Near Lakes & Rivers

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.


Belvedere Inn

Hannibal, Missouri

The Mighty Mississippi - running alongside Hannibal, Missouri

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Big Country Bed and Breakfast

Gravois Mills, Missouri

Voted "America's best recreational lake" the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to spend some time. Have fun, relax, and visit us here at Big Country Bed and Breakfast.  

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Cottage by the Castle

Camdenton, Missouri

We are located on the Big Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks

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Garden House B & B

Rocky Mount, Missouri

Waterfront with the best views and a hot tub on the water.

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Inn at Harbour Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Osage Beach, Missouri

Welcome to the Lake of the Ozarks, named the Best Recreational Lake in the Nation by USA Today readers! Autumn is a great time to be at the Lake.  Come check out our fall foliage!  It's a great time for a walk at down to the dock or a hike at nearby Ha Ha Tonka State Park, one of the most popular (and scenic) parks in Missouri!

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Red Bud Cove Bed and Breakfast Suites

Hollister, Missouri

Located on beautiful Table Rock Lake, just 15 scenic minutes from downtown Branson.  Spacious suites with lakefront patio or deck, private entrance, living room (some w/fireplace), bedroom with king or queen bed, large bathroom (some w/spa), kitchenette, flat screen cable TV, telephones and internet .  Outdoor hot tub, dock, picnic tables, gas and charcoal grills. Hearty full breakfast.

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Somewhere Inn Time B & B

Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

Ste. Genevieve is located near the Mississippi River.  There is a great spot about a mile and a half north of our front door to go see the Mississippi River.  It is located at the Modoc-Ste. Genevieve Ferry landing.  You can drive or walk there and imagine the history of the riverboats going up and down the Mississippi River.  Mark Twain mentions Ste. Genevieve in his book "Life on the Mississippi"  Take a ride on the Ferry and go across the river and visit the 1750's Fort de Chartre or go south on Hwy 3 in Illinois and visit Fort Kaskaskia where Lewis and Clark stopped and recruited men for their adventure into the west.

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White River Lodge

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.

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