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BIG M, MO

part ofTABLE ROCK LAKE, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: BIG M
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Big M is a spacious and grassy campground that sits along the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake in the Missouri countryside.

Big M provides plenty of sites with a panoramic view of the beautiful Table Rock Lake, surrounded by the scenic foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

Natural Features:

Table Rock Lake is a beautiful body of water surrounded by a forest of oak and hickory trees. Its waters wind down through the valleys and hollows of the Ozark Mountains, from Branson, Missouri to Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

More than five million visitors per year take advantage of this recreational oasis. Originally built for flood control, the Table Rock Dam has created a lake that boasts 779 miles of shoreline for the public to enjoy.

Recreation:

Whether on water or land, Big M Campground offers visitors countless recreational activities. Picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing are all popular pastimes at the park.

With a large marina located just a short walking distance from the campsites, boating and fishing enthusiasts will find they have everything they need to enjoy the deep, clear waters of Table Rock Lake.

While the lake boasts an abundance of crappie, catfish, and bluegill, Table Rock is most famous for bass, and is acclaimed as one of the best bass fishing lakes in this hemisphere. Multiple fishing tournaments are hosted yearly and anglers will there is no shortage of Largemouth, Smallmouth, White or Spotted bass.

For visitors interested in staying near shore, a designated swimming beach near the campground's volleyball court, offers a convenient way to cool off during warm summer months.

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, about 2 miles long, runs from the Dewey Short Visitor Center to the Table Rock State Park Marina. During the spring hikers will see dogwood, serviceberry and redbud trees in bloom as well as many wildflower species. During the autumn months, visitors are treated to nature's colorful fall foliage. The trail also offers beautiful views of Table Rock Lake.

Other hiking and mountain biking opportunities are available at the Mark Twain National Forest, parts of which are easily accessible from the campground. Click here for more information.

Facilities:

Big M Campground offers 61 reservable sites. Amenities like hot showers, drinking water, a dump station and electric hookups create a comfortable camping experience.

A beach, marina, boat ramp, playground and volleyball court make the campground perfect for family trips.

Nearby Attractions:

The Dewey Short Visitors Center is located at the south end of Table Rock Dam. It offers three educational films focused on the history of the dam, the story of Lewis and Clark and the history of eagles and their endangerment in the state of Missouri.

The visitor center also contains exhibits on the natural history of the area. Those visitors arriving by boat can take advantage of the courtesy dock.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scuba Diving
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water
  • Water Spigot
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hunting
Know Before You Go
  • No off-road vehicles permitted
  • One tent and one RV or two tents are allowed per campsite
  • $4 per vehicle fee is charged for guests of campers
  • First come, first served sites are available
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.55778, -93.67667
36°33'28"N, 93°40'36"W

From Cassville, Missouri, travel east on State Route 76 for 9 miles. Turn onto the Highway M access road and follow signs into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BIG M
HC 81 BOX 9251
CASSVILLE  MO  65625

Phone Number:

Information:  (417)271-3190
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