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a place for families!

We hear from visitors now more than ever that being outdoors brings comfort.  Is your family 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. At Table Rock Lake, we’re ready to help you plan a fun family vacation.

Outdoors: Adventures or Relaxation

However you like to enjoy the great outdoors, the Table Rock Lake region has a little something for everyone.  The centerpiece is Table Rock Lake, unique in its geography, with over 800 miles of shoreline created by it’s many “fingers.”  With that much shoreline you can find the perfect spot to drop anchor and cove out.  Here you can be distant and connected all in one place!

Table Rock Lake is well known for its excellent fishing, consistently ranked one of the top bass lakes in America. If you want a new experience, give one of the area’s professional fishing guides a call.  Not only will you learn their secrets, but you’ll hear a good fish tale or two!

If water sports are what your family is looking for, you can catch a great wake cruising around Table Rock. Many of our visitors love wakesurfing, wakeboarding, tubing and water skiing.  If you need to rent gear, area marinas around the lake have the hook-up.  Ready to improve your skills or not sure how to get started? Williams Brothers Ski & Sports offers lessons and opportunities to learn from pros.

After a day of sunshine and fun, there is nothing quite like watching the sunset on Table Rock Lake.  If you’re looking for a little relaxation, we recommend planning an evening on the water to watch the sun go down over the Ozark Mountains that surround our lake’s beautiful shoreline. With each new colorful ray that lights up the sky, you’ll feel your cares drift away.

In addition to our lake you’ll find several other opportunities for outdoor fun.  Around the area of State Park Marina and the Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Dam, you’ll find an extensive, paved trail system perfect for hiking or bike riding. Pockets of the Mark Twain National Forrest run through our area, also providing hiking and biking trails.

Missouri is known as the Cave State, boasting over 6,400 caves.  You can explore one of these natural wonders during your visit to the Table Rock Lake area.  Talking Rocks Cavern’s guides will take you on an hour-long walk, learning all about this underground marvel.  Along with the cave tour, there is outdoor mini-golf and trails on the grounds.

One of the area’s most popular outdoor stops is Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. This 10,000-acre nature preserve was built by Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge founder Johnny Morris.  Here you can take a leisurely stroll, bike ride, enjoy a tram hour, fish or even horseback ride.  The setting is one of the area’s most beautiful scenes.

Lodging: Vacation Rentals for Families

The majority of lodging options found along Table Rock Lake feature private units.  You’ll find varied sizes from small units perfect for a couple to large houses that can fit your entire family comfortably.  Find a lodging option that fits your needs, whether you’re looking for something secluded and quiet, full resort amenities or something in between… we have options.  Click here to learn more about lodging around Table Rock Lake.

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