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Access to US Army Corps of Engineers recreation facilities may require a day use fee. Information about these fees can be found under the links of the left side of this page. Day use fees and USACE annual passes may be purchased at each facility. America the Beautiful passes may be purchased at the Dewey Short Visitors Center.  

 

Boating is a popular activity on Table Rock Lake.  Fourteen marinas and twenty-four public boat ramps are located around the lake.  Boaters are reminded to follow the rules and guidelines below while on the water.

- Learn and follow small craft navigation rules.
- Obey Missouri and Arkansas state boating laws.
- Make sure your boat is seaworthy
- Take a Boating Education Course.  Contact Missouri Highway Patrol for Missouri residents or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for Arkansas Boating Education Courses.
- Keep the boat load at a minimum.
- Have a floatation device on board for each passenger.
- Avoid standing in a boat.
- Watch for obstructions when approaching the shore.
- Slow down when approaching small boats, docks or skiers.
- Head for shore if bad weather threatens.

Public Launch Ramps

Aunts Creek, Baxter, Beaver, Big Bay, Big Indian Access, Big M, Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Coombs Ferry Access, Cow Creek Access, Cricket Creek, Eagle Rock, Indian Point, Joe Bald Access, Kings River Access, Long Creek, Mill Creek, Moonshine Beach, Old 86, Port of Kimberling, Table Rock State Park, Viola, Holiday Island

Marinas

Baxter, Big M, Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Eagle Rock, Hideaway, Holiday Island, Indian Point, Long Creek, Port of Kimberling, Table Rock State Park, Kings River (in Viola Park), Rock Lane

 

Sixteen public campgrounds are located around Table Rock Lake.  Campgrounds are managed by several different agencies and campsites range from full-hookup to non-electric tent sites.   For details about each of the Corps of Engineers parks, check out the links on the right side of this page or click here for a PDF.  Reservations for Corps of Engineers parks can be made at Recreation.gov.

 Please note: Many camping and recreation areas may be closed or have reduced operations due to high water and water damager. Please call ahead or check with recreation.gov for current availability and status.

Public Campgrounds

Aunts Creek, Baxter, Beaver, Big M, Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Eagle Rock, Indian Point, Port of Kimberling, Long Creek, Mill Creek, Old 86, Table Rock State Park, Viola

 

The US Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center is located 6 miles west of US Hwy 65 on Missouri State Hwy 165 at the south end of Table Rock Dam.

The center is open: 
10 AM until 5 PM
Daily March - December 
Tuesday-Saturday in January and February.

The visitor center has exhibits about the White River Watershed, local habitats, Table Rock Dam, and the US Army Corps of Engineers as well as several interactive exhibits including maps, power generation and water safety. It also features an overlook which allows visitors to view Table Rock Lake, the dam, and Lake Taneycomo from one viewing deck. The center shows a 20 minute film entitled, "Taming of the Riviera Blanche". This film is an introduction to the Table Rock Lake/White River area and details the construction and purpose of Table Rock Dam.

If you arrive by boat, take advantage of the courtesy dock that is located on the visitor center grounds. On the grounds, you may enjoy picnicking or fishing along the shoreline. Don't forget to make use of the beautiful Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, which is located adjacent to the visitor center parking lot.

Table Rock Lake boasts an abundance of crappie, catfish, and bluegill; but the lake is known as one of the best bass fishing lakes in this hemisphere.  Its reputation for producing hefty stringers of bass laced with lunkers was earned through an unprecedented management program.  The foundations of this program are a 15-inch length limit and creel limit of six fish linked with an abundant food chain. The result is large numbers of largemouth, Kentucky and smallmouth bass of exceptional size available anytime of the year for the professional and novice angler alike. Check out the current MDC Fishing Report for Table Rock.

In cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers Table Rock Lake Project Office, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Bass Pro Shops, recycled Christmas trees and other natural habitat structures have been placed in various areas in Table Rock Lake. To view maps of these locations you may view the interactive fish habitat structure maps with GPS coordinates by visiting the Missouri Department of Conservation's website.

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  The hatchery raises rainbow and brown trout. These trout are stocked in the cold waters of Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock Dam. Hatchery tours are given throughout the summer months.

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

The Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is a 2.2 mile, asphalt trail which runs from the Table Rock Project Office and Dewey Short Visitor Center grounds to the Table Rock State Park Marina.  The trail is open to foot traffic, wheelchairs and bicycles. Trail amenities include water fountains, restrooms, benches and bike racks.  Persons using the trail in the spring will view dogwood, serviceberry and redbud trees in bloom as well as many wildflowers. During the fall season, visitors are treated to colorful fall foliage. The trail also offers beautiful views of Table Rock Lake. The trail will take you by the Showboat Branson Belle and through Table Rock State Park.  Table Rock Lakeshore Trail Map PDF

 

White River Valley Trail System

The White River Valley Trail System consists of 10.25 miles of interconnected loop trails appropriate for mountain biking or hiking.   The trail has a natural surface.  Hikers and mountain bikers will encounter rocks, tree roots, and water crossings. 

The trail system goes through land that was largely disturbed during the construction of Table Rock Dam in the late 1950s. Some parts of the trail are built on roads that were used for the construction, such as the conveyor route that moved rock from the Baird Mountain Quarry to the dam site. There are scenic areas including small waterfalls, views of Table Rock and Taneycomo , and an abandoned farmstead. The land is rugged with elevations ranging from 710 feet to nearly 1,200 feet above sea level. Natural communities along the trail range from moist bottomland forest along Lake Taneycomo to dry dolomite glades on the higher areas.  

Trailheads are located off of Hwy 165 near the state park office and off of Trophy Run Road.  Stop by the Dewey Short Visitor Center or Table Rock State Park Office to pick up a map.  Drinking water is not available on the trail.  Camping is not allowed along the trail.

The trail is a cooperative effort between Table Rock State Park and the US Army Corps of Engineers.  The portion of trail that runs through US Army Corps of Engineers managed lands is closed during turkey and deer hunting seasons. 

 

Hunting and trapping are permitted on the waters and on the surrounding government-owned lands of the projects and are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Please refer to the Table Rock Lake Map for general locations of government owned lands. Officers of these same agencies will carry out enforcement. Hunting is prohibited in developed parks and other areas designated by the District Engineer and marked by the posting of appropriate signs. For a more detailed map of permitted hunting near the Cow Creek area, please refer to the Hunting Map Near Cow Creek

Permanent tree stands are prohibited on Corps of Engineers property. Permanent stands or steps are any type that penetrates the bark of a tree. Portable stands with the owner’s name and address permanently affixed are permitted. Stands are to be hung no earlier than one week before the opening and remain no longer than one week after the close of archery season.

The vast majority of bow hunting accidents occur from falling out of trees, please always wear a safety belt when using tree stands.

For more information on hunting safety, regulations, and licenses in Missouri, please contact the Missouri Department of Conservation and for Arkansas contact Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Pubic picnic grounds and/or picnic shelters are located in 18 parks around Table Rock Lake.  These parks are managed by several different agencies.  For details about each, park check out the links on the right side of the page.  Picnic shelters in Corps of Engineers parks can be reserved through Recreation.gov.  An area use fee is charged to enter Corps of Engineers parks.   No fee is charged to enter or picnic at Table Rock State Park.

Public Picnic Grounds

Aunts Creek, Baxter, Beaver, Big Bay, Big M, Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Dewey Short Visitor Center, Eagle Rock, Indian Point, Port of Kimberling, Long Creek, Mill Creek, Old 86, Table Rock State Park, Viola

 

 

Sixteen designated swimming areas are located around Table Rock Lake. Moonshine Beach is the only sandy beach on Table Rock Lake. For your safety, visitors should:

- Swim in designated areas
- Never swim alone
- Wear life jackets
- Don’t rely on inflatable toys like air mattresses or water wings
- Know your swimming ability and don’t push beyond it
- Watch children at all times
- Remember there are no lifeguards on duty at Table Rock Lake.

Public Swimming Beaches
Aunts Creek, Baxter, Beaver, Big M, Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Eagle Rock, Indian Point, Port of Kimberling, Mill Creek, Moonshine Beach, Old 86, Viola

 

Be Safe Around the Water!

Bobber the Water Safety Dog

 

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Reservations

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For picnic shelter and campsite reservations visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Park Maps and Information

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Aunts Creek Park Map

Description: Aunts Creek Park is located on the James River Arm of Table Rock Lake. It provides easy access for those fishermen/campers who are looking to fish the highly popular and productive James River Arm of Table Rock Lake. It is also within fourteen miles of Branson, Missouri. The campground is primarily wooded with most sites having an overlook of the water. The walk to the water or swim beach is a gentle slope. It is a Class A Park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, trash containers, drinking water, swim beach, and boat launch ramp.

Location: Aunts Creek Park is located 3 miles north of Kimberling City, Mo., on State Highway 13, then 3 miles west on State Highway OO to the end of the road.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:

Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity - $20
Basic Campsites - $16


Showers - Yes
Total number of Campsites - 55
Campsites with Electricity - 52
Camping Season - 5/1-9/15
Group Picnic Shelter - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $50/day
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Flush Restrooms - Yes
Playground - Yes

Open: Camping Season May 1 – September 15; Area Use year round.

 

Baxter Park Map

Description: Baxter Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Baxter Park is located 5 miles west of Lampe, Mo., on State Highway H.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity and Water - $21
Camping Season – 5/1-9/15
Basic Campsite - $16
Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 54
Campsites with Electricity - 25
Fee Season - 4/1-9/30
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Playground - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Baxter Boat Dock

Open: Camping Season May 1 – September 15; Area Use year round.

 

Big M Park Map

Description: Big M Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Big M Park is located 2 miles north of Eagle Rock, Mo., on State Highway 86, then 6 miles east on State Highway E, to State Highway M, then 2 miles south to the park.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electric, Water, & Sewer - $23
Sites with Electric & Water - $21
Basic Campsite - $16

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 60
Campsites with Electric and Water - 9
Campsites with Full Hookups - 14
Camping Season 5/1-9/15
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Playground - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Big M Boat Dock and Marina
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes


Open: Camping Season: May 1 – September 15; Area Use: year round.

 

Campbell Point Park Map

Description: Campbell Point Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. This wooded park offers something for everyone. Shaded campsites, campsites next to the water’s edge, and plenty of room to fish from shore. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Campbell Point Park is located 5 miles east of Shell Knob, Mo., on State Highway YY, then left on County Highway YY-1 to park.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electric, Water, & Sewer - $23
Sites with Electricity and Water - $21
Sites with Electricity - $20
Basic Campsite - $16

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 74
Campsites with Electricity, Water and Sewer - 1
Campsites with Electricity and Water – 42
Campsites with Electricity - 27
Camping Season - 4/1-10/31
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Campbell Point Marina
Playground - Yes
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $50/day

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – October 31; Area Use: year round.

 

Cape Fair Park Map

Description: Cape Fair Park is located on the James River Arm of Table Rock Lake. Truly this is the fisherman’s favorite park on Table Rock Lake. It’s location on the upper James River Arm affords visitors the opportunity to be near some of the best fishing action on Table Rock Lake. This wooded park offers something for everyone. Shaded campsites, campsites next to the water’s edge, and plenty of room to fish from shore. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Cape Fair Park is located 1 mile south of Cape Fair, Mo., on 1092 Shadrack Road.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity and Water - $21
Sites with Electricity - $20
Basic Campsite - $16

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 82
Campsites with Electricity - 23
Campsites with Electricity and Water - 46
Camping Season 4/1-10/31
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Cape Fair Boat Dock and Marina
Playground - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $50/day

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – October 31; Area Use: year round.

 

Cricket Creek Park Map

Description: Cricket Creek Park is located in Arkansas on the Long Creek Arm of Table Rock Lake. If you want to get away from to a quiet area to relax or fish, this is the park for you. Although busy in the spring months of April and May, summer months usually find no more than six campers in this park on a daily basis. It’s close proximity to Branson and quiet atmosphere makes this park attractive for anyone wanting to camp. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Cricket Creek Park is located 6 miles south of Branson, Mo., on State Highway 65, then right on Arkansas State Highway 14 West, 4 miles to park.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity and Water - $21

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 36
Campsites with Electricity and Water - 36
Camping Season - 4/1-9/15
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Playground – Yes
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Cricket Creek Marina

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – September 15; Area Use: year round.

 

Eagle Rock Park Map

Description: Eagle Rock Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Eagle Rock Park is located 3 miles south of Eagle Rock, Mo., on State Highway 86.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity - $20
Basic Campsite - $16

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 63
Campsites with Electricity - 24
Camping Season – 5/1-9/15
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Playground – Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Eagle Rock Landing
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes

Open: Camping Season: May 1 – September 15; Area Use: year round

 

Indian Point Park Map

Description: Indian Point Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. This wooded park offers campers the water related recreation while within a close proximity of area theme parks, music shows and outlet shopping. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, group camping, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Indian Point Park is located 8 miles west of Branson, Mo., on State Highway 76, then south 2 miles on paved Indian Point Road to park.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity and Water Hookups - $21
Sites with Electricity - $20
Basic Campsite - $16

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 77
Campsites with Electricity and Water - 54
Campsites with Electricity - 21
Camping Season - 4/1-10/31
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Playground – Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Indian Point Marina
Group Picnic Shelter - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $50/day
Group Camping Area - $50/day

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – October 31; Area Use: year round.

 

Mill Creek Park Map

Description: Mill Creek Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. Many campsites within this park are located adjacent to the water’s edge the remaining campsites are a short walk from the water with some of the best views on the lake. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Mill Creek Park is located 3 miles south of Kimberling City, Mo., on State Highway 13, then 1 mile west on State Highway RB to park.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity and Water Hookups - $21

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 67
Campsites with Electricity and Water - 67
Camping Season - 4/1-10/31
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Playground - Yes
Basketball Goal - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $50/day

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – October 31; Area Use: year round.

 

Description: Moonshine Beach is located at the north end of Table Rock Dam on Table Rock Lake. This is a day use only park that is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the recreation season. It has flush toilets, showers, picnic areas, a picnic shelter, visitor protection, trash containers, swim beach and boat launch ramp. Area use fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Location: Moonshine Beach is located on State Highway 165 on the north end of Table Rock Dam in Branson, Mo.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:

Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle

Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Playground - Yes
Showers - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $100/day
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes


Open: Beach: May 15 - September 15; Launch Ramp: Year round.

 

Old Highway 86 Park Map

Description: Old Highway 86 Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. Many campsites are adjacent to the water’s edge, and the remaining campsites are only a short walk away. Built on a peninsula, this park has water on three sides. Visitors can find plenty of room to fish from shore. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.


Location: Old Highway 86 Park is located 5 miles south of Branson, Mo., on State Highway 65, then 6 miles west State Highway 86, then 2 miles north on State Highway UU to Park.

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electricity and Water Hookups - $21

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 77
Campsites with Electricity and Water Hookups - 77
Camping Season - 4/1-10/31
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
(1) Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Sand Volleyball Court - Yes
Playground - Yes
(1) Group Picnic Shelters - Yes
Group Picnic Shelter Fee - $50/day

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – October 31; Area Use: year round.

 

Viola Park Map

Description: Viola Park is located on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. It is a Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, visitor protection, designated campsites, trash containers and drinking water.

Location: Viola Park is located 6 miles south of Shell Knob, Mo., on State Highway 39, then west on Big Rock Road to park

Facilities/Fees: Amenities include:
Area Use Fee - $5 per vehicle (not applicable to registered campers)
Sites with Electric/Water - $21
Sites with Electricity - $20
Basic Campsite - $16

Showers - Yes
Water-Borne Flush Restrooms - Yes
Total Number of Campsites - 50
Campsites with Electricity and Water - 24
Campsites with Electricity - 15
Fee Season - 4/1-9/15
Boat Launch Ramp - Yes
Courtesy Dock - Yes
Playground - Yes
Swim Beach - Yes
Trailer Dump Station - Yes
Full Service Marina - Yes - Kings River Marina

Open: Camping Season: April 1 – September 15; Area Use: year round.