Table Rock Lake
in the unspoiled beauty of the Ozark Mountains are the pristine waters of Table Rock Lake. The
completion of Table Rock Dam on the White River in 1958 brought hydroelectric power to the area and
created today's 52,300 acre lake. Table Rock Lake's clear waters have been attracting visitors for
years. On the lake you can swim, boat, ski, parasail, jet ski, scuba dive and of course fish. There
is plenty of access to the lake and with nearly 800 miles of shoreline there is plenty of room for
everyone. Because of all this, Table Rock lake is one of the most popular lakes in the country.
Average daily temperatures on the lake are: Spring: 56°-77°, Summer: 85°-90°, Fall: 71°-82°
and Winter: 42°-47°.
clear waters of the lake have made it a playground for visitors nationwide. Access to the water is
easy and you can swim, ski, boat, sail, scuba dive, jet ski, parasail, and, of course, fish. Several
commercial boat docks and Table Rock State Park Marina provide, fuel, supplies, and a wide range of
boat and equipment rentals.
Rock Lake has a reputation for safety. Few accidents occur on its waters due to the State Water
Patrol and Coast Guard Auxiliary, knowledgeable boaters, and the size and seclusion of the lake.
Even during the busy summer months, you can still find a private spot to fish or just enjoy the
scenery and peaceful surroundings. The Ozark area surrounding the lake make it ideal for spotting
wildlife including eagles, deer, fox, wild turkey, cranes, and other water birds.
Don't miss the fun of a cruise on Table Rock Lake. The Showboat Branson Belle is a luxurious paddle wheel river
boat offering a 2-hour cruise with dining and entertainment. The Spirit of America, a 49 passenger catamaran
moored at State Park Marina provides a wonderful way to see the lake at a leisurely pace.
Rock Lake is a fisherman's dream come true. Anglers of all levels of experience find this lake
ideal. Table Rock is well known as a top bass fishing lake with large numbers of largemouth,
smallmouth, Kentucky spotted, and white bass. Crappie anglers will also have good luck concentrating
around submerged timber. Although not as popular, anglers still like to fish for walleye, channel
and flathead catfish, bluegill and paddlefish.
Visitors and residents alike can experience the natural beauty and grandeur of the Ozarks outdoors and Table Rock Lake on the 2.2 mile multi-use
Table Rock Lakeshore Trail. The trail runs from the south side of Table Rock Dam at the Dewey Short Visitor Center to the State Park Marina. The eight foot wide paved trail is available for both hiking and biking, has restrooms available at various points, and meets the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
The trail goes through woodlands, over wet weather creeks, and has long stretches that run close to Table Rock's shoreline. It passes through or within viewing distance of the White River Landing, the home of the Show Boat Branson Belle and the Table Rock State Park, camp grounds, marina, and boat launching ramp. In the state park the trail provides convenient access to its public use and picnic area.
The trail is open from dawn to dusk to foot traffic, bicycles, skateboards and scooters. The only motorized vehicles permitted on the trail are motorized wheelchairs. The trail can be conveniently accessed from the Dewey Short Visitor Center, the Showboat Branson Belle (during seasonal operating hours) and the picnic area at Table Rock State Park.
With all the glitz and glamour of Branson entertainment, Table Rock Lake offers a
step back in pace, activities, and enjoyment. Discover the choices that are waiting for you on the
pristine waters of Branson's Table Rock Lake!