Branson KOA

Monday, June 28 through Thursday, July 1, 2004

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The Branson KOA is on Lake Taneycomo in Branson Missouri. This is the nicest KOA we have stayed in to date. It is well run. The staff is friendly and helpful. It has all of the KOA amenities.
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Left - Since the KOA is on the lake, fishing and boating are common activities, the KOA entrance has a fishing Totem.

Below right - The KOA office - The office also doubles as a store and a box office. We bought Branson t-shirts, ice cream, and our Branson show tickets here.

Below left - When you purchase Branson Show tickets from the KOA, they will take you to your shows and bring you back again. We went to see Mickey Gilley and Shoji Tabuchi. The traffic in and around Branson is bad (especially during weekends) during the summer season. Consider using the shuttles. We did and we loved it.

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Above left - The KOA asks dog owners to clean up after their dogs. The have these special waste cans for dog poop. They also provide cleanup bags. We use the doggy cleanup bags we bring from home - Mutt-Mitts. Most dog owners comply with the park rules.

Above right - Shared book repository in the laundry room. It is based on the take one, leave one philosophy.

Below left - the upper shower, restroom, laundry building also has an outside sink for cleaning up.

Below right - They advertise that they have Internet access. This isn't strictly true. If you have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with an access number in Branson, you can do dial-up Internet access from this phone line in the laundry room.

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Above left - In addition to the playground shown above, there is a swimming pool, game room (video games, foosball, pool table), tennis courts, basketball courts, and other playgrounds.

Above right - Primitive cabins are available for rent. These have air conditioning but not much else.

Below left - The branch of Lake Taneycomo that the KOA is on is where the hydroelectric generators discharge their water. In the picture you see folks fishing in boats. When the generators are turned off, the water level drops by at least 6 feet. When they are not running the generators, it is too shallow to run boats up. When the generators are running, this part of the lake really runs like a river. I would estimate the river flow at over 10 knots.

Below right - Warning sign on the KOA property tells what to do when the siren blows.

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Above left - our campsite.

Above right - the camping area we were staying in from the scenic overlook on highway 165.

Below left - The restroom, shower, laundry building down at the lower level where we were staying.

Below right - Every morning they do a free pancake breakfast from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Group Club House. The pancakes are good. You have to pay for juice, coffee, and sausage. The prices are very reasonable.

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Left - A bunch of young bucks race their boat against the current and blast past the campground.

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