This 356-acre state park is located right on Table Rock Lake and is the perfect outdoor getaway spot in the Branson area. ... More
Table Rock State Park
This 356-acre state park is located right on Table Rock Lake and is the perfect outdoor getaway spot in the Branson area. There are plenty of things to do at the park. There is a campground for overnight stays and a store at which to replenish your supplies, plus hiking trails and plenty of water activities. On the park grounds, you can find boat rentals, parasailing equipment rentals, a dive shop and a marina for all of your boating supplies.
We stayed at this campground while visiting Branson, MO in a motorhome in the heat of August 2011. We arrived at the campground and told by the 2 female workers in the office that we needed to go find a site and come back and they would assign it to us. We asked for a full hook-up with some shade since it was so hot and shade was needed to help combat the sun. Given a selection we hurried on our way - found none with shade but one had a large parking area in the open while all others suggested were on a crowded circle road with no trees but lots of crowded RVs. We stayed 4 nights, each day was hotter and each night stormy. The bathroom was just up the hill from our motorhome, but they smelled nasty. Probably because 4 bathrooms were designated male/female. I was not use to using a bathroom with a urinal - and it was awful - smelled and I could not use any of those - I walked to the bathhouse a distance away to use the restroom. The campground was convenient but not desirable because of the shadeless sites for RVs. Tent sights had plenty of trees, but the full service sites did not. Although we did not use the marina, we did visit it and it looked nice - had a nice shop and a nice fast food type resturant where you sat outside to eat. Again, a little hot to enjoy. The ladies in the checkin were of no help when asked about resturants and local activities. They just referred us to the rack of booklets and said that's about all they knew. Probably did go to shows or use the tourist type things in their city. Nice but not informative. Will not go back to Branson - has no appeal to me - too much traffic and lots of shows with unknown performers who perform as stars. I will not visit this state park again and would suggest you find another place to stay if possible. Although the park was full, looked to be local people mostly - lots of tent campers who left on Sunday.
Overall I was impressed with the campground. We were in town for a week for the FLW bass tournament and stayed there for 8 days. I was told by the main office that no one would be in office after 5 pm Firday until Monday at 8 am. which was ok with me. I pulled in around 1:30 am Saturday morning and found no campground host or attendant present which was expected and ok. The one minor grip I had is that NO campground or park official came around to check who was or was not in the campground from Friday night until Monday morning, so in theory someone could have pulled in hooked up and stayed for 2 days without ever paying. Then come Monday they were quick to point out we had not paid yet and that it needed to taken care of at the park office. I have never been to place where it was so relaxed in this manner but regardless we paid up and all was well. The other grip I had was about half of the water faucets were not in operation due to the cold weather which I understand. And at 1:30 in the morning and half asleep I failed to notice that some of the faucets were frost free and working but some were not and you guessed it the one we got was not working. When I asked the lady for a discount at the office since the water was not working she told me she couldnt because some were working and we could have chosen them. but honeslty this was a great place to stay, it is a beautiful area and they even have a camper dealer across the street for any parts you may need. I will stay here again in the future but trust me ill look for the working faucets!
Tablerock lake state park is very scenic and beautiful. The water is very clear. There is a museum inside the main building that is free and is very informational. There are lots of benches and tables to sit at and watch the boats go by as you relax...I recomend visiting the State park.
While Branson is known for its music revues and tamed western shows the other side of Branson is its proximity to beautiful lakes such as Table Rock. Summer is a perfect time to take a house boat holiday on any one of the lakes.We chose Table Rock and rented a two deck house boat that we cruised the river on.On board was room for as many as 7 people,a comfy family room with open deck,a steering area,a fully equipped kitchen-galley with dining nook and a sun deck atop.A water slide to quickly enter the lake for a swim was attached to one side.
One day we tied our boat to a huge tree and went on a hike into the woody area surrounding the lake.It was one of the highlights of our vacation.The peacefulness,the quiet sound of shoe soles crunching leaves on the ground and the azure sky above was like heaven.We recommend it.Just remember to stock the boat with all your favorite eats BEFORE you board for a great time at sea,unless you really like to catch,clean and cook trout!Boating Branson is a fun way to Rock around Table Rock Lake.
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