Missouri March 22, 2018
This Stunning Missouri Wildlife Area Is A Nature Lover’s Dream Come True
Looking for a new nature area to explore? This spectacular wilderness site sits off the banks of Lake Taneycomo and offers beautiful views, miles of trails, and a bit of history. Find out what nature lovers enjoy when exploring at
Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area.
Located in the heart of Branson is the Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area. This magnificent park is 140 acres and features 5.5 miles of trails.
For those who love to hike, Lakeside is the perfect place to hit the trails. You'll find short, easy trails and some that are a bit more challenging.
The views at Lakeside are unbelievable! You'll have to do a little work though to get to the top.
With 315 stone steps to the top, Bluff Trail is pretty difficult even for someone fairly active.
Along the way though you'll see some interesting sights. The whole area once belonged to Dr. Lyle Owen. Dr. Owen completed the stairs that take you to the top of the bluff. He lived on the property until his death in the late '90s.
From wildlife to a little bit of history, this park has it all. Plus the lush forest shade keeps the trails nice a cool on warmer days.
Explore the cliffs and little caves on the property. You can spend the who day here or just an hour or two.
It's really just a great place to hang out. However, there is no on-site camping so you'll have to make this a day trip.
Take in the beauty of the Ozarks and hit the trails at Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area.
Find the wilderness area at 412 Owen Ln., Branson.
Use this handy-dandy map to find the entrance of Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area.