Recreation in the South Shore area revolves around water and the outdoors. Click below for details about some of the most popular recreational activities in the area.

Bull Shoals Lake Levels

The White River, which forms Bull Shoals Lake, flows from the base of Bull Shoals dam. It is especially famous for its rainbow trout fishing. Many outfitters in the area provide guide service and rent boats and equipment.

Floating any of the rivers just to enjoy the scenery and observe the wildlife is an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike. Access points are numerous, and the scenery is spectacular.

The area is home to the nation's first wilderness river, the Buffalo National River. Outfitters in the Buffalo National River Park rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes, as well as provide dropoffs and pickups, meaning you can enjoy a relaxing float trip without any of the work!

Branson, Missouri, one of America's top vacation destinations, is less than a two-hour drive from any place in the South Shore area. Locals view Branson as a getaway spot for shows, shopping, and dining.

  • Musical shows
  • Comedy shows
  • Theme parks
  • IMAX theater complex
  • Branson Scenic Railway
  • Riverboat shows - Offering show and attraction tickets, ready-made vacation packages and customized packages for Branson, Missouri.