Dewey Short Visitor Center opens for the season

Published Feb. 24, 2023
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BRANSON, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open the Dewey Short Visitor Center for the season on March 1, 2023.

Hours of Operation for 2023:

March 1 – May 27:  Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 28 – Sept. 4:  Sunday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sept. 5 – Nov. 30:  Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Located just south of Table Rock Dam on State Highway 165, the visitor center offers three stories of interactive displays for all ages. Children’s activities include a Junior Ranger program where participants can complete a booklet to earn a badge and an augmented reality sandbox that lets users create their own watershed.

There is also a 22-minute film about the purpose and construction of the dam, viewing decks overlooking Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo, picnic facilities and a 2.2-mile asphalt surface trail all located on the visitor center grounds.

America the Beautiful and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use passes are available to purchase in the visitor center. The America the Beautiful passes can also be purchased online at

The grounds have a picnic shelter can be reserved through or can be used on a first-come basis. Other non-reservable picnic tables are available.

For more information, contact the Dewey Short Visitor Center at 501-340-1943.     

  Recreation information can be found on the internet at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at




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