- Published on Wednesday, September 18 2013 1:19 PM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Table Rock Lake Activities For the Family
Branson Table Rock Lake is a collection of lakes that were created in the completion of Table Rock Dam in the year 1958. The history of the Table Rock lakes begins with the building of the dam. Table Rock Lake has approximately 52, 000 acres of water that will be a whole different fun for the family!
The proposed plan of the construction of the Table Rock Dam was in Table Rock Mountain. But due to various tests and surveys, the said place proved to be unstable and thus, unsuitable for the plan. The primary reason for the construction of such dam was for flood control, hydroelectric and water supply. Although the dam was to be constructed in a different place, the name “Table Rock” was retained. And once the dam was completed across The White River, the Branson Table Rock Lake began to fill.
One of the primary purposes of Table Rock Lake is to generate electricity. The energy generated at Table Rock sometimes can be used to meet peak energy demands. Table Rock is a link in a chain of power-producing stations that provide power to about seven million end-use customers in six states (Arkanses, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas) to meet peak demand periods. The Southwest Power Administration is the governing agency and it sells and delivers this power to about one hundred electric cooperative systems in these six states.
Even if the main purpose of the lake was to serve a function, there is still room for some fun. Visitors of Branson can engage in different Branson Lake Activities. With that, Branson is truly a place for entertainment! Here is just a sample of some of the activities visitors may do.
Hop Aboard Showboat Branson Belle
The Showboat of Table Rock Lake is known as the Branson Belle. It is a 1890s paddle wheeler. Visitors may hop aboard it and take part in the cruise. The cruise is not only for quests to witness the beauty of Branson scenery, but also for them to try the elegant dining and live entertainment on board.
Fishing at Table Rock Lake
Table Rock Lake is a renowned bass fishing lake. The lake is definitely as great spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Visitors coming for some quality fishing should not forget to look below the dam too. Lake Taneycomo completed below changed from a warm to a cold water lake and became a perfect habitat for trout.
Stay at resorts in the Ozarks
There are over 100 resorts in the Ozarks to choose from for family vacation. With this Branson lake activity, visitors will see that Table Rock Lake has two sides – Kimberling city side and Branson side. Visitors will also see that majority of the vacationers choose to stay at the Branson side of Table Rock.
To complete your stay on the lake, you can do some boating in the Table Rock Lake. And for those visitors who do not want to operate a boat, they can make use of the 3 commercial boat cruises or rides that operate on Table Rock Lake. Visitors can count on full service marinas that operate on Table Rock Lake at various locations to provide service and convenience. The State Park Marina is the best choice for any type of water craft rentals; they have everything from wave runners to daily cruised on a 48 ft. sailing catamaran.
Have some fun not just above water but also below with Table Rock Lake’s Scuba Diving! There are experienced dive shops and countless great diving spots in the Branson Trilakes Area for the convenience of visitors. The Zebulon Pike, Oasis, Enchanted Forest, and Duck Island are just a few great diving spots in Rock Table Lake. Try your hand at scuba diving on Table Rock Lake to see for yourself why those diving spots are considered to be great. Witness a whole other world with fantastic treasures underwater as you dive into the inviting waters of Rock Table Lake!