Table Rock Lake , created in the late 1950’s is a popular recreational lake, just 10 minutes south of Branson. You’ll see plenty of locals and visitors alike “living it up” through recreational boating, swimming, parasailing, scuba diving or any other freshwater activity. Tucked away in coves all over, are beautiful lakeside properties and cozy weekend resorts. Largely known for its awesome bass fishing, Table Rock Lake has become increasingly popular as a tournament site as well.

Accessible from multiple public and privately owned locations just minutes to the west of Branson, Table Rock Lake has been delighting visitors and residents alike since it was formed by the damming of the White River in 1958. While visitors can find dozens of places to stay and play along the banks of Table Rock Lake, the area's commercial developments have placed a high priority on preserving the scenic beauty of the natural shoreline, bluffs, forests and wildlife that inhabit the shoreline.


Facts

  • 43,000 to 52,300 (approx.) acres of surface area depending on the water level

  • 750+ miles of shoreline

  • Table Rock Dam and Powerhouse was completed in 1959.

  • The dam is 6,423 feet long and 252 feet high.

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Lake Taneycomo's story began in 1913. With the construction of Ozark Beach Dam at Powersite on the White River, Taneycomo became the first in a chain of four reservoirs that includes Bull Shoals, Table Rock and Beaver lakes.

For the first 38 years of Lake Taneycomo's existence, native sport fish of the White River basin sustained a popular fishery that helped create one of Missouri's first tourist areas on the shores of Rockaway Beach. A new chapter began in 1958, when Table Rock Dam was built immediately upstream.

Until then, Taneycomo was basically just a wide spot in the slow, meandering White River. After Table Rock Dam was built, Lake Taneycomo was fed by water that came from 160 feet below the surface of Table Rock Lake. The water was cold year-round and was unsuitable for most of the White River's warm-water fish. Their populations declined, as did the popular fishery they supported.

A rainbow often follows a storm, offering hope and promise for the future. In this case, hope came in the form of rainbow trout! Native to the streams of the West Coast, rainbow trout were well suited to the chilly waters that now filled Lake Taneycomo.
 
 

 

 
   
 

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