INFORMATION ON THE TRI-LAKES
The Branson Missouri area is called the Tri-Lakes area because of the three lakes that have been formed by the damming of the White River in 1958.
TABLE ROCK LAKE
Accessible from mulitple publically & privately owned locations just west of Branson, Table Rock Lake has been delighting visitors & residents alike since it was formed by the damming of the White River in 1958. Table Rock Lake is nationally recognized as a top bass fishing lake in the United States. Large numbers of largemouth, smallmouth, Kentucky spotted bass, and white bass thrive in its diverse underwater structure.
Interesting Fact: Table Rock Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the United States.
About Table Rock Lake
The lake has 43,000 - 52,000 acres of surface area depending on the water level, 750 plus miles of shoreline, and is one of the cleanest lakes in America.
Accessible from historic downtown Branson and at multiple points east including the cities of Rockaway Beach, Forysth, & Powersite and south of Hwy 76 in Hollister and the Fall Creek area, Lake Taneycomo was formed with the completion of the Powersite dam in 1913. It was originally a section of the White River, and althought Taneycomo is now technically a lake, it retains the look & fell of a river. When the Table Rock dam was completed at Taneycomo's headwaters in 1958, the nature of the lake changed. Taneycomo's water now comes from the bottom of Table Rock Lake, making it a cold water lake. The cold, clear water, stocked annually with approximately 750,000 10-12" rainbow trout, makes Taneycomo a world class trout fishing lake.
Interesting Fact: Lake Taneycomo is named after Taney County MO.
About Lake Taneycomo
The lake has Approx. 2,0000 acres of surface area depending on water level, 40 plus miles of shoreline, and averges 58 degrees.
BULL SHOALS LAKE
Bull Shoals lake begins where Lake Taneycomo ends and flows eastwardly from Forysth into Arkansas. Bull Shoals dam, the fifth largest concrete dam in America, is located nearly seven miles north of Cotter, Arkansas. The lake's shoreline has gone relatively undeveloped and features steep bluffs and rock ledges. The lake has many areas within 20 feet of the shoreline measuring 50 ft. deep or more. Its crystal clear water makes the lake an ideal spot for scuba divers & swimmers. Light tackle and light line are the best choices for anglers.
About Bull Shoals Lake
Bull Shoals lake is has approximately 45,000 - 72,000 acres of surface area depending on the water level and 740 plus miles of shoreline.