Branson Area Lakes

Branson is well-known for great entertainment and shopping but that’s not all. With three lakes to choose from, there is no shortage of outdoor adventure to experience!

Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake provide beautiful Midwest scenery while offering an amazing way to discover the great-outdoors.

In fact, these lakes are among the reasons recognized Branson number one in the Top 10 Lake Towns of 2018: Fantasy Waterfront Retreats at Bargain-Basement Prices.

Let’s take a quick look at each lake conveniently located in the Branson area:

Table Rock Lake

The warm water and vastness of this lake keeps people coming back year-after-year for the variety of lake activities available. Tubing, jet-skis, cliff jumping and so much more awaits all who come and visit. Part of Table Rock State Park, the lake also offers Moonshine Beach and the State Park Marina, and it’s a popular stop for scuba divers.

Table Rock Lake is well known across the country because of its 43,000 acres of water and miles of beautiful, tree-lined shores. Southern Living ranked it as one of the South’s Greatest Lakes and it is renowned among anglers for its bass fishing. In 2015, Table Rock Lake made national news when an angler snagged a 140-pound, 9-ounce paddlefish from these waters.

Lake Taneycomo

With a beautiful shoreline, Lake Taneycomo is home to the famous Branson Landing boardwalk. Visitors can enjoy shopping, dining and more, while appreciating the lakeside view. Want a more up-close lake experience? Rent a kayak or take a tour of Lake Taneycomo on the Branson Jet Boat!

The smallest of the three lakes, Taneycomo has just 40 miles of shoreline, but it’s one of the best trout-fishing lakes in the country. Lake Taneycomo is stocked with three-quarters of a million rainbow and brown trout each year and its cold waters make the fishing ideal.

Bull Shoals Lake

Although Table Rock and Taneycomo are well-known in the Branson area, Bull Shoals Lake is a popular spot for anglers and folks who enjoy a variety of lake-related pursuits. Bull Shoals has plenty of clear waters and is good for scuba diving. Recognized as a great lake to fish in, several Show-Me State record catches come from the Missouri side of this lake. Among those records are a 13-pound, 14-ounce largemouth bass; a 65-pound, 2-ounce striped bass; and a 21-pound, 1-ounce walleye.

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