Forsyth Area Recreation

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Looking for something to do around Forsyth?

Things around Forsyth may move at a slower pace than other, more crowded, areas of the country but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here. In fact, we have been blessed with an almost endless list of outdoor activities. If you’re looking for something to do in and around Forsyth, we’ll give you some ideas.

Fishing

Fishing opportunities in this area of the Ozarks are seemingly endless. Forsyth offers access to both Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake.

A number of area creeks and rivers, including Swan Creek that flows through Forsyth’s Shadow Rock Park also offer productive fishing.

Hunting

The Forsyth area offers hunting opportunities on a number of parcels managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. They should be contacted to learn the latest laws and regulations related to hunting on public lands.

Boating

Boating opportunities in the Forsyth area are endless. With Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake so close you can be on and off of the water in just minutes. If you canoe, Swan Creek that runs right through Shadowrock Park is another great place to get on the water.

Walking & Hiking

The Empire Park Trail follows Bull Shoals Lake from Shadowrock Park to Empire Park at Powersite Dam. It is an easy accessed trail suitable for walking or jogging and, since it is paved, also suitable for wheelchairs.

Parks & Forests

The Forsyth area has a number of parks available for both day use and overnight camping. Shadowrock Park, maintained by the City of Forsyth and River Run Park, maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers are both on the shores of Bull Shoals Lake and offer great opportunities for day use as well as camping. Click here for more information regarding these local parks.

In addition to developed parks, Forsyth is in easy driving distance (15 miles) to the Mark Twain National Forest.

Scenic Drives

There are many different scenic drives in the Forsyth area; so many it may be hard to make up your mind which one to take first. Stop by the Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up an area map and ask about recommended drives.