Branson Weather and Climate
The pleasant Midwest seasons provide the perfect reason for enjoying trips to the Branson Lakes Area anytime of the year. There is something for the whole family to discover in each of Branson's five seasons.
Branson is near the geographic center of the United States, so we enjoy relatively mild winters. January and February are referred to as Branson's "Hot Winter Fun" season, snowfall is infrequent and daily high temperatures average 45° F (7° C). Value-minded travelers can enjoy Branson’s attractions and shows at a slightly slower pace and without the usual crowds. The season is popular with couples and it's a great time of the year for fishing or just curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book. It's also a great time to shop fabulous after-Christmas sales, play golf or visit museums. More info about Branson's Hot Winter Fun season.
As the days warm up in March, April and May, "Ozark Mountain Spring" comes to life with abundant dogwoods, redbuds, wildflowers, tulips, daffodils and forsythia in bloom. Daily high temperatures average 66° F (19° C) during these months, so the days are perfect for hiking a nature trail or attending one of Branson's many springtime festivals. More info about Ozark Mountain Spring in Branson.
The Associated Press calls Branson “one of the top family destinations in the country” because with three area lakes and an abundance of outdoor and indoor activities, Branson is the perfect summer vacation for your family. June, July and August days are warm — perfect for swimming or skiing — but not unbearable. The average high temperature in the summer is 87° F (30° C). More info about Branson's Family Summer Fun.
The heavily wooded mountains and hills surrounding Branson and the Lakes Area are known for their fabulous autumn colors, brilliant shades of red and gold, throughout the months of September and October. The slightly cooler temperatures — daily highs average 75° F (24° C) — and lower humidity make this an ideal time of year for being outdoors and enjoying golf outings on our many area courses. One of the most popular ways to enjoy the fall colors is from the water, gliding smoothly along as the lake reflects the scenic foliage. More info about Branson's Fall season.
The Branson/Lakes Area transforms into a festive wonderland during the months of November and December, featuring lighting displays, dazzling Christmas shows, theme parks in all their holiday glory and numerous special events. And of course you can't forget some of America's best options in holiday shopping. The Christmas season is generally mild and winter weather is infrequent. Daily high temperatures average 51° F (11° C). More info about Branson's Ozark Mountain Christmas.