Area Lake Life
Lake of the Ozarks: www.livelakeozarks.com
Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, located approximately 180 miles from St. Louis, 170 miles from Kansas City, or 90 miles from Springfield, MO or 140 miles from Branson, MO.
Branson Attractions: www.explorebranson.com
Known as the "Live Music Show Capital of the World," Branson, MO, is truly a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination — and an incredible value — with more than 50 live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, an Historic Downtown district, shopping galore, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting and conference facilities. And in 2010, Branson is celebrating 50 years of family entertainment! Silver Dollar City is celebrating 50 years of entertaining families with events throughout the year and a new $7 million ride — Tom and Huck's RiverBlast. And the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Things to do in Branson: Silver Dollar City, Branson Landing, Titanic Museum, Stone Hill Winery, Branson shows, Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour, Veterans Memorial Museum…
The Truman Reservoir (also known as Truman Lake) is located in the state of Missouri, United States. It is the largest man-made lake in Missouri and the dam that created and manages the lake's water level. It is located between Clinton and Warsaw, on the Osage River and extends south to Osceola. The dam is located in Benton County, but the reservoir also extends into parts of Henry, St. Clair, and Hickory counties.
Smithville Lake is a 7,190-acre reservoir on the Little Platte branch of the Platte River near Smithville, Missouri. The lake was built and is administered by the Kansas City office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (which includes all of Missouri and Kansas as well as small portions of Nebraska and Iowa). According to its website the lake is 10th in size of the corp lakes in the district but third in terms of shoreline. It provides the water supply for Smithville, Missouri and Plattsburg, Missouri. Kansas City, Missouri has reserved a portion for its water supply. It has 5,000 acres of public land and 175 miles of shoreline. The lake was authorized in 1965. Construction began in 1972 with the dam being completed in 1977. Impoundment began in 1979. The Jerry L. Litton Visitor Center by the dam tells the history of the area as well as has memorabilia about the Congressman who died in a plane crash on election night after winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 1976.
Weatherby Lake is a city in Platte County, Missouri, approximately 14 miles from Kansas City. The population was 1,873 at the 2000 census.
Lake Waukomis is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 917 at the 2000 census.
Lake Lotawana is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States. The population was 1,872 at the 2000 census.
Longview Lake is a 930-acre freshwater reservoir in parts of Kansas City, Lee's Summit, and Grandview, all in Jackson County, Missouri. The reservoir is part of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Blue River Project for flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife conservation. The lake is located in the 4,852-acre Longview Lake Park, which is managed by Jackson County Parks and Recreation. The Little Blue River Project was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1968. Construction on the Longview Dam began in 1979. The dam was completed in 1985 and the park opened in 1986. The area covered by Longview Lake and the adjoining park were previously part of Longview Farm, the country estate of Kansas City lumber baron Robert A. Long (1850–1934). The farm buildings were constructed in 1913-1914. The Long heirs donated a portion of Longview Farm for the creation of Longview College in 1969.
Perry Lake is a US Army Corps of Engineers operated reservoir in northeast Kansas. Its primary purposes are flood control, water reserve for nearby areas and regional recreation. The lake is approximately 11,000 acres and is 891.5 ft at full multi-purpose pool. The lake is home to 3 marinas, a nationally recognized trail system and a variety of camping, boating, fishing and hunting activities. Perry Lake is located about 40 miles west of Kansas City, just northwest of Lawrence, Kansas. Its close proximity to Kansas City, Lawrence, and the state capitol, Topeka, make it a very popular destination. It has been nicknamed "Paradise on the Plains."
Table Rock Lake:
Table Rock Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir in The Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. It is impounded by Table Rock Dam constructed in 1954-1958 on the White River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is one of the tourist draws for the nearby town of Branson, Missouri. There are several commercial marinas along the lake, and Table Rock State Park is located on the east side both north and south of Table Rock Dam. Downstream from the dam, the Missouri Department of Conservation operates a fish hatchery, which is used to stock trout in Lake Taneycomo. The cold water discharged from the dam creates a trout fishing environment in Lake Taneycomo.
Lake Taneycomo is a man-made lake or reservoir on the White River in the Ozark Mountains of Taney County, Missouri. The reservoir is named for the county in which it is located: Taney County, MO. Lake Taneycomo originated when the White River was confined by the completion of the Powersite Dam, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1913. In the 1930s, tourists began to be drawn to the lake and its nearby communities, Branson and Rockaway Beach. Lake Taneycomo has the characteristics of both a river and a lake. The shallow colder water, located near the Table Rock Dam, averages 48 degrees F, resembles a river and permits wading and bank fishing for trout. The average temperature of the water gets warmer and the depth of the lake deepens to more than 50 feet near the Powersite Dam in Forsyth. When Table Rock Dam is generating power its current is very strong throughout its whole length, its water temperature drops, and for all practical purposes it becomes a very deep, cold, fast running river. Exactly how deep, cold, and fast depends on how many generators are being used to generate electricity at Table Rock Dam. Lake Taneycomo offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. People accessing Lake Taneycomo are able to visit area restaurants, accommodations, shopping, and shows in the Branson area.