Boaters will find their speeds restricted this weekend on the Lake of the Ozarks because of a powerboat race near Bagnell Dam.
The Lake of the Ozarks Invitational Powerboat Race will take place from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Boating traffic will be restricted to no-wake, idle speeds about 30 minutes prior to the start of the event and 30 minutes after the last race each day, according to the highway patrol.
The highway patrol anticipates that boaters will be able to idle along the north and south shores of the main channel during the even. However, boaters are urged to use caution while traveling through due to congestion.
Anchoring will be allowed at the mouth of coves adjacent to the race event, as long as it doesn’t hinder access to the coves.
The highway patrol’s marine operation troopers will monitor boat traffic in the area.
The highway patrol reminds boaters to designate a sober boat operator.
For race event and schedules, see theLake of the Ozarks Invitational Powerboat Race
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