Table Rock Tailwater Public Accesses

The information provided on this website is offered as a public service. Readers assume all risk and responsibility. GPS Coordinates are provided as a convenience and have not been verified physically.

I include this for completeness on White River tailwaters. I do not guide in Missouri, but a lot of Arkansas anglers, including myself, do fish Missouri waters.

There are four public accesses below Table Rock Dam built and maintained by the Missouri Department of Conservation, City of Rockaway Beach and Empire District Electric Company on this twenty-two mile long fishery. Maps are available from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Many resorts and marinas also have accesses available.

The tailwater below Table Rock dam is actually Lake Taneycomo, created by the damming of the White River in 1913 by Powersite (or Ozark Beach) Dam near Forsyth. It was the first dam on the White River and the first hydropower dam in the region. It still produces electricity today.

The trout fishery is viable for much of the the distance to Powersite, but most of the focus of fly-fishermen is on the first three miles below Table Rock dam where there is a special reg area, trout are numerous, and low water means wade friendly conditions.

The tailwater is subject to strong and variable currents. Please use common sense and take precautions such as: fish with a friend, wear a wading belt, and consider using an inflatable life jacket and a wading staff. Watch for changes in water levels and get out immediately if you hear the horn or notice rising water.

Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery (MDC)

Cooper Creek Access (MDC)

Rockaway Beach Access (City of Rockaway)

Empire Park Access (Empire District Electric Company)