Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the following:
Navigational restrictions will be in effect during the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout regatta. The no wake restriction for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event includes the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark and will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Due to the number of spectator vessels expected at the event, additional navigational restrictions will be put into place on Saturday, August 29, only. An extended idle speed area will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will include the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark downstream to approximately the 21-mile mark. The extended idle speed area is in addition to the no wake restriction implemented for the event itself. The majority of the boating traffic exits the event in a downstream direction. Thus, the extended navigational restrictions will assist in maintaining a safe boating environment and preventing property damage. The Patrol will conduct enforcement operations throughout the restricted areas during the affected times.