Branson (Tri-Lakes area) and Lake of the Ozarks are vastly different areas. Both lake areas look similar, however, Lake of the Ozarks is not a Corp of Engineers lake, and does have direct access to the lake if you own waterfront property. Elevation 660 is where the water touches the land, and that elevation is usually you back property line. You own private dock is permitted by Ameren UE which is the electrical generation entity that runs Bagnell Dam. Lots of waterfront condos here, as well as many private second residences. Only about 10% year round occupancy. Big boats and power boats on the weekends, so most fishing is done during the week. A great location for year-round living. Call me at: Jim Handel, Al Elam Real Estate 800.356.2311 for more info.