Lake Taneycomo is located in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, between Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals Lake. Formed in 1913 with the completion of Powersite Dam, Lake Taneycomo stretches from Table Rock Dam to Powersite Dam and passes through the towns of Hollister, Branson, Powersite, Rockaway Beach, and Forsyth.
Because Lake Taneycomo's water comes from the bottom of Table Rock Dam, it is a cold water lake with an average temperature of 58 degrees. These cool waters are stocked annually with rainbow trout and many consider it a world-class place to fish.
The origin of the name of Lake Taneycomo is interesting. The word TANEY is the name of the county, CO stands for county, and MO for Missouri. Put it all together and you get Taneycomo.
Along the shores are resorts, campgrounds, RV parks, condos, lakefront homes with docks, and marinas. You'll also see canoes, fishing boats, kayaks, and pontoon boats up and down the stream.
In downtown Branson, it's easy to enjoy the beauty of Lake Taneycomo from the Branson Landing. Available is a boardwalk along the lake, an excursion boat, several restaurants on the lakefront, and public fishing docks on the shores of adjoining North Beach Park.
Whether you're an avid fisherman or you just like to relax beside the water, Lake Taneycomo is a great place to do both.