TABLE ROCK PLEASURES
Would you like to have a summer home at a lake where you didn't need to swat mosquitos? Then let me show you around some Shell Knob real estate on Table Rock Lake. Yes, you read correctly - I said NO Mosquitos on the lake.
How can this be?
The typical lakefront cottage has to have a screened in porch for residents to be able to enjoy swat-free meals, while lighting citronella candles. The lack of this annoying insect occurs at Table Rock due to the type of terrain that makes up the lake. The hills in the Ozarks have a large percentage of limestone and flintstone.
The Army Corps of Engineers built a dam near Branson, MO and flooded the lake. As a power generating lake, the water level will fluctuate. The rocky shoreline, with deep water always moving, does not allow marshy coves which can hold stagnant water, which is required for mosquitos to breed.
If you leave the immediate lake area,and go where there are ponds, fields, etc. then all bets are off. You may get a mosquito bite, but not on the lakefront.
Questions or comments? I'd be interested in learning of any other lakes with this unique quality.