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Long before Branson, Missouri became known as the live music capital of the world, visitors have been flocking to the White River Basin for some of the best fishing in the country. The pristine beauty of the Ozark countryside has always provided the perfect getaway. With the creation of Powersite Dam and later Bull Shoals Dam and then Table Rock Dam the area changed from the free flowing river rapids to 3 very individual fishing and recreational areas. The Branson Lakes Area is nestled in the scenic Ozark Mountains and surrounded by Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lake. Since the waters never freeze, visitors can enjoy the lakes all year round. 

The lakes and surrounding area is the perfect setting for the local wildlife. You will frequently see eagles, deer, wild turkeys, cranes and other land and water birds. The beauty of the changing of the seasons from spring to winter offer an ever changing back ground for your Branson vacation. 

Water enthusiasts will find a wide array of recreational activities in the Branson Lakes Area. All 3 lakes offer camping, picnic areas, and public and private boat docks and marinas. Whether you want to bring your own boat and gear or rent it once you are here, you have your choice of places to service you. Available are fuel, supplies, and a wide range of rentals including ski, pontoon, and bass boats, wave runners, parasails, paddleboats, sail boats, scuba diving and houseboats. Swimming areas are available at public beaches as well as beaches at the resorts and campgrounds along the lakes.

Visitors to Branson will find some of the best freshwater fishing in the country at any of our 3 lakes. These lakes provide top sport with a variety of fish - great for eating and for trophies. Many species can be found in our lakes but trout and bass fishing are the very best. Through cooperative aggressive measures to preserve the natural environment of the lakes area and well managed stocking programs, the lakes will continue to be a haven for professional sportsmen and week-end anglers alike.

Lake Taneycomo

Activities on and around Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Missouri are seemingly endless. They include boating, sailing, hunting, hiking, scuba diving, and, of course, fishing. Public full-service marinas provide boats, motors, guides, tackle and pontoons for relaxing and fun filled days.

Lake Taneycomo flows right through historic downtown Branson. The newly renovated riverfront features a seawall with wide sidewalks, park benches, public fishing docks, a picnic area, swimming pool, tennis courts, and playgrounds.

You can even relax and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. If you want to enjoy the lake but leave the piloting to someone else, you can board the Branson Lake Queen for a 70 minute folklore adventure or the Landing Princess for sight-seeing and a dinner cruise.
Lodging choices along Lake Taneycomo are as varied as the activities and the scenery. Fishing resorts, cabins, cottages, motels, condominium resorts, bed & breakfast inns, and camping provide all the guest amenities and a beautiful view as well as easy access to lake fun. With many fine restaurants nearby and just minutes to the excitement of Branson entertainment and shopping, Lake Taneycomo is a great choice for your lodging while in Branson.
Although technically a lake, it has the look and feel of a river. Since the completion of Table Rock Dam in 1958, the physiology of the lake changed to a cold water fishery. Lake Taneycomo now has a reputation as one of the finest trout fishing reservoirs in the nation. The cold, clear water combined with the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery has made it the perfect spot for rainbow and brown trout.About 80% of the 1,200,000 trout raised at the hatchery each year are released into Taneycomo. The upper 3 miles is a favorite for fly-fishing and waders. There is an artificial lure only regulation along with slot length limit on rainbow trout. The rest of Taneycomo has no length restrictions for rainbow and anglers can use any type of bait under state wide regulations. Fishing continues to be great as you float down Lake Taneycomo past Rock-a-way Beach and to its end near Forsyth at the Powersite Dam.

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake's clear waters have been attracting visitors for years. With nearly 800 miles of shoreline, Table Rock Lake is nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountain terrain, making it one of the most scenic and popular lakes in the country. The completion of Table Rock Dam on the White River in 1958 brought hydoelectric power to the area and created today's 52,300 acre lake.

The clear waters of the lake have made it a playground for visitors nationwide. Access to the water is easy and you can swim, ski, boat, sail, scuba dive, jet ski, parasail, and, of course, fish. Several commercial boat docks and Table Rock State Park Marina provide fuel, supplies, and a wide range of boat and equipment rentals.

Table Rock Lake has a reputation for safety. Few accidents occur on its waters due to the State Water Patrol and Coast Guard Auxiliary, knowledgeable boaters, and the size and seclusion of the lake. Even during the busy summer months, you can still find a private spot to fish or just enjoy the scenery and peaceful surroundings. The Ozark area surrounding the lake make it ideal for spotting wildlife including eagles, deer, fox, wild turkey, cranes, and other water birds.

Table Rock Lake provides visitors with many options for accommodations to suit any taste and budget. Guests can choose from many family-owned and operated resorts and campgrounds, larger resorts and convention facilities, hotels, condominiums, bed & breakfasts, cabins, and cottages. Lodgings include amenities such as pools, marinas, boat rentals, swimming docks, playgrounds and restaurants. Houseboat rentals are also available on Table Rock Lake and feature sleeping, living and dining areas, kitchens, TV's, VCR, and BBQ grills.

Don't miss the fun of a cruise on Table Rock Lake. The Showboat Branson Belle is a luxurious paddle wheel river boat offering a 2-hour cruise with dining and entertainment. The Spirit of America , a 49 passenger catamaran moored at State Park Marina provides a wonderful way to see the lake at a leisurely pace.

Table Rock Lake is a fisherman's dream come true. Anglers of all levels of experience find this lake ideal. Table Rock is well known as a top bass fishing lake with large numbers of largemouth, smallmouth, Kentucky spotted, and white bass. Crappie anglers will also have good luck concentrating around submerged timber. Although not as popular, anglers still like to fish for walleye, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill and paddlefish.

With all the glitz and glamor of Branson entertainment, Table Rock Lake offers a step back in pace, activities, and enjoyment. Discover the choices that are waiting for you on the pristine waters of Branson's Table Rock Lake!

Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake is a popular tournament lake producing lunker fish of several varieties including stripers over 50 pounds. Small mouth and spotted bass along with crappie, bream, and catfish can also be found. Record catches on Bull Shoals include a 5 lb.,5 oz. white bass, a 13 lb.,14 oz. largemouth bass, and a 21 lb., 1oz. walleye.

Bull Shoals Lake flows from Forsyth into Arkansas and features a rugged undeveloped shoreline. It is a perfect place to slow down and escape from everyday life. Bull Shoals offers a variety of water activities and public access points to the lake for fishing and recreation. Houseboats rentals are available for a truly relaxing getaway.

 

Marinas/Boat Rentals:

Baxter Boat Dock

Lampe

(417) 779-4301

Cape Fair Boat Dock & Marina

Cape Fair

(417) 538-4163

Cricket Creek Marina

Omaha, AR

(870) 426-3474

Gage's Long Creek Marina

Ridgedale

(417) 334-4860

Lilley's Landing Marina 

Branson

(417) 334-6380

Port of Kimberling

Kimberling City

(417) 739-2315

State Park Marina

Branson

(417) 334-3069

Table Rock Lake Pontoons

Kimberling City

(800) 662-9984

Table Rock Marina

Branson

(417) 338-4433

Tri-Lakes Houseboat Rentals

Kimberling City

(417) 988-1387

What's Up Dock 

Kimberling City

(417) 739-4511

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