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Long Branch State Park

Park Information

Looking for a place to get a watersports fix? Long Branch State Park’s three boat ramps provide access to sprawling and picturesque Long Branch Lake. Want to get some fishing in? The park offers some of the best bass fishing in northern Missouri and its swimming beach a is a favorite for families. More than 80 campsites make the park a perfect place for overnight stays. And the park’s native prairie offers peaceful hiking opportunities.

Park Hours

Park Grounds
Sunrise to 10 p.m., daily, year-round

Park Office hours

  • March through November
    7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
    closed Saturday and Sunday
  • December through February
    7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
    closed Saturday through Monday

Marina Store hours

May 12-13, 2012
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

May 18 - Aug. 26, 2012
8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday

Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sept. 8-9 and 15-16, 2012
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Beach hours



28615 Visitor Center Road
Macon, MO 63552-3326

Phone numbers

  • Park Office: (660) 773-5229
  • Marina/Store: (660) 773-5132
Name that Trail: This trail is designed especially for people with visual or physical disabilities and is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The trail passes by a quarry pond, which now supports a variety of animal life. A short spur off of the trail takes hikers to the top of the granite outcrop, where they can explore the maze of giant elephant rocks. A second spur brings you to a point overlooking an old quarry site, where Missouri red granite was quarried from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Don’t know the answer? Get your copy of Trails of Missouri State Parks and read more about this and other exciting trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites at