Table Rock Lake – Area History

Table Rock Lake – Area History

Table Rock Lake – Table Rock Lake dam was constructed in 1954-1958 on the White River. This lake getaway, in the beautiful Midwest setting, quickly became known as the “Ozark Mountains family playground”. The entire shoreline, over 850+ miles, is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The number of dock spaces and boat sizes permitted is strictly limited. Hundreds of thousands of acres of the Mark Twain National Forest surround the forty-three thousand acre lake. It’s one of the cleanest lakes in the world, and, because of its deep waters and active rivers running through the dam, Table Rock Lake is world-renowned for bass fishing.

Stonewater Cove is on the James River Arm, otherwise known as “the quiet side of Table Rock”. During the week, but virtually at any time, it’s hard not to find smooth, calm waters for professional water skiing and wakeboard training on this part of the lake. There are only a handful of houses in sight on one side of the lake from the resort, and because the government owns all the land adjacent the resort, as well as the entire shoreline, most of the magnificent views and surrounding areas will remain completely preserved for as long as Mother Nature allows!

Mark Twain National Forest and Piney Creek Wilderness!

The Mark Twain National Forest was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1939. It spans 1.5 million acres of land over the southern half of Missouri – including 7 federally designated wildernesses and numerous historical and archaeological sites. This national forest has land in 29 counties, and is diverse in vegetation, geological features, water resources, and wildlife. Much of the Mark Twain National Forest was made possible by the Emergency Conservation Work Act, more commonly known as CCC. Roads were built and hundreds of acres of pine were planted to preserve and better southern Missouri’s natural resources. Stonewater Cove is located in the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs forest range. For more information, please follow the links below.

Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District

Piney Creek Wilderness

Just a few miles from the resort is one of our favorite places to take guests by boat. Back in a long cove, you will be surrounded by nothing but absolute natural beauty; a place called Piney Creek Wilderness. It is a protected wilderness area of over 8,000 acres that was designated so by The US Congress in 1980. The main stream, Piney Creek, flows into Table Rock Lake just 5 minutes by water from Stonewater Cove.