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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

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Address

28615 Visitor Center Road
Macon, MO 63552-3326

Phone numbers

  • Park Office: (660) 773-5229
  • Marina/Store: (660) 773-5132
Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.