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Table Rock Dam

See an impressive dam and explore a very popular area in Missouri. Enjoy a great day outdoors fishing, swimming, hiking and sailing.  

The construction of Table Rock Dam on the White River brought significant changes to the Branson area. Visit Table Rock Lake, a great warm-water recreation lake, and the artificial cold-water Lake Taneycomo, which attracts fishermen from around the country. Explore a very famous tourist attraction, with loads of fun activities and interesting spots, including Table Rock State Park, a fish hatchery and the Dewey Short Visitor Center. 

Start with a visit to the dam wall itself and see a striking construction that measures 6,423 feet (1,958 meters) long and rises 252 feet (77 meters) above the riverbed. The name Table Rock comes from Table Rock Mountain, where the dam was originally planned to be built. Although the site was changed because of expected issues with stability, the name was retained. Discover how this spectacular construction created a lake that covers about 43,100 surface acres (17,400 hectares) and has a massive shoreline of 745 miles (1,199 kilometers) in Missouri and Arkansas. 

The small village of Oasis was evacuated to build the dam. Dive in Table Rock Lake with a local diving guide to find the village landmarks that still lie below the surface. You’ll also be able to spot different sunken boats, including a twin-deck riverboat and a 40-foot (12-meter) cruiser.

While you are in Table Rock Dam, be sure to visit Table Rock State Park, next to the dam. Facilities in the park include a campground, a boat launch and a marina, with a café, boat rental and scuba dive shop. Have lunch at the picnic area, go fishing and swimming and discover fun hiking and mountain bike trails.

Drive across Table Rock Dam and visit the Dewey Short Visitor Center. Here you can see interesting displays, watch historical films about the lake and dam in the small theater, buy a souvenir from the gift shop and discover fantastic views.

Visit Table Rock Dam and enjoy a fun area for the whole family. In the evening, enjoy a performance at one of Branson’s more than 50 live theater shows.


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Welk Resorts Branson Hotel $79
Welk Resorts Branson Hotel

Welk Resorts Branson Hotel

1984 State Highway 165, Branson, MO
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Branson hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Welk Resort Theatre and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Branson Craft Mall and Titanic Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts $110
    Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts

    Lodges at Timber Ridge By Welk Resorts

    1984 State Hwy 165, Building B, Branson, MO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Branson condo resort is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Welk Resort Theatre, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and Branson Craft Mall. Table Rock Lake and Titanic Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Chateau On The Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center $143
      Chateau On The Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center

      Chateau On The Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center

      415 North State Highway 265, Branson, MO
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Showboat Branson Belle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Titanic Museum and Branson Ferris Wheel. White Water and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        The Suites at Fall Creek by Diamond Resorts $59
        The Suites at Fall Creek by Diamond Resorts

        The Suites at Fall Creek by Diamond Resorts

        1 Fall Creek Dr, Branson, MO
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Branson condo building is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Titanic Museum and Table Rock Dam. White Water and Tanger Outlets are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Private Indoor Swimming Pool-game Rooms-walk to Lake-hot Tub-chateau-on-the-cove
          Private Indoor Swimming Pool-game Rooms-walk to Lake-hot Tub-chateau-on-the-cove

          Private Indoor Swimming Pool-game Rooms-walk to Lake-hot Tub-chateau-on-the-cove

          Branson, MO
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Branson vacation home is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Moonshine Beach and Table Rock Lake. Welk Resort Theatre and Table Rock Lake State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Beautiful Lakeview With Private Swim/spa and 10 Bedroom Suites
            Beautiful Lakeview With Private Swim/spa and 10 Bedroom Suites

            Beautiful Lakeview With Private Swim/spa and 10 Bedroom Suites

            Branson, MO
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Branson vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moonshine Beach and Table Rock Lake. Welk Resort Theatre and Table Rock Lake State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Sweet Spot 2 Bedroom Condo
              Sweet Spot 2 Bedroom Condo

              Sweet Spot 2 Bedroom Condo

              193 Avondale Dr., Building 90 Unit 2, Branson, MO
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Branson, this golf condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pointe Royale Golf Course and Welk Resort Theatre. Table Rock Lake is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

                A Sweet Branson Retreat for Everyone at Pointe Royale Golf Resort!
                A Sweet Branson Retreat for Everyone at Pointe Royale Golf Resort!

                A Sweet Branson Retreat for Everyone at Pointe Royale Golf Resort!

                Branson, MO
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Branson, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pointe Royale Golf Course and Welk Resort Theatre. Table Rock Lake is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.