Hidden in the heart of Branson, Missouri, is a beautiful little area with everything you will ever need for your next vacation trip. This beautiful scenic area is your place to go for all your boating, water sports, hiking, swimming, and camping needs. This tree-lined state park includes two full-service campgrounds and a full-size marina servicing Table Rock Lake as well as multiple playgrounds, delicious food, laundry, and full bath houses. If you are visiting this area for camping, feel free to bring your tent for one of the “primitive” sites, rent a small cabin or yurt, or bring the RV and take advantage of the full 50-amp service along with water and sewer hook-ups. If you are coming to visit the marina, you have your choice of rentals from paddleboards to pontoon boats, ski boats to jet skis. There are also paddle boat tours on the Branson Belle or Catamaran tours on the Spirit of America available to guests as well.
All About Branson Missouri
Branson, Missouri, is known to many as the live entertainment capital of the world. It is home to a huge variety of live shows and events throughout the area and is home to over 50 theaters and 400 restaurants. This town of 10,000 residents has an estimated 100,000 visitors per day and was named the #1 Motor Coach Destination for four years straight. It’s not all hustle and bustle here, though; less than 5 miles from the downtown strip, there is a softer side to Branson. Branson, Missouri, is also home to Table State Park – a combination of water and land to meet all your relaxation needs.
Take a Day Trip To Table Lake Park
Visit Table Lake Park for the day and take in the sights, go for a swim, or even dive to the bottom of Table Rock Lake to search through the remnants of the underwater village of Oasis. This underwater farming community consisting of less than ten buildings, once called Cedar Valley, is now under approximately 100 feet of water near the bottom of Table Rock Lake and is a popular technical dive for scuba divers from all over. Paddlewheel boat rides on the Branson Belle, and catamaran tours on the Spirit of America are also available for guests daily.
If staying dry is more your thing, there are hiking trails located all over this property, including a 2.2-mile paved trail that is accessible for walking, jogging, biking, wheelchairs, and more. This Table Rock Lakeshore Trail runs most of the length of the waterfront in the park and is a popular destination for birding, fishing, and walking a leashed dog. When here for the day, you also have the option of stopping at the visitor center, playing on the playgrounds, or using the bathhouses or picnic areas onsite. Guests can even book a covered picnic area for family events for the day. If you are looking to earn some badges, grab your verification cards at the visitor center and participate in the explorer program, or apply for the camper award if you have been to at least five historic Missouri sites or camps within the year (or plan to). If you are looking for a bite to eat, be sure to head over towards the marina to eat at Danna’s Bar-b-que & Burger Shop - open after Memorial Day each year.
Visit The Table Lake Park Marina
Whether you are staying for the day or the week, the Table Rock Marina has just the thing for your water fun needs. Located on the shore of the 43,000-acre Table Rock Lake with a large boat launch area and rentals of all shapes and sizes, this marina has everything for your water adventure. Grab your diving gear here or live vests and rent a boat of your choice. You can also rent jet skis, aqua cycles, paddleboards, wave runners, and kayaks or canoes. Be sure to enjoy your 10% discount here if you are staying at the campground too!
Where To Stay When Visiting Table Lake Park
If you choose to stay at Table Rock State Park, you will find 2 large campgrounds with camping options to choose from. Pick one of the over 40 primitive campsites and find a large lot with a picnic table and a fire ring for your camping pleasure. If you are looking for a more mobile option, there are over 55 RV camping sites in each campground as well that boast 50-amp electric, sewer, and water hookups on each site. If you want to go for the more premium option, you can even rent a full-size yurt with an attached deck on the campsite as well. All of these areas have access to bathhouses, laundry areas, playgrounds, picnic stages, and lake areas. These shared areas also include electricity, running water, indoor plumbing, a coin-operated washer and dryer, and a small shop for any incidentals you may need during your visit. Stay here up to 15 days in a 30-day period to follow state regulations, and be sure to take advantage of the National parks pass for a 50% discount at the campground too!