Table Rock Lake automates day use fee collection

Published March 23, 2023
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BRANSON, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has transitioned to automated day use fee collection at Old Hwy 86 and Moonshine Beach recreation areas on Table Rock Lake.

Visitors must use a credit or debit card to purchase an annual pass or pay day use fees at the automated fee machines. A receipt will be issued upon payment. Visitors should place the receipt in a visible location on their vehicles’ dashboards.

Visitors who purchase an annual pass at Table Rock Lake parks must exchange their receipt for an annual pass hangtag within 10 days.

Please keep in mind, from March 23 to April 1, receipts can only be exchanged at the Dewey Short Visitor Center. The hours for the center are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

After April 1, receipts may be exchanged at the Dewey Short Visitor Center or staffed gatehouses located at Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Indian Point, Mill Creek and Old Highway 86 parks.

After May 1, receipts can be exchanged at staffed gatehouses located at Aunts Creek, Baxter, Big M, Eagle Rock, and Viola parks. 

Table Rock staff cannot provide annual pass hangtags for passes purchased at other USACE lakes.

Traffic at Moonshine Beach will no longer have to stop at the fee booth to pay the day use fee. Incoming traffic will be split into two lanes. One lane will be for boat launching and the other for beach parking. There will be a machine at each location.

The fees collected are used to recover a portion of the costs of administering, operating, maintaining and improving the parks. 

America the Beautiful pass holders will not be charged a day use fee and the pass should be displayed on your vehicle’s dashboard. These passes may be purchased at the Dewey Short Visitor Center or online at

For more information about the pay stations and recreation on Table Rock Lake call 501-340-1950.

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



Release no. 23-033