Camper submitted image from Moonshine Beach Rec. Area - 1
View All
Camper submitted image from Moonshine Beach Rec. Area - 2

Established Camping

Moonshine Beach Rec. Area


US Army Corps of Engineers

Table Rock Lake


Moonshine Beach Recreation Area is a very popular sandy swimming beach along the shores of Table Rock Lake.Unlike the smaller swimming areas at the campgrounds surrounding Table Rock Lake, Moonshine beach is spacious enough to make visitors forget they are actually on a lake and not at the ocean.


Whether on water or land, Moonshine Beach Recreation Area offers visitors countless recreational activities. Picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are all popular pastimes at the park. Soaking up the sun and cooling off in the bright blue waters of Table Rock Lake are the most popular activities at Moonshine Beach. For visitors looking to spend some time exploring the shore, the adjacent Dewey Short Visitor Center offers a hiking trail leaving from the grounds. Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, about 2 miles long, runs from the Dewey Short Visitor Center to the Table Rock State Park Marina. During the spring hikers will see dogwood, serviceberry and redbud trees in bloom as well as many wildflower species. During the autumn months, visitors are treated to nature's colorful fall foliage. The trail also offers beautiful views of Table Rock Lake.


Moonshine Beach Recreation Area offers a large group picnic shelter and can accommodate up to 75 guests. Moonshine Beach is the only sand swim beach at Table Rock Lake, and with the beach, a volleyball court, boat ramp and picnic area all provided, it's the perfect destination for large parties or family functions.

Natural Features

Table Rock Lake is a beautiful body of water surrounded by a forest of oak and hickory trees. Its waters wind down through the valleys and hollows of the Ozark Mountains, from Branson, Missouri to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. More than five million visitors per year take advantage of this recreational oasis. Originally built for flood control, the Table Rock Dam has created a lake that boasts 779 miles of shoreline for the public to enjoy.

Nearby Attractions

The Dewey Short Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, great lake views, a film about the area and construction of Table Rock Dam. For more information please call 1-877-444-6777. The visitor center also contains exhibits about the natural history of the area. Those visitors arriving by boat can take advantage of the courtesy dock. Moonshine Beach Recreation Area is just outside of Branson, Missouri, which offers grocery stores, gas and additional tourist attractions.

Fee Info

Day use fees $5.00 per car.

Day use fee $2.00 per person walk in.

Gate attendants are happy to help you with your inquiries, but cannot make reservations over the phone. Please call (877) 444-6777 for reservations.

Suggest an Edit


Moonshine Beach Rec. Area is located in Missouri

Detail location of campground


From Branson, Missouri, take Highway 165 to Table Rock Dam. The park is just north of the dam.


3778 SOUTH HWY 165
Branson, MO 65616


36.6077778 N
93.31 W

Open in Google Maps

Is Moonshine Beach Rec. Area sold out?

Quickly grab cancellations!

Learn More


  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups


Add Review

5 Stars

4 Stars

3 Stars

2 Stars

1 Star



out of 5

3 Reviews

Crystal C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2020

Draws a pretty big crowd

This space is day use however is classified on most maps as camping. You cannot camp here however and they do close the gate to restrict access.

The beach area is nice, but with that said during most warmer months does quickly get congested. During spring when rains are common the same beach ends up engulfed in water and is very limited.

You can rent the picnic structures here for larger gatherings and it is a great access point to Table Rock. For those just wanting to have a day at the lake without renting a big boat this is the best place I can find with a flat shoreline.

Reviewed May. 21, 2018

Great Beach

Always good through the week, little crowded on the weekends, State park is around thr corner, lots of attractions nearby.

Dan N.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

Not a campsite, but you can rent picnic tables.

Not a campsite, but you can rent picnic tables. Main attraction is a big sandy beach that doesn’t even feel like MO, it’s more like the Atlantic shore. The park is close to Branson and a state park, not far from all the huge parks along the AK border, so you can find camping nearby if you want to use this park for day use (the only option here).

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Moonshine Beach Rec. Area have RV hookups?

According to, Moonshine Beach Rec. Area has water hookups.

Does Moonshine Beach Rec. Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on, Moonshine Beach Rec. Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Moonshine Beach Rec. Area?

According to campers on, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is good.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Moonshine Beach Rec. Area?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Moonshine Beach Rec. Area. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Moonshine Beach Rec. Area, try setting up a text message Alert at

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Moonshine Beach Rec. Area?

There are 1 campsites at Moonshine Beach Rec. Area and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at