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Completed in 1958, this dam has a maximum height of 252 feet above the Table Rock River bed, extending 6,423 feet in length.
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Branson, MO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving we saw the Dam. On the way back we decided to investigate. There is also a fish hatchery here. Fascinating! Worth parking and walking around.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cappie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pulled in and parked up for free and went to the museum and watched the free show on how it was all constructed very informative

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SteveBatch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive to see if you have never been to a big dam before, would be nice if you could walk over it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dave H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very impressive and huge dam that empties some of Table Rock Lake’s water into lake Taney Como via hydroelectric turbines with controlled water spills. The structure is massive and the areas above and below it are beautiful. Visit the fish hatchery below...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dkennedy1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the dam from several angles. There is also a museum you can go through to learn more about the history of the area. Neat to see!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learn about the Branson area, lakes, see them maped out and enjoy the view, Educational place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coffeyville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice open views and a pleasant way to explore the area surrounding Branson, but if they start charging to go over it, I would definitely go another route. At least it's free for now, but compared to Hoover Dam near Vegas, it's pretty ho-hum.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SeekandFindTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to see the flood gates open and water freely flowing out of the lake. What a view. So much power being generated. You can sit in your car and watch it all happen.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steve C
Reviewed May 9, 2019

It is not that far of a drive from Branson, Mo. It is very nice to see. I sat and watched it for at least 20 minutes. Calming also.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dross1945
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Drove over the bridge and seen the Damn and the kids loved it also went to the fish hatchery and fed the fish lots of fun

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lisa H
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Gary G
August 23, 2016|
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Response from HiggySt_Louis | Reviewed this property |
Yes anyway downstream of the dam. Artificial bait only. Right where the hatchery exits into Taneycomo is very popular.
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Edgedriver
April 1, 2016|
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Response from HiggySt_Louis | Reviewed this property |
Can't park on dam but I have walked across to take pictures
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