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Branson and Tri-Lakes Area Information
including
The Lakes, Shopping, Education, Medical Facilities, Weather, and Map

Not only is the Branson/Tri-Lakes area a nice place to visit, but it's a GREAT place to live!  Our area offers small-town friendliness, beautiful scenery, three wonderful lakes, shopping, numerous attractions, golfing and other outdoor sports, and live entertainment.  In addition, the area features low crime, moderate cost of living, good schools, ample employment opportunities, and many civic, social, and cultural opportunities.

 

The Lakes

You're set for recreation on Table Rock Lake.  Its 745 miles of shoreline include 14 Corps of Engineers public use areas.  Table Rock Lake offers opportunities for boating, skiing, swimming, and scuba diving.  Fishing for bass, crappie, and other species is another popular activity on this lake.

For year-round trout fishing, you can't beat Lake Taneycomo.  In fact, the largest brown trout on record in the state was caught here in 1994.  The low water temperatures make this 2,080-acre lake a haven for fishermen from all over the country.

If you like seclusion, travel to Bull Shoals Lake with its 740 miles of shoreline.  Like Taneycomo and Table Rock, the fishing here is fantastic.  You'll find bass, catfish, crappie, bream, walleye, and even trout at the headwaters.  Bull Shoals Lake is also great for swimming, skiing, and other recreational activities as it is a warm-water lake.

 

Shopping

The Tri-Lakes/Branson area offers a multitude of places to shop.  In addition to the essential grocery and discount stores, there are three outlet malls in Branson.  Antique stores, flea markets, gift shops, and craft stores provide a unique shopping experience.  If the Tri-Lakes doesn't have what you need, Springfield, which is only 45 minutes away, probably does!  Within this large city is the Battlefield Mall with over 150 stores, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Home Depot, Best Buy, Kohls, and many other major retail stores.

 

Education

Ozark Mountain Country encompasses a large area and contains several school districts.  Those districts include Branson, Hollister, Kirbyville, Reeds Spring, Blue Eye, Galena, Forsyth, Taneyville, Bradleyville, and Shell Knob.  For more information click on the School Information Page.  Private school education is also available.

Point Lookout, just south of Branson, is home to College of the Ozarks, a four-year, liberal arts college where students have the opportunity to work on campus to pay for their tuition.  Also available in Springfield, 45 miles North of Branson, are several institutions of higher learning including Southwest Missouri State University, Evangel College, Drury College, Central Bible College, and Ozarks Technical Community College.  Numerous technical and specialized training schools are also located in Springfield.

 

Medical Facilities

Southwest Missouri is well-equipped to handle all medical needs and emergencies. Covering the Tri-Lakes area is Skaggs Community Health Center.  This 105-bed, community-owned and supported hospital has been serving the residents and visitors of Stone and Taney counties since 1950.  Skagg's latest expansion is the 112,000 square foot Skaggs Outpatient Center.  This building houses all of Skagg's outpatient services, physicians' offices, a dining room and kitchen, a medical supplies store, and a pharmacy.  Skaggs hold the highest national accreditation available for medical facilities from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Skaggs' medical staff of more than 100 physicians represent close to 30 specialties.  A complete listing of Skaggs' medical staff and services is available, free of charge, by calling (417) 335-7140.

Located in Springfield, 45 miles north of Branson, are two major health care providers.  Cox Health Systems is a three-hospital system in southwest Missouri with 1,069 beds.  Through Cox North, Cox South, Cox Walnut Lawn, and Cox Monett Hospital, nearly every aspect of medical care is addressed.  Cox Health Systems also includes nearly 60 regional clinics throughout the Ozarks; Primrose Place Health Care Center, a long-term care facility; Oxford HealthCare, a home health agency; Home Parental Service, a home infusion therapy agency; Burrell Behavioral Health, offering behavioral health service in 19 location in southwest Missouri; ambulance stations in seven counties; and various other physician office buildings and facilities.  For more than 90 years, Cox has provided quality medical care to patients in an 18-county primary service area.

Another major health care provider in Springfield is St. John's Health System.  St. Johns provides a multitude of services and has a total of 1,016 beds.  This health care system has 6,000 employees and 300 physicians and includes four regional hospitals, 80 physician offices, 14 ambulance locations, and 6 home care service centers.  Since 1891, residents in 41 communities throughout southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas have received care through St. Johns.

 

Weather

The Tri-Lakes area is blessed with four distinct seasons.  Precipitation is largely in the form of rain, with an average total rainfall per year of 40 inches.  Average snowfall per year is 15.9 inches.  The chart below shows what to expect from the weather in the Ozarks.

 
HIGH
LOWS
Precipitation
Ave
Temp
January
41-43
20-21
1.79"
31°
February
43-51
22-29
2.17"
36°
March
51-63
29-39
3.89"
46°
April
63-72
40-48
4.18"
56°
May
72-80
49-58
4.38"
65°
June
81-88
58-65
5.09"
78°
July
88-91
62-67
2.92"
78°
August
85-98
62-67
3.51"
77°
September
76-85
52-62
4.62"
69°
October
64-75
41-52
3.58"
58°
November
50-63
30-40
3.75"
46°
December
42-50
21-30
3.16"
35°

 

MAP

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