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Boat Ramps and Shore Fishing Locations


Table Rock Lake

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission maintain several public boat ramps on Table Rock Lake. Many of the larger resorts on the lake also maintain boat ramps. Some of these areas allow on-shore fishing, but it is advisable to pay special attention to any regulations or restrictions when fishing around boat ramps, docks and marinas.

The Public Ramps and directions to each from Branson, MO are listed below:

Long Creek Area

Cricket Creek: Located on the east side of Long Creek. Take HWY 65 SOUTH into Arkansas to HWY 14. Head WEST approximately 5.6 miles to the end of HWY 14 and the park. You’ll find a two lane ramp and parking for about 30 rigs. A second ramp is available next to the public swim beach. This area offers: picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Long Creek: On the east side of the Long Creek arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 SOUTH to HWY 86 and WEST approximately 4 miles to road 86-50. Head approximately one mile SOUTH to the park. You’ll find a two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers: picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Old 86: On the west side of the Long Creek arm of the lake. Take HWY 65 SOUTH to HWY 86 west approximately 6.4 miles to UU, head approximately two miles NORTH to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, and restrooms.

Combs Ferry: On the south side of the lake. Take HWY 65 SOUTH to HWY 86 WEST approximately 8 miles to JJ, NORTH approximately four to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Branson / Dam Area

Table Rock State Park: On the east side of the Long Creek arm of the lake just south of the dam; follow either HWY 165 or 265 north from HWY65 or south from HWY 76 to the park on west side of the HWY. A five lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 60 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Dewey Short Visitor Center: On the east side of the Long Creek arm adjacent to the dam. Take either HWY 165 or 265 north form HWY 65 or south from HWY 76 to the park on the west side of the HWY. There is limited shore fishing access from the park, NO BOAT RAMP. This area offers; picnic areas, limited shore fishing access, visitor center and restrooms.

Moonshine Beach: On the east side of the Long Creek arm of the lake just north of the dam; Take either HWY 165 or 265 north from HWY 65 or south from HWY 76 to the park on the west side of the HWY. A four lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, swimming beach and restrooms.

Indian Point: On the north side of the lake near the mouth of North Indian Creek; Take HWY 76 west to Indian Point Road (Silver Dollar City) approximately four miles south to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 50 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Kimberling City / Mid-Lake Area

Cow Creek: On the south side of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86, west to approximately 12 miles to 86-10 road, north approximately to and one half miles. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers and restrooms.

Highway 13: On the north side of the lake; Take HWY 76 west to Bransn West and HWY 13, south to Kimberling City east three quarters of a mile on Lake road to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. Additional concrete ramps and parking are available at the campground for campers only and on Schooner creek. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Mill Creek: On the south side of the lake; Take HWY 76 west to Branson West and HWY 13, south through Kimberling City, approximately two miles south of he bridge head west on RB to park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, and restrooms.

Joe Bald: On the north side of the lake; Take HWY 76 west to Branson West and HWY 13, south to James River road, west approximately six miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground and restrooms.

James River

Aunts Creek: On the east side of the James River arm of the lake; Take HWY 76 west to Branson West and HWY 13, south to OO, west approximately 2 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs and a one lane concrete ramp with parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach and showers, restrooms.

Cape Fair: On the west side of the James River arm of the lake; Take HWY 76 through Branson West to Cape Fair south on 76-82 road approximately 2 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs and a one lane concrete ramp with parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

White River

Baxter: On the south side of the lake in the mouth of Big Indian Creek; Take HWY 76 to Branson West and HWY 13, south through Kimberling City over the bridge and approximately six miles to Lampe and H, H west to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Big Indian: On the east side of Big Indian Creek; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to HWY 39, north through Shell Knob to H, east to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Big Bay: On the south side of Big Creek; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to HWY 39, north to Shell Knob to YY east to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas and restrooms.

Campbell Point: On the north side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to HWY 39, north to Shell Knob to YY east approximately 5 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Viney Creek: On the south side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 30 miles to J north through Golden approximately 7 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, and restrooms.

Big M: On the north side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 76 approximately 40 miles west to M, south to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Eagle Rock: On the north side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 50 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Holiday Island: On the south side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to ARK 23, south to 187, north to K north to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; restrooms and a full service marina.

Beaver: On the north side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to ARK 23, south to 187 over bridge to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground and restrooms.

Houseman: On the north side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to ARK 23, south to 187 through Beaver to HWY 62 east to Busch, east on access road to the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Beaver Dam Site: On the north side of the White River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to ARK 23, south to 187 through Beaver to HWY 62/187 east to Beaver dam to access road into the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Kings River

Viola: On the east side of the Kings River arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 25 miles to HWY 39, north to 39-48 road to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Kings River: On the east side of the Long Creek arm of the lake; Take HWY 65 south to HWY 86 west approximately 30 miles J, north to Golden, north on RA to Sweetwater Creek to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; restrooms.


Bull Shoals Lake

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission maintain several public boat ramps on Table Rock Lake. Many of the larger resorts on the lake also maintain boat ramps. Some of these areas offer on-shore fishing but it is advisable to pay special attention to any regulations or restrictions when fishing around boat ramps, docks and marinas.

The Public Ramps and directions to each from Branson, MO are listed below:

Forsyth / Upper White River Area

Shadow Rock: On the north side of the lake in Forsyth, MO; Take HWY 76 east to the park. A one lane ramp and parking for about 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach and restrooms.

River Run: On the south side of the lake near Forsyth. Take HWY 76 east to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground and restrooms.

Kissee Mills: On the west side of Beaver Creek; Take HWY 76 east to Forsyth and HWY 160, follow 160 through Kissee Mills to the park. A one lane gravel ramp and parking for approximately 10 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Beaver Creek: On the north side of the lake. Take HWY 76 east to Forsyth and HWY 160 to Kissee Mills and O HWY, south to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 50 rigs. This area offers picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Highway K (K Dock): On the north side of the lake. Take HWY 76 east HWY K, east to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 50 rigs. This area offers picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Woodward: On the south side of the lake. Take HWY 76 east to Forsyth and HWY 160 through Kissee Mills to KK HWY, south to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Mid-Lake Area

Tucker Hollow: On the south side of the lake. Take HWY 65 south into Arkansas to HWY 14 east to HWY 281 north to park. A four lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 60 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Lead Hill: On the south side of the lake. Take either HWY 65 south into Arkansas to HWY 14 east to HWY 7 north to the park. A four lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 60 rigs. This area offers picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Buck Creek: On the north side of the lake. Take either HWY 65 north to HWY 160 east to HWY 125 south to the park. Multiple two lane concrete ramps and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, swimming beach and restrooms.

Hwy 125: On the south side of the lake. Take HWY 65 south into Arkansas to HWY 14 east to HWY 125 north to the park. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Theodosia Arm

Theodosia: On the west side of the Theodosia Arm of the lake. Take HWY 65 north to HWY 160, east to approximately 25 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 50 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Spring Creek: On the east side of the Theodosia Arm of the lake. Take HWY 65 north to HWY 160, east approximately 30 miles to HH Hwy south to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; restrooms.

Pontiac: On the east side of the Theodosia Arm of the lake. Take HWY 65 north to HWY 160, east approximately 40 miles to HWY 5, south to W HWY west approximately 7 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Welcome Ridge: On the south side of the lake near the mouth of the Theodosia Arm. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to Welcome Ridge road / CR-801 to Yocum Bend road / CR – 804 to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Oakland: On the north side of the lake in the mouth of the Theodosia Arm. Take HWY 65 north to HWY 160, east approximately 40 miles to HWY 5, south to HWY 202 west approximately 10 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Ozark Isle: On the north side of the lake in the mouth of the Theodosia Arm. Take HWY 65 north to HWY 160, east approximately 40 miles to HWY 5, south to HWY 202 west approximately 10 miles to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms. Note: This area is closed from November 1 – March 31.

Bull Shoals / Dam Area

CCC Access: On the west side Jimmie Creek. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to CR-850 north to the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Fairview: On the east side Jimmie Creek. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to HWY 202, east to HWY 178 east to Fairview, White Hole Access Road west to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers limited services.

Bull Shoals: On the east side Jimmie Creek. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to HWY 202, east to HWY 178 east to Bull Shoals west on Shorecrest and south on west to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, restrooms and a full service marina.

Point Return: On the south side of the lake near the dam. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to HWY 202, east to HWY 178 east into Bull Shoals north on Browns Beach road to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground and restrooms.

Dam Site: On the south side of the lake adjacent to the dam. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to HWY 202, east to HWY 178 east through Bull Shoals to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground and restrooms.

Lakeview / Bull Shoals Park: On the north side of the lake near the dam. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to HWY 202, east to HWY 178 east over the dam to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 30 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, tent and trailer campground, swimming beach, restrooms and a full service marina.

Howard Creek: On the east side Jimmie Creek. Take HWY 65 into Arkansas and HWY 14, east to HWY 202, east to HWY 178 east to over the dam and into Lakeview, west on Howard Creek road to the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers limited services.


Lake Taneycomo

The Missouri Department of Conservation and local municipalities maintain the limited number of boat ramps on Lake Taneycomo. While several of the resorts maintain ramps as well they are generally for the use of their guests only. Shore fishing is also available at these locations offering either bank, pier or wading access.

The Public Ramps and directions to each from Branson, MO are listed below:

Shepherd of the Hills: Located directly below the Table Rock dam adjacent to the Shepard of the Hills fish hatchery. Take HWY 165 to Hatchery road and the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; picnic areas, hatchery tours, and restrooms.

Cooper Creek: On the north side of the lake. Take HWY 76 to Fall Creek road, west to Cooper Creek road south to the park. A two lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; fishing dock and restrooms.

Branson RV Park: On the north side of the lake. Take HWY 76 to Branson Landing road to the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; fishing dock, trailer camping, showers, restrooms and a full service marina.

Rockaway Beach: On the north side of the lake. Take HWY 65 north to HWY F east to HWY 176 to Rockaway Beach and the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 20 rigs. This area offers; a fishing dock, restrooms and a full service marina.

Empire Park: On the north side of the lake. Take HWY 65 north to HWY 160 east to Forsyth and Y HWY south to the park. A one lane concrete ramp and parking for approximately 40 rigs. This area offers; picnic area, a fishing dock and restrooms.


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