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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area, Branson

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Packed with good-value motel rooms, Branson offers decent accommodations at affordable prices even during the height of the tourist season. If you've come to enjoy the views of the Ozarks, look for vacation rental cabins, many of which are available on a nightly basis. A short drive out of town, most two- or three-bedroom cabins offer free Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens, along with access to enclosed yards ideal for hosting small parties. To stay in town without breaking the bank, look for mid-range hotels near Highway 76.
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  • Spent a few hours hiking around to the falls and the cave. Decided to return a different way. Great hiking with a bit of strenuous exertion added with a 300+ set of stiairs leading up to the old homes...  more »
  • We were looking for a park to have a picnic lunch. The first park we found was closed due to flooding, so Google Maps directed us here. I'm so glad it did! Right in the center of town, but it didn't s...  more »
  • With all the hype in local news about the improvements to this area, I thought I'd check it out. There are no paved trails, so if you need to use a stroller you're out of luck. Even the path around th...  more »
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  • The yellow, blue, and orange trail aren't bad. The purple bluff trail is no joke. We had a 4 year old with us and wouldn't do it again with him. For adults it's all good. Definitely some slanted trails and slopes. Need good shoes! Awesome views as well.
  • This was a real nice place for a nice day hike and some pretty views. Some of the trails are very narrow and at times not well marked. It would be nice if the trails were widened and maintained better but it was still worth the trip. Our dog left with three ticks and a bunch of bug bites...
  • Nice choice of short hikes. Trails are pretty well marked. Yellow trail to Owen homestead cabin is a very easy 5-10 minute walk on a flat, wide path. The waterfall was not flowing when we were there.
  • We had a great time on these trails. We did the stone steps and kept going along the red trail for about a little over a mile before heading back. It is beautiful! Tons of poison I've so watch where you are going.
  • Beautiful, well-maintained, and easy access! Had a great hike with my daughter and will be back! There's a restroom by the parking lot for those with small kids or small bladders. ;) Everyone we encountered was courteous and helpful. We only hiked 2 trails, but they were very easy. Very nice place!