Within minutes of the bright lights of Branson, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, kayacking, horseback riding, trout and bass fishing, hunting, trap and skeet shooting, spelunking, rock climbing and other recreational activities. Area public parks, beaches, resorts, campgrounds, forests and recreational facilities abound.
The Branson Lakes Area has three pristine lakes with hundreds of miles of shoreline, as well as more than 100,000 acres of city, state, federal and privately owned wilderness areas open to visitors.
The Branson Lakes Area features more than 200 miles of hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails. Also, the high-tech sport of geocaching is alive an well in the Ozarks, with dozens of caches hidden throughout the Branson Lakes Area.
Whether you're looking for primitive camping, or developed campsites for your tent or RV, Branson has many options, including many privately operated campgrounds and RV parks. The nearby 1.5 million acre Mark Twain National Forest offers a wealth of outdoor opportunities and a natural setting for your camping trip, while providing level campsites, picnic tables, drinking water, grills or fire rings, and toilet facilities in many locations.