Jenna grew up visiting the Lake on weekends and summers as her parents have a cottage here. She's always good about mentioning the Lake of the Ozarks in interviews and talk shows. Last night on Letterman she and Dave chatted about the Lake.
It was fun to hear Jenna mention the famous Dogpatch outhouse, or as she referred to it as the “talking potty.” Here are some photos I snapped of the outhouse.
When I was a kid, the talking hillbilly always scared me. Of course my fear didn’t stop me from opening that door to hear the hillbilly yell and cuss at you for invading his privacy.
She also talked about the Larry Don dance cruise boat, located at the Casino Pier. Here’s an older postcard from the 1970's of the Larry Don.
Unfortunately, the Casino Pier and the Larry Don have fallen on hard times and has been closed since 2007 because of unsafe conditions. Not sure what the future holds for the once popular Lake attraction. This is a current photo from just a couple of days ago.
A big thanks to Jenna Fischer for plugging the Lake of the Ozarks and talking about the coolest part of the lake, the Bagnell Dam strip!