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.
Hours of Operation:
Dec. 01, 2019 - March 2, 2020: Closed for the season
Mar. 03, 2020 - May 23, 2020: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays and Mondays)
May 24, 2020 - Sept. 12, 2020: Daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 13, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays and
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.
Click here for a map of the administrative area and visitor center.