A couple weeks ago, we flew to Branson, Missouri, for a family vacation. While we were there, we went for a walk at Table Rock State Park.
For more information about the park, visit the Missouri State Parks website here.
I knew Tom and I would want to go for a long walk somewhere, so when I found Table Rock State Park not far from where were staying, I was excited! So, here's the view of Table Rock Lake from our timeshare:
Pretty awesome, right? The weather was sunny and warm the entire trip, EXCEPT for the day we went for the walk. Of course! We endured a bit of rain during our walk, but we're still glad we went!
We did the Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, which, just as it sounds, goes along the shore of Table Rock Lake. The trail is 2.25 miles one way, and has three entrance points: Dewey Short Visitor Center, the showboat Branson Belle parking lot, and the parking lot for the state park. We started at the park entrance, walked down to the marina at the end of the trail, and then walked to the north end of the trail, so in all our walk was 3 miles.
The trail is paved the entire length, so at least we weren't walking in mud!
At some points during the trail, it felt like we were in the woods, but often the view would open up and we would get these great looks at the lake.
We ended our walk at the Dewey Short Visitor Center, which is an Army Corps of Engineers building with some exhibits about the local wildlife and landscape, outside of the state park.
If you ever find yourself in Branson, Missouri, and have some time on your hands, I would recommend taking a ride down to Table Rock State Park and walking this easy trail along the lake!