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Contact Long Branch Lake

Long Branch Project Office & Visitor Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
30174 Visitor Center Road
Macon, MO 63552

Tel:  660-385-2108
Fax: 660-385-6653


Long Branch Lake News Releases

Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure,...
Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages. The June statistics represent a 47 percent...
Corps of Engineers provides safety tips for Independence Day weekend
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or...

Welcome to Long Branch

As our recreation areas begin to reopen we want to remind you that we need your help during these trying times.
As we implement a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas closed due to COVID-19, a complete list of recreation area status updates can be found online at:
Follow CDC guidelines, even when outdoors. We are not staffed to maintain/clean lake & park areas. Be cautious about touching anything. Sanitize and wash often. Practice social distancing.
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Long Branch Dam was authorized by Congress in 1965 as a multi-purpose project for water supply, flood control, recreation, downstream water quality and fish/wildlife management. Construction began in 1973 and the dam was placed into operation in 1980.
Long Branch Lake Visitor Center, Macon, Missouri is located on the east end of the dam. There are aquariums with fish and turtles, interative displays, a coloring station and lake information available.
Pests like the invasive emerald ash borer can hitchhike in your firewood. Help us prevent new forest pests from reaching our trees and forests. Do not transport firewood outside your county. Buy your firewood local, or gather on site.
The Long Branch State Park Areas provide the camping, beach, picnic shelters, playground and boat ramp access opportunities at Long Branch Lake.
The Corps of Engineers at Long Branch has natural resource management responsibility on approximately 1,190 acres of public land.
Long Branch Lake East Fork of The Little Chariton Arm.

Need To Know

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The Long Branch Lake Visitor Center is open 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The Long Branch Lake Project is regulated by Title 36 CRF 327 governing public use of Corps of Engineers water resources development projects.  For a list of all rules and regulations please reference this link.

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