Escape from the hustle and bustle of city-life at Beaver Creek, a small, quiet campground tucked between a forested area and the lower shores of Bull Shoals Lake. The lake, in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, attracts visitors year-round as each season unfolds a new panorama.
Hiking, birding, all types of water sports, and in-season hunting are featured attractions.
Spring and fall are the best seasons for fishing, but spotted bass, crappie and similar fish can be sought throughout the year.
Beaver Creek hosts 33 campsites with electrical hookups and hot showers. A group shelter, playground and marina are also on-site.
The campground is in south-central Missouri along the Beaver Creek arm of Bull Shoals Lake. Sturdy, green hardwoods and cedar glades encompass the rocky bluffs and unique rock formations of the mountains.
Visit the Jones Point State Wildlife Management Area for promising wildlife spotting and birding.
The lively tourist town of Branson is just 30 minutes away. Here, visitors can shop, dine and find live music.
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When it comes to this location I liked the overall spacing of sites and the shaded tent area. This was so appealing when I pulled in. At first I had eyed just a site by the water but when I saw these they were a bit further away but seemed to be just what I was looking for in the midst of the heat.
Many people come to this area to put a kayak in the water and enjoy, and while I wanted to do that it seemed a bit crowded for my liking as a novice. You wouldn't expect that from the water but I get turned around easily and I didn't want to be out there in the way. Instead I enjoyed the other activities and just being at camp itself.
A bit more about the options for water recreation. They do have rentals and a shuttle service to accommodate you returning following a paddle, that seemed very reasonably priced.
Camp was very nice with lush green grass, access to fire rings and picnic tables. It wasn't to loud although you could hear the sounds of campers around you pretty easily.
They also had cabin options here, I didn't explore them this time around but they looked nice and the placement wasn't to close to one another. The RV area was well spaced and had great areas for leveling out with ease, shade coverings for the exposed sites and similar amenities to the tent camping.
We stayed a week in July 2018. Will definitely go back next year. Views of water from camp. Short walk to Marina. We were even able to rent a slip from Marina and kept boat on water which was awesome. My father actually caught close to biggest walleye for that area.
I was running late on a drive one day, and quickly googled camping options in the area. The site is small but quiet, which I prefer after a full day of driving. I did not spend much time in the area, but it is a good distance from Brandon. I only passed through so I cannot speak to in detail about Branson, but it seems like an interesting place to see for sure.
Not a large campground, so it was a quiet experience. About 45 minutes from Branson, this was an ideal place to make our home while we got the best of Branson and a bit of nature.