Are you looking for views that words cannot adequately describe? Look no further than the Table Rock Lake area. Located amongst the Ozark Mountains, this area’s landscape provides vistas from tree-covered mountains to soaring rock bluffs. Here’s a few of our favorite jaw-dropping stops. Click here to add your own favorites on our Facebook page.
On The Water
Table Rock Dam
Without Table Rock Dam, there would be no Table Rock Lake. The lake was created by the damming of the White River over 60 years ago. Today, the dam is a beautiful landmark still used for flood control downstream. Boat by for a look, or hop in your car for a drive across, and then head down to the other side, by Lake Taneycomo, where you can take in its full size.
Shell Knob Bluffs and Shoreline
Table Rock Lake has over 800 miles of shoreline. Travel the full expanse of the lake and you will notice that the shoreline changes. In the Campbell Point area heading towards Shell Knob, you’ll notice fewer rock bluffs and more lush, wooded mountain scapes. Some say these mountains remind them of tropical locations (without palm trees of course). Taking a boat ride towards the western area of the lake is the best way to enjoy these views.
From the top deck, you can see for miles and miles from Branson to Table Rock Lake. We imagine it was these views that spoke to Harold Bell Wright as he wrote his famed book, The Shepheard of the Hills.
An out-of-the-box suggestion for taking in beautiful views is Silver Dollar City. However, you catch some great views from atop many of their rollercoasters. Try to keep your eyes open the next time you’re climbing up the track; your jaw will drop over more than just the race down.
Just around the corner from Table Rock Lake is Branson, MO. One of the coolest ways to see the city scape of Branson is from the top of the Branson Ferris Wheel. Once you’re in a private gondola, you’ll move up and around the wheel at a relaxing speed allowing you to fully enjoy the views.
Keep your feet on the ground to take in streams, waterfalls and natural rock bluffs at Dogwood Canyon. They offer several ways to explore: walking, bicycles, horseback and trams rides. Regardless of your mode of exploration, you’ll be glad you visited!