Forbes Lake of the Ozarks Park

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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 Spring 2014 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 or contact the office and they will get ahold of him for you.

                   From the Beautification Committee

     Land Owners: 
We are in the planning stages of creating a community garden and the Beautification Committee
is looking for some “Green Thumbs” that would be interested in participating in a community garden.  We are planning for this to be a fenced in area located in the common area of Forbes Lake (#1) below the dam.  At the moment there are 4 residents wanting to participate - we would like a commitment from at least 6 more parties before we are willing to proceed.  Please respond  if you are interested in participating.  If there is enough interest in sweet corn, we would plant a single plot for sweet corn and share the responsibilities and the rewards.
Click Here to respond

Thanks, Beautification Committee.


2014 Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 9th - Fish Fry, weather permitting, at the RV Park, from 3:00pm to ?. Please bring a side dish or desert.

Saturday, September 20th - End of Summer Party at the Office, from 2:00pm to ?. Please bring a side dish or desert.

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 November 14th - Wine Party at the Office, from 5:00pm to ?. Please bring the wine of your choice and finger foods.

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

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.

Next Meeting is on July 21st.  Hambergers and Hotdogs will be served. Please bring a side dish or desert.

The Forbes Lake of the Ozarks Park Land Owners Association (Forbes LOA) is seeking candidates to fill two (2) positions on the upcoming Board of Directors.  Requirements and information for candidacy are found in the Bylaws, Article VI, Paragraph 1, titled Nomination, and are presented in part below.

“Any member in good standing may nominate himself/herself or any other member in good standing for election to the Board of Directors. No family member of an office holder or employee of Forbes Lake of the Ozarks Park Land Owners Association will be eligible to fill an officer vacancy. All nominations must be agreed to and accepted in writing by the person nominated therein and state that person’s willingness to serve if elected,  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙  ∙.     All nominees will be required to have a listed telephone number and be able to attend a minimum of ten of the twelve monthly board meetings. Any elected director may designate, in writing, any member in good standing to act as a voting alternate for up to three regular meetings”.

Candidates should contact the Forbes LOA office for the necessary forms.  Forms can be submitted by regular mail or electronically.  All forms must be received by the Chairman of the Inspection of Elections Committee no later than August 5, 2014.  All candidates are urged to review this section, the Bylaws and Covenants prior to considering nomination.

Send forms to:
Richard Jensen, Chairman
Inspection of Elections Committee
33822 Vogeley Lane
Edwards, Missouri 65326

   Department of Conservation/Non-Emergency Services/span:

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.