Getting to the PointWhen Bagnell Dam was finally completed and began blocking the Osage River in 1931, the subsequent body of water which was formed is now what we know as the Lake of the Ozarks. Because the Osage’s path followed a series of meandering valleys, the resulting shore formed for the Lake was a uniquely irregular myriad of coves receding from, and points of land extending into, the waterline, both of which made for amazingly wonderful places to build Lakefront homes.