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Long Branch Lake Boating The four-mile fetch of open water at Long Branch provides water skiers and sail boaters ample room to maneuver. The main body of the lake is the East Fork arm between the dam and Axtell Road. Timber was left standing in the Long Branch arm of the lake to provide fish habitat with the resulting standing trees making for hazardous boating conditions on that arm of the lake.

Access to the lake is provided by three boat ramps located in the Bloomington, Bee Trace and Macon areas of Long Branch State Park. The boat ramps are open 24 hours a day. There is no fee to launch boats at Long Branch.

Long Branch Marina offers a variety of services to the public including a concession store, bait and fishing supplies, slip rentals, tube rentals, pontoon rentals, and gasoline sales. More boats will be added to the rental fleet in the future. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Call the Long Branch Marina at 660-773-5558 if you need additional information about services offered.


Address: Hwy 36, 2 miles W of Macon, MO
Phone: 660 385-2108
Our Email: LongBranch@Nwk02.usace.army.mil

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Long Branch Lake Area Hunting

Opportunities for hunting at Long Branch Lake can be found on over 5,500 acres managed by the Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Corps manages approximately 1,000 acres on the east and west side of the lake that are open to public hunting. The Corps licensed 2,454

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Long Branch Lake Fishing

Long Branch Lake has an excellent reputation for bass fishing, but anglers can cast their lines for catfish, walleye and crappie as well. The lake's 24 miles of shoreline have many small coves that offer good fishing. Statewide fishing regulations apply.

, MO Fishing

The Long Branch State Park has two popular recreation trails: Lake View Trail is a 1.5-mile trail with a compacted rock surface that leads out to a point and offers scenic views of the lake. Little Chariton Prairie Trail is 2.7

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Long Branch Lake Campgrounds

Recreational Development at Long Branch Lake is offered through a cooperative agreement between the Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which operates and maintains Long Branch State Park. The 1,834

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