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Area Status: Open
This area is Open

There is no longer a managed campground at this site; only a managed day use area. Big Bay Recreation Area is set in a red cedar and hardwood forest on the shore of beautiful 53,000-acre Table Rock Lake, a premier vacation spot in the Ozarks. The facility features; picnicking, vault toilet in picnic area, and a boat ramp with parking area near picnic area.  Visitors will need to bring their own water for drinking. 


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Boat Launch open year-round.
Fees No Fee.  
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Shell Knob
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilet in day use area.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Shell Knob, MO go south on Hwy 39 to the junction of Hwy YY. Follow YY east 2.5 miles. Turn left on County Road Big Bay Road for .5 mile to Big Bay Recreation area. A full service marina and beach are located nearby at Campbell Point. The area is within an hour of attractions at Eureka Springs, AR and Branson, MO.

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