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Long Branch State Park

Address: 28615 Visitor Center Rd, Macon, MO 63552
Phone Number: 660-773-5229
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Macon
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Looking for a place to get a watersports fix? Long Branch State Park’s three boat ramps provide...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Looking for a place to get a watersports fix? Long Branch State Park’s three boat ramps provide access to sprawling and picturesque Long Branch Lake. Want to get some fishing in? The park offers some of the best bass fishing in northern Missouri and its swimming beach a is a favorite for families. More than 80 campsites make the park a perfect place for overnight stays. And the park’s native prairie offers peaceful hiking opportunities.

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Dillon
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226 reviews 226 reviews
73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Nice facilities, well groomed and very nice hiking trails...Area had a lot of rain(we hear 9 inches in one day) and lake was very full, but still a good visit. Quiet and peaceful!

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Macon, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When you get to the actual lake, there is plenty of parking. The marina shop has scoops of ice cream, fountain sodas and many fishing supplies with a wooden deck right outside to take in the scenery. They also sell fish pellets to feed lots of catfish right outside. They have grills for cooking. A section off area for swimming.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this little piece of heaven last summer and can't get enough! Planning a trip back in 2 weeks! We love the walk-in tent sights because we can pull our boat right up to any of them you don't have to drive back and forth to the marina to use your boat, it is docked right off your... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I walked some trails that led up to the lake and eventually ended up at the beach! We had a great time, too bad the weather changed on us or we would have stayed longer...

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Macon, Missouri, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great place for a family outing. The beach is well kept with updated picnic tables and shelters. Also a great place for camping.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a very nice state park. My partner and I went camping for Memorial Day weekend. We each bought a 2 day fishing license to relax and fish a little. Well relax we didn't. We were constantly being stopped by conservation agents and park rangers. They kept checking us for a fishing license. We had to stop fishing and... More 

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Caledonia, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed overnight (RV) when traveling through Missouri. This is one of the nicest State Parks we've been to in a long time. Excellent boating lake, picnic areas, and RV sites. Definitely a vacation destination if you live within easy driving distance of northern Missouri. Clean, level, paved sites. (Some sites are huge!). Beautiful wooded setting on large lake. (Recycling... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A very nice family oriented lake. Has a good size swimming area and shallow enough for little ones to go out fairly far without concern. Very nice showers / restrooms, clean and well kept! Employee's and Host were very nice, and very good with the kids. I would return to this lake, we had a lot of fun there! Macon... More 

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Missouri, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a very nice State Park with a beautiful lake and a nice swimming area. The bathrooms are not far from the swimming area if you want to change before heading home. They do have a place to rinse the sand off near the bathrooms. The beach area is not that crowded, which is nice. They also have picnic... More 

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Kirksville, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great place to spend the day! Only one way in & one way out, which made it hard to turn around. Loved the look-out stop.

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