Lake Taneycomo – A History

Dockside on Lake TaneycomoIt happens all the time. When people that come from somewhere else and spend time with us dockside we get some very similar questions. Is this a lake or a river? What river are we sitting alongside? Why do they call this a lake when it looks like a river? We thought this would be a good place to explain some of the mystery of the picturesque and river (or lake) in Branson, Missouri.

Main Street Marina on Lake TaneycomoHistory of Lake Taneycomo

Lake Taneycomo is a man-made lake or reservoir created from a section of the White River in Taney County Missouri. The name of the river comes from that county that it is located in. From the early 1900s to 1958 the lake was a warm water lake.  Once Tablerock Dam was completed in August 1958, the source of Lake Taneycomo came from the bottom of Tablerock Lake. From  that time onward, the lake has remained a fairly constant 50ish degrees. As you can imagine, with this change, swimming near the Rockaway Trout Fishing on Lake TaneycomoBeach area declined and many of the tourists wanting to get into the water instead moved toward other activities in Branson. Swimming in a cold water lake just wasn’t desirable.

Fishermen soon found that the chilly waters of Lake Taneycomo became a premier location for Trout fishing. Whether you prefer fly fishing or other methods, you will be hard pressed to find a more suitable location to catch Trout. With the completion of the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in 1957, Lake Taneycomo became one of the best year-round locations for Trout fishing. No matter the time of year, it is rare to find the lake deserted of fishermen.

The best of a river and lake aspects are included in Lake Taneycomo.  It has become a terrific location for fishing, hiking, boating, sightseeing, and many other activities.

Dine with us in luxury on the Landing PrincessSee it all Unfold at Main Street Marina

The beauty of the Ozarks comes to life at Main Street Marina! Get off the dock and out on the water with Main Street Lake Cruises. Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises give you an opportunity to see the history as it unfolds in front of your eyes while one of our Captains tells you about the lore of the area.

If you just want to get out by yourself or with a few close friends or family Main Street Water Sports Rentals may be just what you’re looking for. We can get you on a Paddleboard, Hydrobike, Kayak, or Craigcat Motor Boat, to get around the lake in the manner you would prefer.

Rock the Dock at The PaddlewheelIf you are looking to stay on the dock, check out The Paddlewheel. There is always something fun going on for you to enjoy with family and friends. Check out our amazing menu. Great food made for you in our scratch kitchen and delicious drinks created by our bartenders are there at a moments notice. Our friendly staff is ready to  show you a bit of that Ozark hospitality that has become so popular.

If it’s nightlife you are after come out and Rock The Dock as many others do every evening as The Paddlewheel becomes Branson’s LARGEST Nightclub! There is no better place in the area to unwind!

Don’t just take our word for it. Come out and see for yourself why everyone is talking about this amazing spot on Lake Taneycomo. The spot where locals come and visitors always want to come back to. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

It’s Been a Great Year – Let’s Throw a Party

The Landing Princess at Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake CruisesOh what an amazing year 2018 has been! From all of us at Main Street Marina, we would like to thank you for coming to spend some time with us on the Dock. Being locally owned and operated we take pride in seeing so many people catch a reflection of the area atmosphere and what that looks and tastes like.

Main Street Lake Cruises and Watersport Rentals

Thousands upon thousands of people have come to party on Lake Taneycomo with Main Street Lake Cruises and Main Street Marina Water Sports.  There is no better way to Dine with us in luxury on the Landing Princesswitness the beauty of the Ozarks unfolding before your eyes than along the waters of the White River Basin. Whether it be on a sightseeing excursion on the Lake Queen or an opulent dinner cruise aboard  The Landing Princess, our staff takes pride in making the experience one that you will never forget. We strive to give you experiences that you will reflect upon fondly for a lifetime. We have really enjoyed getting to know the people on the cruises and group charters that have been hosted over the last year.

Our water sports rental dock at Main Street Marina saw so many individuals and families that wanted to get out on the water on a more personal basis. With hydro bikes, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and the speedy Craigcats available, many folks were able to use the option they wanted to get out on the water.

Rock the Dock at The PaddlewheelThe Paddlewheel

This last year has brought many people to The Paddlewheel as well.  Where scratch local cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails come to life; bringing you the best of the Ozarks all right here to you overlooking the beauty of Lake Taneycomo.

Rock The Dock at The PaddlewheelThe Paddlewheel has not only become one of the best places to sample local fare but it has also become the largest nightclub in the area. Rock The Dock has become a showcase of the best talent from the region with plenty of dance floor for you to get out on it and shake that groove thing. You can feel the excitement in the air each night while the dock moves to the beat of the music.

New Year’s Eve is Time to CelebrateNew Years Eve at Main Street Lake Cruises

We are so excited about the coming year, we have decided to throw two parties for New Year’s Eve. One on the water and another on the dock!

On The Princess, we will board at 8:30 pm and set out on a late night cruise to bring in the new year with style. DJ Valence will be there to bring the music you are going to love! There are gourmet snacks and a full-service cash bar for your pleasure. Don’t forget the champagne toast when the clock strikes 12.  These seats are limited so make sure you contact a representative today and reserve your spot today!

New year's Eve at The PaddlewheelIf you want to stay on the dock, we have your party going on at The Paddlewheel!

DJ’s Rob and Scott will be spinning the music and there will be tons of dance floor to get down! We have provided a special menu that features amazing gourmet cuisine made for you by our Chef in our specialty scratch kitchen. A special drink menu has been prepared by our mixologists that will help you bring in the new year just right. Don’t forget great local beers and a fully stocked bar to bring your favorites your way! We will also watch the Ball drop in New York as well from the Big Screen! it feels just like being there.

Let’s bring in the new year with a bang! We are looking forward to celebrating it with you! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us today!

 

We Got Your Lake Attitude Right Here!

Main Street MArina is on the banks of Tablerock LakeThink back to a time when you got out of your car after a long week and looked out at the waterfront for the first time. The wind blowing softly carrying your cares and agenda out with the breeze. That first refreshing breath of air that you draw as you step onto that beach or walk Lake Attitude Required at Main Street Marinaalong the dock. We bring that feeling to you every day of the year. You know that feeling. That is your “Lake Attitude” descending upon you.  In addition, there are so many ways you can catch that feeling at Main Street Marina. We’d like to take a moment and tell you about them.

On or Off the Dock Fun!

Whether you are on the dock or want to get out on the water, we have your Lake Attitude in mind at Main Street Marina. Do you want to get out on the water? We have every detail covered for you with Main Street Lake Cruises or Main Street Marina Water Sports Rentals. At Main Dine with us in luxury on the Landing PrincessStreet Lake Cruises we have several options for you and your group. Take a beautiful luxurious dinner cruise aboard our 100-foot opulent yacht The Landing Princess. Our staff is trained to bring you the most amazing experience as our Chef prepares a delicious meal for you. It’s going to be a special experience you, and those close to you, will remember for a lifetime.

The Lake Queen at Main Street Lake CruisesClimb aboard The Lake Queen, and see the scenery the way they did back when paddleboats were rolling along the White River area in days gone by.  This two-hour sightseeing cruise gives you the opportunity to take in the beauty of the Ozarks while our Captain shares with you all the history of the Lake Taneycomo region. You will feel as if you stepped into history while our expert staff makes sure you have everything you need.

Both vessels have full-service cash bars that are fully stocked with spirit, wine and beer. Have a specialty handcrafted cocktail made to perfection by our bartenders.

If you want to have an unforgettable business meeting or party we have you covered at Main Street Lake Cruises. Contact us and our professional representatives will help you tailor the perfect occasion for you.

Main Street Marina Water Sports RentalsIf your idea of relaxation involves getting out on the water by yourself or with those close to you, we have all the gear you might need at Main Street Marina Water Sports Rentals. Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, Hydrobikes, and the Speedy Craigcats motorboats are available to you. We have different packages available. Whether you have a day or just a few hours, our staff can get you set up with something just right for you.

The Paddlewheel – Branson’s Beautiful Floating Restaurant

Branson's Best Floating Restaurant - The PaddlewheelIf you plan to stay on the dock you won’t be disappointed in the experience, because the Paddlewheel offers the best of everything there is in Branson!  By day you can sit dockside and enjoy an amazing view, and by night The Paddlewheel turns into the Largest Floating Nightclub the area has to offer.

Choose from an amazing menu prepared by our Chef, or a delicious cocktail prepared by our Mixologists. Why would you have to choose – Just have both!

Rock the Dock at The PaddlewheelWhen the sun goes down we know how to Rock The Dock! We bring the best entertainment from the region to you every weekend and most weekdays. You will get the best DJ’s and bands Enjoy the warm fire pits on the dock at The Paddlewheelright here at The Paddlewheel. Don’t worry if it’s cold there are several fire pits in the area, and if it rains we have plenty of room inside.

Regardless of where the party is there is always tons of room on the floor for you to dance the night away. We know how to bring the party to you!

If you have a special event, we take reservations! We want to make sure you have exactly what you want while you are in the area. Just contact us and we will set you up right! Feel free to call us at 417-239-1324 to make those reservations.

Gifts For All Occasions

If you are interested in giving the gift of “Lake Attitude” we can help you with this as well. Regardless of where you are, you can give this gift to anyone that is coming to town or lives here locally. All the locals find their way to Main Street Marina. Contact us or check our gift pages for details.

That Lake Attitude awaits you and we can’t wait to see you!

‘Water’ You Doing for Labor Day Weekend? (Aug 31 – Sept 3)

Main Street Marina Water Sports Rentals We don’t know what you are doing for Laboe Day Weekend, but we can tell you that it will be a  bunch more AWESOME if you are doing it at Main Street Marina! There is so much to do right here that you wouldn’t ever have to leave the dock! There is no better way to enjoy a great Holiday weekend than on the banks of Lake Taneycomo taking in the beauty of the Ozarks.

The Landing Princess at Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake Cruises Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake Cruises have so many ways to get you out on the water! With the Watersport Rentals, you can rent a kayak, paddleboard, or hydro bike to relax and get some fresh air while you paddle or peddle your way along the lake. If you’d like to go fast, check out the CraigCat Motor Boats. They will have you zipping through the water in no time!

Main Street Lake Cruises gives you a completely different viewpoint while you relax and let us The Lake Queen at Main Street Lake Cruisespamper you with one of our fabulous cruises. Enjoy a luxurious dinner cruise aboard the Landing Princess. The Princess is a 100 ft luxury yacht that is equipped to give you the royal treatment from the time you step aboard. Both decks have climate controlled areas with full-service bars on each deck. We will serve you a delicious dinner and handcrafted cocktails ass you enjoy the beauty all around you.

The Lake Queen is a vintage paddleboat that resembles the boats that traveled the White River in the days of yesteryear. Climb aboard and relax and take in the 360-degree panorama of beauty that opens around you as you move through the water. This sightseeing cruise will happen over the course of a couple hours, but the memories you will share will last forever.

Don’t want to get out on the water? Well, we still have one of the best times you will ever have waiting for you at The Paddlewheel. Labor Day Weekend is going to be amazing. The days will be filled with great food and handcrafted drinks. Sit dockside and take in the view with your ROCK THE DOCK at The Paddlewheelfriends and family. Our fun and professional Bartenders and Servers are all over the dock to bring you what you need while you enjoy the atmosphere. At night things light up as we ROCK THE DOCK! The Rosy Hips play Friday night and After Party Allstars will play on Saturday. Sunday we will have NRG rockin’ you into the evening. If you are in town Monday night you can enjoy a night filled with a bit of Spice as DJ Christian Guerrero Rocks the Dock Internacional style!  It’s the best place to be EVERY NIGHT!

If you are looking for an amazing Labor Day weekend then Main Street Marina is the place you want to be. The best time in Branson is always waiting for you when you step onto the dock and feel your Lake Attitude take over.

What’s Cookin’ at The Paddlewheel

The Paddlewheel MenuAs summer kicks into full swing, The Paddlewheel continues to give you great opportunities to enjoy your time with family and friends. In addition, a new menu has been created for you as well! We have put together great new choices to satisfy the level of any appetite. Whether you are in for cocktails, a quick snack, or dinner with family, we have you covered!

The Paddlewheel also has great options for groups! Whether your group is large or small, we can take reservations on most days to accommodate your party. We also have private space for your meetings and parties. The Paddlewheel, along with Main Street Marina and Main Street Lake Cruises, gives you many ways to get your party started. With our private charters and group packages, you can take your gathering off the Dock and onto Lake Taneycomo. We have an expert staff who is devoted to making your experience something special that you will remember for a lifetime. We invite you to contact us regarding your gathering so that we can speak with you about all the options that are available to you.

The Landing Princess at Main Street MarinaThere is always something exciting happening at Main Street Marina. There is no better place to witness the beauty of the Ozarks than to witness it on the banks of Lake Taneycomo. If you want to be out on the water we have watersports rentals and cruises to meet your needs. If you prefer to watch it from our dock at the paddlewheel sipping a drink we can do that for you as well.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Water Sports – We Got You Covered

The Craigcat Main Street Marina Water Sport RentalThere is no better way to experience the beauty of Lake Taneycomo than by being out on the water where you can experience the majesty first hand. Main Street Marina provides several options to do that with their full range of water sports rentals.

Hydrobikes, stand-up boards, kayaks, and the popular Craigcat are available for rent. Enjoy the beautiful Ozark weather and scenery by spending it right out in the middle of nature.

Hydrobike Water Sport Rental on Lake Taneycomo

Prices vary depending on what you are looking for. We have the ability to work with your daytime schedule to provide you with the best option for you and your family or group. Ask about specials offered when you call for reservations and we will give you the best deal on the lake!

Once you have worked up an appetite after a few hours on the water, come spend some time with us at the Paddlewheel. We have a full-service restaurant and bar to take the edge off. We also offer live entertainment and there are many great spots to catch a game!

There is no better place in Branson, Missouri for a day of fun on Lake Taneycomo. Call us at 417-239-3980 to book your reservation today! Make sure to bring that lake attitude! We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Street Marina – Branson, Missouri

Main Street Marina - Branson, MOWelcome aboard the maiden voyage of “The Anchor” – a blog featuring what’s happening at Main Street Marina!

The Branson Landing has become one of the most popular places to visit in Branson, Missouri. Located on the banks of Lake Taneycomo people come from everywhere to shop and take in the atmosphere. For the last few years one spot has become the place to enjoy the scenery and activities. That place is Main Street Marina and it features some of the best this area has to offer.

Main Street Marina is the home of  Main Street Lake Cruises. Come on board our classic paddleboat, The Lake Queen, or our 100-foot luxury yacht, The Landing Princess, for an amazing sightseeing or dinner cruise on Lake Taneycomo. We celebrate special events like Easter or Mother’s Day with specialty dinner cruises that come along with exclusive menus prepared for each occasion.  Main Street Lake Cruises also does private charters for weddings, reunions, and other special occasions. We provide the atmosphere to make your event something to remember for years to come.

In addition, on the marina, you will find a great spot for water sports rentals. Hydrobikes, stand-up boards, kayaks, and the popular Craigcat are available for rent. Enjoy the beautiful Ozark weather and scenery by spending it right out in the middle of nature.

A beautiful night on the Paddlewheel at Main Street MarinaAlso, the marina is host to The Paddlewheel; Branson’s premier restaurant on the banks of Lake Taneycomo. The Paddlewheel just recently hired a new chef and they have a delicious new menu prepared for you as you enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks all around you. People come out on game day for their respective teams to watch each play up close on our Gigantic 200 inch Big Screen TV! There are also other TV’s around the pool room so you don’t miss anything while you are with us.

The best live entertainment in the area plays at The Paddlewheel. In the evening you can often hear great bands “Rock the Dock”. Just follow those amazing sounds and it will take you right to us. Check out our calendar when you are in the area. You’re going to be glad you did!

We also have private dining and event space available as well. We would be happy to talk with you about that. Please feel free to contact us to make your next event amazing.


There are always new things happening at Main Street Marina. Read The Anchor often as we will shine a spotlight on different aspects  the marina has to offer. Better yet, come on down and see for yourself what is happening by the lake. Bring that Lake Attitude and plan to relax and have an awesome time!

See you soon!