Enjoying the lake while in the Ozarks
Table Rock Lake is right in our backyard here in the Ozarks! With 800 miles of shoreline, the lake is over 43,000 acres and the deepest lake in Missouri. The lake is mainly situated in Missouri, but just so happens to dip down into northwest Arkansas (south of Branson) for our convenience! As you can imagine, there are endless options for lake-enjoyment. Here are a few of our best recommendations!
Cricket Creek Marina is our trusty destination for all things Table Rock Lake. The marina is located within a few minutes of our bungalow community here in Omaha, Arkansas.
This full-service marina has a brand new Ship's Store (with oodles of cute apparel & souvenirs), grocery staples, ice, beer, fuel, lake accessories and a full spectrum of hard-to-find fishing gear!
They launched their food shack this season and now serve up hot pizza & wings (available all day... they even have a mean breakfast pizza)! Feel free to call ahead or order in store.
Cricket Creek Marina has a focus on affordable Table Rock Lake boat rentals. Their fleet includes fishing boats, deck boats, pontoons, tritoons (yes, they offer water slide boats) and runabouts! There is a large assortment of fun add-ons to choose from such at tubes, trampolines and the NEW Paradise Pads!
If you have your own boat and would like to station it on the water during your stay they can generally accommodate. Ask about their nightly/weekly rates. They also offer year-round slips.
The scene & sites
There is an abundance of beauty to take in once you get out on the lake. The hills of the Ozarks surround you completely and provide endless opportunities for picturesque views of bluffs. You'll be sure to spot wildlife including eagles, fish, turtles, and deer as well.
The infamous cliffs on Table Rock Lake make for great spectating. If you are seeking adventure you can even make the plunge!
A big draw to Table Rock is the year-round fishing including largemouth, smallmouth, Kentucky bass, crappie, white bass, walleye & catfish.
We recommend taking in the sunset out front of Table Rock Dam at least once! You may also venture further on the lake to Indian Point, Kimberling City and beyond!