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About Table Rock Lake

Over 800 miles of shoreline!

Are you ready to explore wide-open spaces, enjoy an adventure, and create new memories?  Enjoy our lakefront resorts with private family units or cabins and a lake with more shoreline than the coast of California. Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, museums, family fun, and live shows are just the beginning of what you’ll find in the Table Rock Lake area. At Table Rock Lake, we’re ready; we’re here to help you plan a great getaway.


Boating & Water Sports

Table Rock Lake is perfect for all types of water activity.  Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the area, and you'll see a vast array of sizes of types.  Many boaters also enjoy watersports such as skiing, tubing, wake surfing, and more!  You can bring your own boat or rent one from where you're staying or a lake marina.  Ask your lodging accommodations about their dock, rentals, and slip availability.  Public boat launches are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; that information is available by clicking hereCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Beaches & Swimming

In addition to anchoring a boat and enjoying a splash in one of Table Rock Lake's coves, the best spots to swim around Table Rock Lake will most likely be within where you're staying during your visit.  Many of our lakefront resorts will have designated swim areas, and swim docks. Moonshine Beach is our public beach area, located near Branson.  In addition to Moonshine Beach, several of the US Army Corps Of Engineers' campgrounds have public swim and day-use areas.


World-class fishing is waiting for you at Table Rock Lake. Pick any season, and you’ll find outstanding fishing at Table Rock Lake. With mild Ozark winters, Table Rock Lake never freezes on the main lake allowing fishing throughout the year. Table Rock Lake is annually listed as one of the “Top 100 Bass Lakes” in the United States. Public boat launches are operated by the Information on which public use areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, that information is available by clicking hereCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

More About Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is located in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.  The majority of the lake is in Stone County, Missouri; which is a short drive from Branson, Missouri.  From an aerial view, Table Rock Lake will look like a long snaking river.  However, once you're on the water you'll realize just how vast and open the lake truly is. The "fingers" of Table Rock Lake span several cities, allowing you many different areas to explore. To get a better idea of the areas around the lake we recommend checking out our lake map.

How Table Rock Lake was Created

Table Rock Lake sunset

Table Rock Lake was created by the damming of the White River over 50 years ago.  Table Rock Dam is located in Southwestern Missouri eight miles upstream and Southwest of Branson, Missouri.  Table Rock Lake extends 79 miles upstream along the White River and inundates areas in Missouri and Arkansas.  To the east of the dam, is Lake Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake is on the western side.

You’ll find more than 800 miles of shoreline along Table Rock Lake and over 43,000 acres of surface area.  This vast size of Table Rock Lake makes is a great place for watersports, fishing or relaxing.  Table Rock Lake has many “fingers” or “arms” creating coves.  Coves are often where you’ll find fishermen dropping a line or boats pulling tubes and skiers.  “Coving out,” where several boats will drop anchor and spend the day, is popular during the summer months.  You’ll find small numbered signs around the lake marking points to help you navigate.  If you’re new to Table Rock Lake we recommend picking your own copy of the official Table Rock Lake Map.  You can find them at the Chamber’s Welcome Center or area marinas.

Table Rock Lake is regulated by the Army Corps of Engineers and groups like H2Ozarks help to monitor our water to assure its clean when you visit.

Getting to Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is centrally located in the midwestern United States making getting here easy!  We're located within a day's drive to much of the country.  For our visitors that prefer to fly, you'll find easy airline connections through Springfield, Missouri (SGF) or Branson, Missouri (BKG), both airports are under an hour away from Table Rock Lake.

Driving Distances to Table Rock Lake

Atlanta, GA ................ 650 miles

Chicago, IL ................ 570 miles

Dallas, TX .................... 430 miles

Denver, CO ................ 805 miles

Des Moines, IA ......... 395 miles

Indianapolis, IN ...... 439 miles

Kansas City, MO ..... 220 miles

Little Rock, AR ......... 175 miles

Minneapolis, MN .. 640 miles

Nashville, TN ............ 450 miles

Omaha, NE ................ 395 miles

Springfield, MO ......... 35 miles

St. Louis, MO ............. 250 miles

Tulsa, OK ...................... 215 miles

Wichita, KS ................ 300 miles

Travel Stories

The Table Rock Lake area offers visitors a unique experience, from laid-back to full-throttle, in a setting you’ll never forget!  Check out our adventure stories below, and order your FREE Vacation Guide today!  Click here to read more stories.

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Splash Down to Table Rock Lake

Splash Down TO TABLE ROCK LAKE One of Missouri’s Best Lakes Takes Watersports to Another Level By Michael Cochran Anyone…

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Parasailing Table Rock Lake

Are You High-Energy or Low-Key

Table Rock Lake, located just minutes from Branson in the Missouri Ozarks, is an outdoor playground above, below and around the water.

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Boating Table Rock lake

Navigating Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake—located about 20 minutes from Branson, Missouri—offers visitors 45,000 surface acres and 800 miles of shoreline to explore. Captains of all boat sizes and interests will find Table Rock to be a diverse ecosystem with spectacular scenery and clean, clear water. Whether you tow your vessel to the lake or rent from an area marina, knowing what to expect will ensure an easy, breezy cruise.

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