32nd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Fall Harbor Hop

One of the best ways to take in the beautiful fall foliage lining the 1,150 miles of shoreline by boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Visitors and locals alike will have another opportunity to cruise the Lake, enjoy the colorful seasonal transition and win big prize money, during the landmark 32nd anniversary of the Fall Harbor Hop poker run on Saturday, October 14th.

The goal of this semi-annual event is for participants to complete the best poker hand (or hands) by traveling by lake or by land to their choice of waterfront checkpoints across the Lake (there are over 40 businesses consisting primarily of bars, restaurants and marinas on the Hop).

Players will begin their “hop” by making a suggested donation of $20 per hand and drawing their first card at any of the participating locations.  Six additional cards will be drawn for each hand as participants visit the various Harbor Hop locations around the Lake.  When the seventh card is drawn, the hand is complete and is turned in at that final location.  An additional card to help improve the hand can be obtained at that final location for a $5 donation.

Harbor Hop prizes will be awarded to the top 10 poker hands, as well as the four worst hands and 10 randomly selected players. Winners will be notified by certified mail. There also will be prizes for “section winners” who complete their entire hand in one of these four sections:

  • Section I is the Gravois Arm of the Lake
  • Section II includes Bagnell Dam to the 10 mile marker on the Main Channel
  • Section III runs from the mile markers 13-26 on the Main Channel
  • Section IV includes mile markers 31-38 on the Main Channel and Big Niangua Arm

Dealer Locations

Checkpoints Gravois Arm – Section I

  • Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump’s) – 3.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog – 4.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole – 5.5 MM Soap Creek – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill – 7 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill – 7 MM Gravois Arm – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Frog’s Bar & Grill – 8 MM Gravois Arm – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus – 6.5 MM Main Channel – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM – Section II 

  • Beavers at the Dam – 0 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe – 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill – 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Marina at Glencove – 3 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Shady Gators #1 – 7 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Shady Gators #2 – 7 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 – 7 MM – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 – 7 MM – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort – 8 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Big Thunder Marina – 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Franky & Louie’s #1 – 10 MM (Lynch Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Franky & Louie’s #2 – 10 MM (Lynch Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bikini Pier – 11.5 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis – 13 MM (Chimney Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM – 26 MM, Main Channel – Section III

  • Lodge of Four Seasons Marina – 13.5 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Backwater Jack’s – 17.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Dog Days #1 – 19 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Dog Days #2 – 19 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Kelly’s Port – 19.5 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore – 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Formula Boats of Missouri – 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Surdyke Port 20 – 20 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge – 21 MM (Woodland Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Redhead Lakeside Grille – 21 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 – 24 MM – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 – 24 MM – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Papa Chubby’s Food & Booze – 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM – 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm – Section IV

  • Larry’s on the Lake #1 – 31 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Larry’s on the Lake #2 – 31 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Pier 31 Marina – 31 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • The Fish & Company – 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) – 11:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Bulldog’s Beach House – 33 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Chesnie’s Cafe – 33 MM – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill #1 – 34.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill #2 – 34.5 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Nautifish Rum Bar – 3.5 MM Big Niangua – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals – 35 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Bear Bottom Resort – 38 MM – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

*** Locations are subject to change.***

 

Most Harbor Hop locations open at 11 a.m., though some open as early as 9 a.m. All eligible hands must be turned in by 7 p.m. However, because hours vary from location to location, “hoppers” should consult the list of locations and operating hours by visiting FunLake.com/HarborHop.  Complete rules for the Harbor Hop can also be found on that site, or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

This event is sponsored by The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau, Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and the Lakes Waterfront Restaurants.

 

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