So Much to Discover!
Your camp is conveniently located near three diverse lakes: Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals Lake.
Closest to your camp is Lake Taneycomo, which is one of the most unique waterways in the United States. Appearing like a river, the 17-mile-long lake is dammed on both ends, bookended by the upstream Table Rock Dam and downstream Powersite Dam. A cold-water lake, Taneycomo is ideal for trout fishing (stocked annually with 750,000 brown and rainbow trout).
A Missouri fishing license is required to fish any Branson-area lake, river or stream. A trout permit is required for fishing Taneycomo between the Table Rock Dam and the U.S. Highway 65 bridges. Anglers must have a trout permit to possess trout anywhere on the lake. Resident, non-resident and youth licenses are available at most fishing outfitters and supply stores in the area. For details about licenses and regulations, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website.
Table Rock Lake
With almost 800 miles of shoreline, Table Rock Lake has many beautiful spots for taking a dip in its crystal clear water. Moonshine Beach is a popular swimming destination across the dam from the Dewey Short Visitor Center
Please note that swimming is forbidden in some parts of the lake, especially near the marinas.
Table Rock Lake is nationally renowned as a top fishing spot. Large numbers of Kentucky spotted bass and white bass thrive in its diverse underwater structure and immense forage base. Crappie and large bluegill are caught in abundance. Catfish of all sizes also roam the lake bottom. Many area resorts and marinas can connect you with an experienced fishing guide to help make the most of your fishing experience. If you enjoy tournament fishing, there are hundreds of regional and local tournaments held on Table Rock Lake each year including a major B.A.S.S. tournament.
Bull Shoals Lake
Bull Shoals Lake is part of a recreation and water sports paradise that features nearly 20 developed parks around its wooded borders. The area boasts pavilions, boat docks and a variety of campgrounds, which can accommodate everything from pop-up tents to luxury RVs.
Spanning the borders of both Missouri and Arkansas, Bull Shoals Lake is the perfect waterfront escape. In an easy 20-minute drive from Historic Downtown Branson, you can access lake fun quickly!
A popular fishing destination, Bull Shoals is famous for its white large-mouth and spotted bass populations. Because Bull Shoals is considered a warm water lake on average and seldom freezes, it has no closed season. Premier trout fishing is offered not only at the world-class trout fishery near Bull Shoals Dam, but also where the lake’s headwaters are fed by Lake Taneycomo.
Shows and Attractions
There’s so many things to do in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri, including all the family-friendly attractions that draw millions of visitors to the Branson area each year.
Branson is known throughout the Midwest as one of the region’s premier golf destinations with world-class courses and connections to some of golf’s biggest names.
Ozarks National is the latest course to to be added under Big Cedar Lodge. The 18-hole course features a very notable 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge on the 13th hole that towers above a creek. The neighboring Buffalo Ridge Springs Course is also a popular setting. You might even spot roaming buffalo! Other courses such as the Branson Hills Golf Club also incorporate natural rock formations, waterfalls, creeks and wooded areas into their designs.
The Branson area is a family-friendly playground, with literally hundreds of attractions like roller coasters, go-karts, a Ferris wheel and more!
And of course we have to mention Silver Dollar City, one of the nation’s top theme parks.
That’s just the outdoor stuff!
You’ll also find an aquarium, an indoor trampoline park and Fritz’s Adventure. You’ll also discover great museums like WonderWorks, Beyond the Lens and of course the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Live shows are what put Branson on the map, and this community in the Ozark Mountains is home to several dozen live shows. You’ll discover Broadway-style productions, comedy, magic… and of course music! From Rock to Country, from Bluegrass to Classical, you’ll want to discover them all!