Much of what there is to see and do in Branson is amid the beauty of the Ozarks. Each year, tens of thousands of its visitors enjoy Branson’s Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake. Operated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the beach opens, for the 2018 season, on May 15.
When people think of Branson, great live shows, shopping, golfing, fishing, outdoor fun, and attractions typically come to mind. Enjoying a beautiful big sandy beach is not something most think of. One visit to Branson’s Moonshine Beach will change all of that!
Branson’s Moonshine Beach Location and Amenities
Moonshine Beach, is in a long gentle cove of Table Rock Lake at the north end of Table Rock Dam. It’s location, in the shadow of the Chateau on the Lake Resort, on State Highway 165 in Branson, is fewer than ten minutes from the center of the famed “Branson Strip.”
The beautiful large sandy beach surprises many. Whether it’s swimming, beach volleyball, sunbathing, or simply relaxing, Branson’s Moonshine Beach is “full service.” It offers amenities including showers, flush toilets, a large picnic shelter (pavilion), kid’s playground, picnic tables, food vendors, and a boat launching ramp.
Branson’s Moonshine Beach is conveniently located near other attractions that you, and your family, may enjoy. It’s less than five minutes from the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery; the multi-million dollar Dewey Short Visitors Center, the “White River Landing,” home of Branson’s Showboat Branson Bell, and a number of hiking trails.
Tips and Suggestions
Moonshine Beach is one of Branson’s least advertised, but most popular, attractions. As a result, in planning a day at Moonshine Beach, especially during the months when school is out, it’s best to plan to arrive as early as possible. The beach’s parking fills up rapidly, resulting in a long walk from the closest alternate parking. Also, you need to get there early if you want your choice of spots on the beach, picnic tables, or other amenities.
Hours of operation and contact information for Branson’s Moonshine Beach
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers runs Moonshine Beach for “day use” only. Therefore, it has no overnight camping and is only open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. It does not allow pets, and charges a $5.00 per carload per day fee.
Please visit the website, Moonshine Beach, or call 1-877-444-6777 for more information.