Monthly Archives: June 2013

Camping in the Heart of Branson, Missouri

Pics 311(1)Did you know that there is a campground located in the heart of Branson close to all the hustle and bustle, yet nestled quietly off the beaten path? The Branson Lakeside RV Park is just the place for the Branson visitor who prefers to travel with their own luxury hotel room!

The Branson Lakeside RV Park is located within walking distance of Historic Downtown Branson and the $420 Million Dollar Branson Landing waterfront development filled with restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. Rather ride then walk? The Branson Landing has a complimentary shuttle that will pick you up at the RV Park and drop you off at the landing. Once you have explored the landing, hop on the Downtown Trolley “Sparkey” and explore the shops of Historic Downtown Branson or visit the historic train depot where it all began way back when. The shuttle has six stops throughout Downtown. It’s a great way to navigate the hills and traffic.

We are also a short drive from the famous Hwy 76 County Music Boulevard that hosts 50 theaters with over 100 shows and attractions for everyone.

Campground Pics 002If you prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of Branson you don’t even have to leave the RV Park. Want to do some trout fishing? Visit our onsite marina Scotty’s Trout Dock. Forgot you boat and your gear? The helpful folks at Scotty’s can rent you the boat, rods, reels and sell you the bait. Want to skip the boat? The RV Park has a fishing dock where you can walk right down to the water and cast a line! If you did bring your own boat there is a ramp available to launch and explore the splendor of Lake Taneycomo!

Campground Pics 019If fishing is not your thing, you can lounge around the park enjoying the large shady area on a hot summer Branson day! Take advantage of our free cable television hook ups and WIFI. We know the avid RV travelers love to travel with their furry 4 legged friends. Even Fido can enjoy our off leash dog park. We love your furry four legged friends and welcome them with open arms and laps!

Whether you have a pull behind travel trailer, fifth wheel, or a Class A Big Rig we have the pull through site to accommodate your set up. Our sites have 30 or 50 amp services with all the amenities of home like sewer and water hook ups.

Don’t take our word for it here is what Connie M. had to say about their recent stay:
“I love this RV Park and its location, its right next to Branson Landing and on Lake Taneycomo. Great for trout fishing or shopping. The personnel there are all friendly and helpful; always make us feel welcome there. Fairly flat ground makes it easier to drive an RV thru to park, big rig friendly. Love their dog park and refurbished showers.”

Budget Friendly Branson

Once you make it to Branson there are a few golden nuggets of free entertainment you need to know about. By staying at the Branson Lakeside RV Park you have chosen a campground that is close to all the action and fun things to do in Branson!

stone-hillIf you like wine, a trip to Stone Hill Winery is a must. You can sample their award winning wines and learn about the German settlers who found their way to Missouri, a land similar to their native Rhineland.

If being outdoors is more what you had in mind, check out the many parks and walking trails the City of Branson has to offer. You can visit Lake Taneycomo, Branson’s cold lake and see the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and for a few dollars you can feed the trout that are being raised at the hatchery. The Branson Lakeside RV Park is right along the bank of Lake Taneycomo.

deweyWarm water more your style? If it is, you can head on over to the other side of Table Rock Dam to the Dewey Short Visitor Center and learn about the history of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake!

Want to do a little shopping The Branson Mill Craft Village has over a dozen demonstrators creating unique products for you to take home for yourself of a gift to a friend. Relax and enjoy the entertainment on their two entertainment stages. You will find a compressed eddielittle country and bluegrass music will get your toes tapping! Also, the Branson Landing is just steps away from the Branson Lakeside RV Park. Various weekends during the summer they host live bands in front of the fountains. Plus, the Branson Landing has a courtesy shuttle from the RV Park to the Landing.

A trip to Branson has be packed with fun, without breaking the bank!

Take Dad Camping

RV Trip Father’s Day is just days away and how will you celebrate? Loading up the RV and hitting the road for some camping is a great way to spend quality time with the ones you love! Even if the kids are grown and cannot join in on your trip, spending some one on one time with the special man in your life is the perfect reason to take a trip to Branson.

The Branson Lakeside RV Park is perfect for dads of all ages who want to stay in their RV close to all the fun things there are to do in Branson. If dad is a fisherman we are located right along the banks of Lake Taneycomo, home to world-class Trout fishing.

The Branson Lakeside RV Park is also adjacent to the Branson Landing and our campers can utilize the complimentary shuttle to the Landing. So dad can fish and anyone who wants to shop can do just that…without having to drive an inch!

And of course…there’s always the campfire. Campfires seem to bring out the best in people. You sit a little cozier, tell a few more stories and laugh a little harder when there’s a campfire…so take dad camping and make new memories at the Branson Lakeside RV Park.

Pets love to RV too!

Fresno is very comfortable in his RV!  He has traveled all across the US!

Fresno is very comfortable in his RV! He has traveled all across the US!

Did you know over half of all RVers travel with a pet? That’s a lot of animals hitting the road! When you travel with a dog or cat picking the perfect campground or RV park is no longer just about what you want, but also about what will make your pet most comfortable.
At Branson Lakeside RV Park we love to meet our campers’ furry friends…and boy have we met a bunch of them! For those camping with their pets we offer an off-the-leash dog run right at Branson Lakeside RV Park! A new dog park is being constructed at Stockstill Park in Branson and by the end of 2013 this park will be available to visitors.

Top Ten RVing with Pets Tips from www.rvroadtrip.us

1. Make sure vaccinations are up-to-date.
Visit the vet before you go on your trip. Make sure your pet is current on all shots and medications. Keep a good supply of necessary pet medicines with you as you travel.

2. Know the park or campground pet policy.

Call ahead or look on their web site for the pet policy. Yes, the policy applies to you if you have a pet so please do the park and your fellow RVers a favor and abide by it.

3. Pick up after your pet.
If your pet does his business, it is your job to pick it up. Don’t pretend to pick it up, really pick it up and dispose of it in a trash container. You can get pet leashes that have poop bag holders built in at any major pet supply store. Bag refills are cheaper at Walmart and even cheaper on eBay.

4. Have pet health records handy.
If something happens to FiFi on the road, the emergency vet you go to will want to see the pet’s health records. Your vet will print them out for you so you will have them.

Teko loves to travel in his mom's RV!

Teko loves to travel in his mom’s RV!

5. Keep your pet on a leash at all times.
Never let your dog run free no matter how well trained you think it is. If your dog bites someone, you can count on being sued and your dog will be impounded. For one minute of carelessness, you could lose your dog and your RV.

6. Keep your pet quiet!
Train your dog not to bark excessively, or at all. If you don’t, you just might end up having to deal with some very disgruntled people who may not be very nice. You may also get kicked out of the park.

7. Do not leave your pet unattended.
You wanted to bring the pet with you, so keep it with you. If it is crate trained, it is OK to leave it INSIDE your RV if you have the A/C or heat running. If it decides to start barking the minute you leave, you may be asked to leave when you return to your RV.

At Branson Lakeside RV Park we know you chose Branson because you want to be out having fun. We will ask you for your cell phone number when you check in. If you leave your pet in your RV while you are out exploring Branson and there is a problem we will call you on your cell phone. We encourage our campers to get and about…your pet will be just fine!

8. Train your pet to be social and friendly.
You will encounter other animals, adults, kids and who knows what else while at a campground or RV park. Your pet should be trained to be social and friendly. If your dogs bites someone or attacks another pet, you will suddenly have legal problems like in #5.

9. Microchip your pet.
If your pet does get lost, a microchip will make it easier for it to be returned to you. Most veterinarian offices can scan a lost pet and look in a database for your contact info (if you keep it up-to-date). A collar can be lost or easily removed, but a chip can’t.

10. Always keep ID and rabies tags on your pet.
Some states have very strict laws about this, so keep an ID tag with your contact info on it and also your pet’s current rabies tag.

Branson Lakeside RV Park…close to Branson action!

Camping is a growing past time and an exciting way to spend your summer vacation.  Branson Lakeside RV Park is a great location to camp with your RV or trailer right in the heart of Branson.  So many campground and RV parks are off the beaten path or down a long dirt road, not Branson Lakeside RV Park.  Our campground is located along the bank of Lake Taneycomo in Historic Downtown Branson.

Getting around easily is important whether you are driving an RV or pulling a trailer.  At Branson Lakeside RV Park campers can enjoy easy access in and out of the park.  Get to your favorite Branson Shows, delicious dining and Branson attractions easily from Branson Lakeside RV Park.

The fish are always biting at Branson Lakeside RV Park!

The fish are always biting at Branson Lakeside RV Park!

If shopping is on your Branson to-do list, camping at Branson Lakeside RV Park is perfect!  This campground is located at the edge of Branson Landing.  Our guests can use the Branson Landing courtesy shuttle get to the Landing quickly and easily, plus you won’t have to search for a parking space!

Last, but not least, we are perfectly located for fishing.  Lake Taneycomo and its world class Trout fishing will only be steps away from your campsite.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your next stay in Branson, Missouri!