The main administrative area is located next to the Dewey Short Visitor Center and has several picnic tables, huge grassy areas, a courtesy boat dock, and shoreline fishing access. It is also hosts the trailhead for the "yellow route" lakeshore trail. A 2.2 mile paved trail that follows the shoreline until it reaches the table Rock State Park Marina. The parking area is open from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm.
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Dewey Short Visitor Center
Please note: Dewey Short Visitor's Center is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19
Hours of Operation:
March – Memorial Day: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day: Seven days/week, 9 a.m. – 4.pm.
Labor Day – November: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
Park rangers will provide short programs starting at 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Programs are subject to change or cancellations.
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Dewey Short Visitor Center and Admin area is located 6 miles west of US Hwy 65 on Missouri State Hwy 165 at the south end of Table Rock Dam.