Listing of Branson Parks including descriptions and amenities. Get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of Branson in the local parks and trails.
Branson Parks have all the Ozark beauty you could want.
From small parks great for just taking a break to large acreage parks for hiking, they’re all here. You can enjoy several disc golf courses as well.
Branson RecPlex has something for everyone. So, don’t be bored! Visit one of the awesome parks and get away from it all.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve
What can I say about Dogwood Canyon? Except that it’s totally awesome. It’s located near Lampe, southwest of Branson, and you might want to plan the entire day enjoying Dogwood Canyon.
It’s a 10,000-acre nature preserve. You can enjoy:
- Horseback Riding
- Fishing – both guided and self-guided
- Segway Tours
- Wildlife Tram Tours
- Private Tours
Be sure to plan on having lunch at the restaurant and enjoy the beautiful Ozark scenery. They do offer discounts to seniors and military.
Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
Lakeside Forest is downtown Branson within walking distance to the Highway 76 strip on Fall Creek Road. It’s a 140-acre park with over 5 miles of trails for your enjoyment. For a great hike, take a walk down over 300 stone steps to Lake Taneycomo. You’ll see a cave and a waterfall along the way. There’s a nature playground for the kids. It’s a great place to spend a few hours or an entire day.
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
This is a 1,500-acre nature preserve located off Highway 76 just west of Branson. There’s a large scenic overlook to enjoy the Ozark countryside right off the highway. You will find self-guided trails where several trails combine to form a 5-6 mile hike through the area.
The Henning Conservation Area offers an observation tower and benches to rest along the way.
For those of you old enough to remember, Paul Henning was the creator of several TV shows including ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’.
Branson RecPlex is an awesome 35-acre facility located at 1500 Branson Hills Parkway. It offers numerous pavilions, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and concessions. But so much more!
There are 2 gyms, fitness center, indoor track, locker and community rooms. The 12,00 Aquatic Center consists of a leisure pool, water slides, lap lanes, and diving well.
If that’s not enough, you’ll find 4 Baseball/Softball, and 2 Soccer fields.
Branson Parks are varied with many family-friendly options to choose from.
WhiteWater Water Park
13-acres in downtown Branson – Voted one of the best by USA Today. Don’t miss the fun of Rides & Slides at WhiteWater. It’s part of Silver Dollar City, which is west of Branson on Hwy 76.
More Branson Parks
Sunset Park – Located at 869 Sunset Lane. 21 Acres with a lighted walking trail. It offers a disc golf course.
North Beach Park – 4-acre Waterfront Park located at 401 Eastlake Street. On Lake Taneycomo, there are 2 fishing docks, walking trail, horseshoe pits, BBQ grills, and picnic tables.
Murphy Park – 9-acre park located at 499 Neihardt Avenue. A beautiful scenic view of Branson, basketball court, playground, and covered pavilions.
Eiserman Park – 5-Acre Park located at 201 Compton Drive. It offers a disc golf course, pavilion and outdoor basketball court.
Stockstill Park – 60-acre park located at 524 Stockstill Lane. 1/2-mile walking trail that leads to the creek, playground, covered pavilions, 6 tennis courts, skate and dog park areas and open green spaces for soccer and frisbee fun.
Be sure to visit one of these or other Branson Parks whenever you need a few minutes away from the ‘rat-race’.