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“Best camping in Missouri” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Long Branch State Park

Long Branch State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Macon
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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.
Jefferson City, Missouri
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best camping in Missouri”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

WOW...this is a little known state park that offers superb accomodations. Their campground is watched and a good place if you have children. You won't find drunk and disordly at ths park. The lake and boat ramp are fabulous.

Visited July 2012
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atlatna
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“Beautiful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Great fun for family, campers, boaters, skiers and beach goers. Campgrounds are adequate and are always full during the summer months.

Visited July 2012
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Thank lisa m
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Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
“Good getaway, great birding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

I've been to Long Branch SP alone and with friends many times throughout the seasons for several years. The campground is one of the best in Missouri for shady, semi-secluded sites.

The lake attracts many kinds of birds--gulls (including some unusual species), ducks, geese, grebes, and even Snow Buntings.

The restored prairie is a good introduction to that habitat.

The wind can get pretty wicked at the park on a winter day, so if you wander around much there in winter, dress for it.

The warning about the ranger is "spot on". The guy doesn't have much to do, so is really tough about people stopping cars on the dam to look at the birds, people going too fast, and even people parked where there are signs for no parking.

Non-winterized restrooms are closed seasonally.

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Edge W
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Arona, Italy
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I actually lived on Longbranch Lake and it's absolutely beautiful and under utilized. Not crowded and an unspoiled lake.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Debra-Pope
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Mexico, Missouri
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

We visited this State Park for the first time last fall and are planning on returning this fall and late spring. The park is very well kept and can accommodate just about any size group. The lake is clean, plenty of fish and great sites close to shower house. The tent sites aren't as good as other parks, but the attributes of the park make it worth going.

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Thank Michael V
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