Table Rock Lake

Adventure on the Lake

Adventure on the Lake

Top 10 Things to do at Table Rock Lake

By Louie Christensen


Shepherd of the Hills

Name a fun outdoor activity and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find it at Shepherd of the Hills. You can entertain your family’s adrenaline junkie with the ropes course, the Inspiration Tower Zipline or the ATV rides, tire out the little ones on the expansive play area and putt-putt course or entertain everyone at the outdoor theater. This homestead-themed park has something for everyone.

Ropes course at Shepherd of the Hills
Experience art at the Shepherd of the Hills outdoor theater
Shepherd of the Hills during the holidays
Ride the zipline at Shepherd of the Hills
Explore trails by ATV at Shepherd of the Hills


Whether you’ve seen Table Rock Lake on a televised bass fishing tournament, or have heard tales of the lake’s abundance of quiet coves and fishing hot spots, you cannot visit the lake without taking advantage of the best fishing in Missouri.

Catch a fish on Table Rock Lake
Show off your prize catch
Watch the sun go down while fishing
Throw the bait, fish will come

Silver Dollar City

Maybe letting the adventure come to you is more your thing. Strap in, hold on tight and enjoy the thrilling rides at Silver Dollar City. Whether you enjoy all the G forces you can get, or prefer a more relaxing experience, Silver Dollar City offers rides, shows, food and fun for the whole family.

Get ready for fun at Silver Dollar City

Dogwood Canyon

This little slice of Eden stretches across 10,000 acres, and has activities for every taste. From horseback riding, to various fishing programs, picturesque hiking trails, to a calendar full of family-focused fun…there may not be a more unique slice of paradise in all of the Ozarks.

Fish from the shore
Take a ride through Dogwood Canyon
Catch a fish at Dogwood Canyon
Adventure on a Jeep tour
Admire the waterfall at Dogwood Canyon


Branson may be famous for its shows and Table Rock Lake may be known for its watersports, but the Ozark hills around Table Rock Lake are famous for its golf courses. Picturesque tee boxes sit atop limestone bluffs, fairways dip in and out of tree lined canyons and the hazards are so beautiful you won’t even mind the one-stroke penalty to drop out of them.

Golf at Table Rock Lake
Golf at StoneBridge Resort
Golf course on Table Rock Lake

Scuba Diving

Maybe you want to do something even more adventurous—why not give scuba diving a try? Call State Park Marina. From rentals to lessons, they can help divers of all skill levels have an absolute blast in the wildlife-packed waters of Table Rock Lake.

Scuba dive on Table Rock Lake


It may sound obvious to go boating when visiting Table Rock Lake, but the area takes the category to an entirely new level. Whether you and your family want to rent a boat for fishing, a pontoon for chilling, a speedboat for water sports, a canoe for nostalgia, a kayak for exercise, or a wave runner for all the fun you can handle—if it floats, you can find it for rent at the Port of Kimberling Campground and Marina.

Take a dip in the water
Dock a boat at Table Rock Lake
Ride a wave on the lake
Port of Kimberling Campground and Marina
Pool at Port of Kimberling Campground and Marina

Talking Rocks Cavern

Featuring a well-kept putt-putt course, a panning course where kids can search for gems and minerals and a beautiful nature trail, Talking Rocks Cavern is far more than just a hole in the ground. The beautiful (and rather spacious) cave has been made accessible for visitors of every age and agility thanks to a series of handrail lined cement stairwells and cat walks.

Soak up geology at Talking Rocks Cavern
Descend into Talking Rocks Cavern
Tour Talking Rocks Cavern

Wine and Dine

Perched high above Table Rock Lake sit Vino Cellars and aptly named Top of the Rock. Wine is the focus at Vino Cellars, and their selection is almost guaranteed to taste better on the tranquil back balcony which overlooks a stunning view of the lake’s northern hills. Those looking for some more grandeur will enjoy the Top of the Rock. There are several dining options throughout the resort, but the highlight may be their sunset ceremony. A bagpipe player will play the sun down, coming to a civil war cannon blast crescendo when the sun finally dips below the horizon. There is no finer place throughout the heart of the country to raise a glass to the evening.

Sip a glass of wine on the lake

Five-Star Houseboat Vacations

Table Rock Lake weaves and winds over 800 miles of shoreline (depending on the lake’s level), while California has 840 miles. There’s no better way to experience the lake than staying on it. Five-Star Houseboats rents out beautiful crafts, at amazing values, especially for families looking to fulfill everyone’s dream vacation. Do you want to bask in the sun, and enjoy the cool lake breezes? Hang out with a room with a lake view while watching the big game? Enjoy a dip, or maybe an adult beverage at the bar? You can have it all on a Five-Star Houseboat.

Family fun on a houseboat