Forbes Lake of the Ozarks Park

Exclusive properties located in Edwards, Missouri

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Board of Directors

Gary Batson, President
Darrin Bishop, V. President
Jim Kramer, Treasurer
Nancy Jensen, Secretary
Doug Schmidt, Director

             Office Hours

 Monday thru Friday
 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Closed weekends and holidays

  2014 Holidays Observed
 New Year's Day - Jan. 1st
 Memorial Day - May 26th
 Independence Day - July 4th
 Labor Day - Sept. 1st
 Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 27th
 Christmas Day - Dec. 25th

Welcome to Forbes! 

The Forbes Lake of the Ozarks Park is located in the heart of Southwestern Missouri, the Park has over 12,800 acres and consists of five miles of shoreline property along Lake of the Ozarks. It has three interior private lakes that are over 20 acres each including recreational amenities with boat launching sites.

Park includes an RV Park and picnic areas for our Land Owners and their guests. A variety of trees are located throughout the area, including oak, walnut, hickory, elm and sycamore. The topography also includes beautiful rolling hills, narrow valleys and rugged outcroppings of limestone. There are many excellent views of the three inland lakes, Missouri countryside and of course, Lake of the Ozarks itself.

Our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. We are dedicated to preserving the pristine beauty of our community and maintaining the appropriate services for all members while ensuring our Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions are upheld.

Forbes is a private, gated community.  If planning a visit, please make arrangements.
E-mail Address:
Phone Number:  660.438.4039

News and Updates

The fall newsletter and dues statements were mailed out on September 18th.  If you have not received your mailer, please contact our office.  To pay your dues online, click the Land Owners link at the left, under Main Menu.  Go to the bottom of the Land Owners page and click on the 'Pay Now' icon.

To view the fall 2013 newsletter, Click here.

To view the fiscal year 2014 approved budget, Click here.

Meetings & Events Calendar now available. Click here, or go to the Land Owners page.

Land owners pulling trailers and campers entering the central section should use the Bombard Road or Yablon entrance. The approach before the gate is longer and accommodates trailers and campers.

New Amenities:  Row boats at the private lakes (must call or stop in the office to reserve).  A deposit is required.

New electronic gate at the RV Park.

New committees have been formed: Strategic Planning, Beautification, Lakes and Wildlife, Events, and Nomination. Click on the Forbes Committees link at the left under Quick Links for more information. New members are always welcome!

Anyone interested in having your lots marked and or have pictures taken of your lots contact:
Les Newell at 573-345-3273 or
e-mail at

2014 Calendar of Events

We are Very Sorry for the inconvince, but the date for the Picnic has changed again. At the March 17th Board Meeting, it was decided to have the Picnic on the same day as the Fishing tournament. The Spring Picnic and the fishing tournament have now been combinded to have one BIG day of Fun for everyone.

Saturday, July 5th - The place for the picnic will be determined at a later date. It will be held from 1:00pm to ?. Hamburgers and Hotdogs provided. Please bring a side dish or desert. Any questions call the office.

Saturday, July 5th - Fishing Tournament
Click here to view Rules and Registration form.

2nd Annual Photo Contest to be held on Saturday Feb 21st 2015
Pictures must be taken between March 18th 2014 and February 19th 2015 Click here for more information on category and prizes.

Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m. - Annual Meeting of the Members.  Picnic immediately following. Land owners are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert.

Friday, December 5th - Holiday Party
Time to be determined.

Next Meeting is on April 21st. We will be celebrating the Easter holiday. Hambergers and Hotdogs will be served. Please bring a side dish or desert.


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Important, if you need to contact the Department of Conservation or other Non-Emergency services, you can reach them at 660-438-5252.
If you have an emergency, you should contact - Emergency Services at 911.