central Missouri in Benton, Camden, Miller and Morgan counties. It covers roughly 54,000 acres and has some 1,150 miles of shoreline. It was created by the impounding of the Osage River in the northern part of the Ozark Mountains. Lake of the Ozarks is a popular fishing & recreational boating destination. Fish species include bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and others.

LOTO Water Temp FAQ’s

How cold does Lake of the Ozarks water temp get?
We recorded a water temperature of 34.5° F on March 6th, 2019.
How warm does Lake of the Ozarks water temperature get?
The warmest temperature reading we have is is 90.3° F from July 11th, 2018.
Does lake of the Ozarks freeze over?
No, it does not freeze over. Some freezing may occur in shallow areas at the back of coves.

Other Missouri Lake Water Temperatures & Lake Levels

Table Rock Lake
Stockton Lake
Bull Shoals Lake (Arkansas / MO)
Lake Taneycomo

News from near Lake of the Ozarks
Springfield MO News from 417Daily.com