Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau

 19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop


On Saturday, May 7, 2016 boaters had the opportunity to participate in the 19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Harbor Hop is a poker hop in which participants pick up playing cards in order to build a winning poker hand and become eligible to win prizes. Players donate $20.00 per seven-card hand and start their run to draw their first card at any of the sponsoring restaurants and marinas along the Lake’s Main Channel, the Big Niangua and Gravois Arms.

This year there were over 1400 hands sold and 40 different sponsors. We also enjoyed spectacular weather; all this combined to make this year’s Spring Harbor Hop a very successful event. Winners will be announced in a few weeks. You can view pictures of the event at

“This event is a great opportunity for visitors and locals to get out on the Lake,” states Lance Utley, Director of Member Services for the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau.  “At the Harbor Hop, we can guarantee a good time.  We invite everyone to come join us for the Fall Hop on October 8, 2016 and enjoy our beautiful Lake.”

The Spring Harbor Hop traditionally is held the first weekend of May to kick-off the summer boating season. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau sponsors the Spring Harbor Hop as well as the Fall Harbor Hop held the second weekend in October to extend the boating season. 40 waterfront establishment sponsors offer specials and entertainment to hoppers. Another sponsor is the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association.

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