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News Release 119

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2014 Volume 42-14-119 

Guests at Table Rock State Park enjoy award-winning boating and fishing

Jefferson City, Mo. - A vacation at Table Rock State Park includes the opportunity to enjoy award-winning fishing and boating. The park has been recognized among the Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S., according to Take Me Fishing.

Table Rock State Park earned the ninth spot on the Top 100 list. The Take Me Fishing campaign was initiated by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation as a nationwide vote in order to create a list for families and outdoor enthusiasts with the best family-friendly places to boat and fish.

The park’s marina, State Park Marina, was also recently designated as a “Clean Marina”, the first such distinction reached by a marina in Missouri. The voluntary enrollment program by Ozarks Water Watch and the Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition is being piloted on Table Rock Lake, and is funded in part by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Table Rock Lake Marina Association.

The program recognizes marinas with an official designation status for being good stewards of the environment and taking steps to protect water quality. In order to receive the designation, Mitch Schupp, marina manager, and his staff prepared the marina based upon environmental Best Management Practices and implemented a variety of environmentally-friendly procedures and practices.

Numerous water recreation options await at the park’s marina, including boat rental, Waverunner rental, parasailing, catamaran sailboat excursions, scuba diving and fishing guides. New at the marina for 2014 is Flyboarding. A Flyboard allows guests to hover, ascend, and descend over the water with great range of movement. For more on services offered at the marina, visit stateparkmarina.com.

Table Rock State Park, located six miles west of the Hollister exit on Taney County 165, offers something for everyone. Camping areas that allow easy access to the lake, hiking and mountain bike trails and a range of shelters and picnic areas help make the park the ideal place for playing in and around the lake’s clear waters. For more on Table Rock State Park, call the park at 417-334-4704. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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