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Address: 28615 Visitor Center Rd, Macon, MO 63552-3326
Phone Number: 660-773-5229

   Looking for a place to get a watersports fix? Long Branch...

   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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My 2 and 4 year old boys love when we have a beach day! I enjoy people watching... Beach is kept pretty clean with several picnic tables set up, newer covered ones as well. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Deann L
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Champaign, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were two parts to our visit, camping at one of the non-electric spots at the lake and then a hike on the North Loop (I think that was the name). The hike is beautiful, but going in mid-August meant that the trails were absolutely overrun by ticks. The park doesn't do a good job of keeping the tall grass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 2 and 4 year old boys love when we have a beach day! I enjoy people watching... Beach is kept pretty clean with several picnic tables set up, newer covered ones as well. This past year I have had to correct some teenagers with the language they used loudly near my boys. Most were respectful to move the conversation... More 

Thank Deann L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The walk in sites are nice, and right on the lake. They are usually quiet, and are away from the camper crowd. Well maintained, and the camp hosts are super friendly. The road noise is the only serious downfall. As long as you don't visit on a major holiday, it's a lovely place to relax around the fire. Fishing is... More 

Thank TruthORFalth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Very nice sandy beach. I was there with my young grandsons. They had a great time in the water and on the beach. There is a marina, volleyball nets, picnic tables, plenty of shade trees, hiking trail, playground equipment and shelter house. Camping is also available.

Thank sdawn59
Atchison, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was our first camping experience. The campground was pretty nice - although the nearest toilets were vault toilets which our kids didn't love. There are however, very nice toilets and individual showers with changing rooms up by the main entrance. The beach on the campground is very nice - although the bathrooms there were pretty rough. We'll definitely consider... More 

Thank TamTam821
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful area. Walking trails. The dam. Visitors center. Lots of birds and wildlife. Great fishing. Camping grounds. Swimming area. Boat ramp. Picnic areas. Small convenience store for bait and snacks. Great place to spend a day.

Thank 388paulae
Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We don't have a boat but it's still a great place to rest and relax. You can boat or camp here and it's close to town if you need anything. The camping spots are mostly in the trees and very flat and shady.

Thank michael r
Linn, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stayed at Long Branch for the first time over Labor Day weekend. Upon arriving and setting up we were impressed with the fact that there was a rep from State parks set up inside the campground with informational brochures and fun little scavenger hunts for the kids. They also offered an after dark nature walk another night. We enjoyed... More 

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Ashland, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed one night while traveling through. The campground was well maintained as well as the beach and marina area. Campsites ranged from poor to excellent. The outer and further ring were in better shape (newer, cleaner and more level) than the first ring, which seemed to be quite older. Some of the campsites had their living area behind the... More 

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Montgomery, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a great time camping with family for a week here. The showers were very clean the whole time we were there and always had hot water! I would suggest choosing a site on the outer roads, those were level and made of concrete. We stayed at a site on the inner road and although it was nice and shady,... More 

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