Missouri, “The Show Me State” is also known as “Where the Rivers Run,” and has more than 110,000 miles of running water. The Missouri River runs across the state from Kansas City to St. Louis, and the Mississippi River runs along MO’s eastern border. But there are miles more to enjoy all over the state.
MO also has 16 lakes ranging in size from 440 acres to 55,406 acres. The two largest, Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks are in the Central section. Lake of the Ozarks has 1,150 miles of shoreline and was opened to the public in 1931 and has since become a vacation destination for lake recreation.
Bull Shoals Lake, Table Rock Lake, and Lake Taneycomo located in the SW region near Branson, Mo were formed from the Army Corp of Engineers’ damming of the White River for flood control in 1954-1958. Winding through the Ozark Mountains for over 80 miles, Table Rock Lake with its clear, deep water and wooded, rocky shoreline has also become a popular draw for lake sports and vacations.
Let a BBIM member show you a great stay where the rivers run.
Rocky Mount, Missouri
Waterfront with the best views and a hot tub on the water.
Osage Beach, Missouri
Welcome to the Lake of the Ozarks, named the Best Recreational Lake in the Nation by USA Today readers! Check out Sue's new little blue paddleboat at the Inn at Harbour Ridge dock....quiet cove for sunning and splashing!
Blue Eye, Missouri
Enjoy watching the sunrise over beautiful Table Rock Lake from White River Lodge. There's also great bass fishing, boating, swimming and more.