Shell Knob is an unincorporated area located where Highway 39 crosses Table Rock Lake. While it appears to be a small town, the area population is over 10,000 people whose homes are spread over a large area which accounts for the uncrowded conditions that exist.
In and around Shell Knob there are a number of eating establishments that include several family style restaurants, a steak house, a Pizza Hut, and a Subway.
There is a full service grocery store in Shell Knob that has a bakery and deli. There are several liquor stores, bait and tackle shops, marine repair and boat dealers, ski shop, lumber yard and hardware store, three banks (and three ATMs ).
There is also a pharmacy, variety store, flea markets, gift shops and a laundromat.
There are four convenience stores (one is open 24 hrs. a day).
There is a marina just two miles from the resort where you can purchase fuel for your boat and rent personal water crafts.
All of these businesses are located within five miles of the resort.
And last but not least, we are 30 minutes away from a Wal-Mart Super Center that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There are many things to see and do in the area. Here is a list of some of the more popular ones.
Silver Dollar City (30 mi. east)
This 1890s theme park features crafts, rides for the kids, and a huge cave.
Eureka Springs, AR ( 28 mi. southwest)
A quaint Victorian era town that has many shops and stores, music theatres, the Christ of the Ozarks Statue, The Great Passion Play, and a small amusement park with bumper boats, go-carts, mini-golf and arcade.
Roaring River State Park (25 mi. west)
Trout hatchery, huge spring, and stream trout fishing.
Crystal Springs Trout Farm (25 mi. west)
Privately owned trout farm. You only pay for what you catch, but you always catch fish.
Cosmic Caverns (20 mi. south)
Beautiful guided tour of large cave.
Branson Missouri (45 mi. east)
Music shows galore with top names, go-cart tracks and arcades, several large outlet malls, museums, water park, mini-golf; you name it - they have it.
Bass Pro Shops Nat'l Headquarters (60 mi. northeast)
Huge sporting goods and fishing tackle store. Fantastic wild animal display, large aquariums, clothing, boats and everything for the outdoors.
Craft Shows Spring and fall in the Ozarks means craft shows. Ozark crafters put out their best artwork at nearby Silver Dollar City, the War Eagle Fair, Eagle Rock, Holiday Island, and dozens of other locations in the area.
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Table Rock Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake that confines the White River and lies mostly in Missouri along the Arkansas border. The river was impounded in 1959 and offers many recreational opportunities as well as beautiful scenery.
The lake boasts over 43,000 surface acres and more than 800 miles of shoreline. Due to the rocky terrain along most of the watershed, the run-off is free of silt, giving us a clear-water lake.It is not uncommon to see depths of 15 ft. The absence of slow moving or standing water also explains the noticeable lack of mosquitoes in our area.
Big Creek Resort is located Approximately 30 miles from the dam, near the center portion of the lake. This allows for beautiful ski water and fantastic boating opportunities. Many times the water is like a mirror. We entertain many bare foot skiers due to the fine skiing conditions found in the Big Creek Arm of the lake.
The basin of the lake was not cleared before impoundment. Therefore there is still standing timber in the coves and along the shoreline. The depth of the lake however makes the middle of the lake perfect for skiing and boating. At normal lake levels the lake is 115 ft. deep in the middle of the Big Creek Arm.
As you travel our lake you will be treated to vistas of towering bluffs, gentle gravel bars, and area wild life. Many people enjoy a picnic on the gravel bars, collecting drift wood or rocks. Come and enjoy.
Both rod & reel and limb line & trot line fishing are available.
Bluegill,sunfish, brim, or whatever they call them in your area, are also abundant in Table Rock Lake. The children especially enjoy fishing for them from the dock. Many a first fish has been caught from the Big Creek Resort dock.
Black Bass Table Rock offers some of the finest largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fishing in the nation.
Crappie The lake offers both white and black crappie. The standing cedar offers excellent cover. We have had three pound crappie caught from our boat dock.
White Bass White bass run frequently in the Big Creek arm. Many are caught from our boat dock.
Catfish The lake has abundant flat head and channel cat fishing opportunities.