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Attention: LONG CREEK will be closed indefinitely.

LONG CREEK, MO

Photo: LONG CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Long Creek is a large campground that sits along the Long Creek Arm of Table Rock Lake in the scenic Missouri countryside.

This campground awards expansive views of the lake as well as plenty of opportunities for water recreation and a full-service marina located on-site.

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. The lake is known for its deep, clear water, with visibility so high, scuba diving is a popular pastime.

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, Long Creek Campground offers visitors countless recreational activities. Picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing are all popular activities at the park.

Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the campground's large, full-service marina, which offers everything from fuel to equipment rentals. Popular activities on the lake include water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and of course, fishing.

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.

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:

Long Creek Campground offers 47 reservable campsites, along with one large reservable group picnic shelter. Amenities like hot showers, drinking water, a dump station and electric hookups create a comfortable camping experience.

A beach, boat ramp and playground 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 about the natural history of the area. Those visitors arriving by boat can take advantage of the courtesy dock.

Long Creek Campground is about 15 miles from Branson, Missouri, which offers grocery stores, gas and additional tourist attractions.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scuba Diving
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • 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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.52056, -93.30417
36°31'14"N, 93°18'15"W

From Branson, Missouri, take Highway 65 south for 5 miles. Turn west onto Highway 86 and continue for 3 miles to Long Creek Road and follow signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONG CREEK
1036 LONG CREEK ROAD
RIDGEDALE MO 65739

Phone Number:

Information: (417)334-8427
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