Summer Fun at Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake
Dewey Short Visitor Center is located at Table Rock Lake Dam on State Highway 165 in Branson MO.
The visitor center, run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is great for all ages.
There are interactive displays for the kids to learn about how the dam generates electricity.
The park rangers provide programs for the youngsters to learn about water and how it is managed and generating power. Coloring pages are provided on the subject for the kids.
Summer time is water safety at the visitor center discovery room. Lots of families with boats or rent boats, houseboats, kayaks, from local marinas along Table Rock Lake.
Displays of how the dam was constructed in the late 1950's to prevent the White River from continually flooding Branson, Hollister and other small towns.
There was a lot of concrete used to build this dam. 1,230,000 cubic
yards of it!
It's easy to learn how this all was constructed by watching the video in
the theater room, and viewing the displays in the visitor center.
There are also displays of the fish in the lakes and the wildlife in the
area. Bobcats, turkey, wild boars and bears are just to name a few, that
are local to the area.
Bring a snack or lunch and sit on the covered deck to watch the boats
go by. You might even see the Showboat Branson Belle for their
On the Visitor Center grounds is a nature trail that displays various trees and plants .
There are covered picnic areas along the lake and a Table Rock Lake
walking trail to view the lake. It is a 2.2 mile asphalt trail that is easy(no hills). You can take leashed dogs on the trail.
There are benches along the mostly tree shaded trail, but bring your
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