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Kings Cove Resort sits on Table Rock Lake located near Branson, Missouri, one of the most popular entertainment and leisure destinations. Table Rock Lake is a man-made lake that was formed in August of 1958, when the Army Corp of Engineers built a dam on the White Rive to control flooding. The lake has become a major attraction that spans 43,100 acres and has 745 miles of shoreline at full pool. The lake is a popular destination for water sports, scuba diving, and fishing. Table Rock Lake has become famous for its abundance of bass, crappie, white bass, catfish, and bluegill. The lake is enjoyed by hobby fisherman and professionals alike. The area plays host too many fishing tournaments all year long. Even recently adding bow fishing as a lake sport.

Fishing

LakeFishAcclaimed as one of the top bass fishing lakes in North America, Table Rock boasts an abundance of bass, crappie, white bass, catfish, spoonbill and bluegill. An aggressive fish management program, resulting in an impressive resurgence of largemouth, Kentucky and smallmouth bass of exceptional size, has allowed the lake to become an exciting stop for hobbyists and professionals alike. Nature enthusiasts and hunters enjoy using the public lands surrounding Table Rock Lake which includes portions of the Mark Twain National Forest.

History

Table Rock was created in August of 1958, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Table Rock Dam across the White River. Construction had begun in October of 1954 and by June of 1959 hydro-electric power was being distributed to the Ozarks. The area had already established itself as a prime fishing and recreation area as far back as the 1930s, but needed protection from devastating floods on the White River. Beneath the dam, the Missouri Department of Conservation operates a fish hatchery, which is used to stock trout in Lake Taneycomo.

Activities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the lake and Table Rock Dam. Thirteen Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds, located adjacent to Table Rock Lake, provide swimming areas, boat launch sites, campgrounds and family picnic areas. Full service marinas supply convenient services and a wide variety of water related activities for visitors. Boat cruises ranging from small pleasure craft and amphibious vehicles to a full-sized Showboat are also available.