The 2009 recreational season came to an end on Sept. 13 for nine of the Branson Area’s camp ground parks operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Table Rock Lake. It announced the closing of Cricket Creek, Aunts Creek, Baxter, Big M, Campbell Point, Long Creek, Moonshine Beach, Viola and Viney Creek. The Corps parks at Cape Fair, Eagle Rock, Indian Point and Old Highway 86 will still have camping available through Oct. 31.
Paul Miller, General Manager for the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of Branson show and attraction tickets and lodging, said “It is a normal seasonal thing and reminds campers there are a lot of alternative camp grounds to fill in the gap.” He points out that pretty good list of Branson area campgrounds and contact information can found on www.Branson.com under lodging.
Miller went on to explain that the boat ramp at Moonshine Beach, used by many Branson visitors, and at all the other seasonally closed parks will remain open. The standard daily usage fees will apply.
For more information about Table Rock Lake, visit the website at www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/tablerock or contact the Chief Recreation Ranger Jeff Farquhar at (417) 334-4101 extension 3013. For information about alternate campgrounds, vacation planning services or Branson show and attraction tickets or lodging please contact Branson Tourism Center by calling 800- 785-1550or through its website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.