About Table Rock Lake

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 Ozarks Water Watch 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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