Branson Parks and Gardens
(Branson, Missouri - MO, USA)
Parks, gardens and forests abound in and around Branson, Missouri (MO). The Branson area boasts lake and mountain scenery, wilderness areas, picturesque glades, creeks and streams. This natural bounty lends itself to a range of outdoor activities including boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and swimming.
Inner city parks, such as Branson's Stockstill Park, also cater for sporting activities such as softball, tennis, baseball and basketball. Branson is known for its walking trails, with some of the best to be found in the Lakeside Forrest Wilderness Area and Mark Twain National Forest. Here are Branson's most popular parks and gardens.
Lakeside Forrest Wilderness Area
Address: Located off Fall Creek Road, Branson, Missouri MO, USA
This 130-acre / 52-hectare park has wooded trails along bluffs and across glades. Branson's Lakeside Forrest Wilderness Area is a designated wilderness area and has been set aside for the purposes of preservation and recreation. Highlights include views over Lake Taneycomo, trails, a waterfall and a cave.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 19:00, seasonal variations apply
Address: 260 James Epps Road, Branson, Missouri MO, 65616, USA
62-acre / 25-hectare Stockstill Park features a popular walking path and boasts softball, tennis courts and basketball courts. Roark Creek traverses the park on its way to Lake Taneycomo.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 23:00, seasonal variations apply
Mark Twain National Forest
Address: 401 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, Missouri MO, 65401, USA
Tel: +1 573 364 4621
Clear spring-fed rivers and streams, rocky bluffs, pastoral views and shaded trails all welcome visitors to explore and enjoy the beauty of the renowned Ozarks. A number of recreational activities are possible in Branson's Mark Twain National Forest park, including walking, biking and horse riding.
Open hours: daily
Table Rock State Park
Address: 5272 State Highway 165, Branson, Missouri MO, 65616, USA
Tel: +1 417 334 4704
This 356-acre / 144-hectare park offers visitors a range of outdoor recreational activities to choose from, including boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The two camping areas in Branson's Table Rock State Park are nestled among oak and hickory trees near the shoreline, providing easy access to the lake itself.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge for camping