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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area

Fall Creek Road, 2 blocks south of Highway 76, near Dixie Stampede, entrance on left., Branson, MO
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Map Doesn't Match Trail

We really enjoyed our hike here. Looked at the map posted near the parking lot and decided our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Swilcan
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Illinois
Nice trails to hike.

Hiked this area while in Branson last week. Very nice woods trails close to town. Very steep... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MPLSMN2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“blue trail” (16 reviews)
“stone steps” (8 reviews)
“great hike” (7 reviews)
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Fall Creek Road, 2 blocks south of Highway 76, near Dixie Stampede, entrance on left., Branson, MO
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our hike here. Looked at the map posted near the parking lot and decided our route, however the actual trail did not match what the map showed. We met a couple of groups who were confused as well - even one family...More

Thank Swilcan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiked this area while in Branson last week. Very nice woods trails close to town. Very steep steps down to lake/river. Really mapped out nicely.

Thank MPLSMN2015
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Vacationing with my brother and SIL, and we like to try to stay active. The cooler September weather made for ideal hiking, so we did some research and chose to visit Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area. These trails are not marked nearly as well as the...More

Thank Stanbro81
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This area has walking trails, a lake with a beaver dam, a sun and a shade shade Wildflower Garden, and lots of trees and mushrooms. If you're lucky during the summer, John will be giving his tour at 9:30 on Wednesday morning. He's a retired...More

Thank CultureTrips
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We loved this place for hiking. Unfortunately we were there on a very hot and humid day, so we did not stay more than a couple of hours. The trails are well marked and vary from easy to strenuous. The markings will also indicate the...More

Thank aandmrun
Reviewed 15 August 2017

a beautiful place to walk around with some great views of the mountains and scenery surrounding Branson. The trails are pretty well marked

Thank scott c
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect weather, beautiful trails and lots of great trees! My family and I enjoy hammocking and we found a nice shaded spot and set up! Napped for about 3 hours!

Thank Lindsey J
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I took a picture of the map at the trailhead, but trails themselves were confusing and not clearly marked. Even with the map on my phone I think we got on the wrong trail- it was narrow and had big drop-offs. Since we had kids,...More

Thank margaretlea
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was wonderful for staff and families who came together for a picnic under the pavilion! The trail was also a big hit as was the play area.

Thank elliem65616
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The blue trail is the most challenging with the stone stairs. This is a must if you are wanting to connect with nature, the views are amazing. Pack a lunch to eat once at the top!

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Misty Q
16 September 2017|
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Response from OurStoryTime |
There is a small parking area by the trailhead, with picnic tables and restrooms.
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Marcia H
27 August 2017|
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Response from OurStoryTime |
Yes. It states at the trailhead that dogs are welcome but must be on leash.
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clynchdale
2 May 2017|
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Response from 233LisaH233 |
Yes, but it's tiny. A climbing rock, some fake tree stumps and crawl-through tunnel. No swings or slides.
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