Table Rock Lake is a man-made reservoir, to found to the far south-west of the state of Missouri, USA. Originally formed by the damming of the White River in the 1950’s, the lake and its shoreline is now a popular location for outdoor recreation. Drawing tourists from throughout Missouri, neighbouring Arkansas and throughout the United States, it will come as no surprise to visitors from the UK looking to enjoy their holidays in Table Rock Lake to discover that there is plenty of self-catering accommodation available for holiday rental here. There are chalets and log cabins all along the shoreline, as well as more luxurious apartments and townhouses in the nearest large town, Branson.
As to be expected from a large expanse of water, such activities as kayaking, windsailing, yachting and canoeing are popular activities amongst visitors spending their holidays in Table Rock Lake. The lake is surrounded by a number of marinas, where visitors may hire most of the equipment required to enjoy such pursuits. The surrounding dramatic landscape of the Ozark plateau provides the ideal conditions for hiking, mountain biking and rock-climbing, whilst the more adventurous tourists may wish to try their hand at abseiling, free-falling and mountain climbing.
Many visitors spending their holidays in Table Rock Lake will spend some time in the nearby town of Branson. Branson is internationally renowned for its music theatres, which attract well-known performers to this small, mid-west town. The town also boasts such attractions as its Hollywood Wax Museum, Titanic Museum, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Ripley’s Odditorium, which is housed in a building created to give the impression that an earthquake has torn it wide open! Lake Taneycomo waterfront is a popular draw for tourists in Branson, with its good selection of shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Visitors spending their holidays in Table Rock Lake will find that the climate of this corner of south-western Missouri is characterised by four distinct seasons. Summers can be very warm, with temperatures often reaching the high-thirties degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures often struggling to rise above 0 degrees Celsius. Table Rock lake receives an average annual precipitation of around 40 inches, much of which can fall as snow in the winter months.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Table Rock Lake will first fly to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines and American Airlines operate regular flights here from the UK, departing form London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN). Travellers will then need to take a connecting flight with United Express to nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF).