Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake 

 June 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2023


the Lake … Table Rock Lake’s clear, clean, deep waters offer 745 miles of shoreline and 43 thousand surface acres of water in two states, making it perfect for cruising in an antique or classic boat.

the People … Typically, 60 – 80 attendees arrive from eight or more states to share in the thrill of cruising, the chance to visit and learn (even brag) about boats and families.

the Boats … Boats of all sizes and ages are welcome.  They will be used for Cruisin’ and also for a non-judged public show on Saturday afternoon.

the Activities … some will begin early with a Pre-event .

An early-bird dinner for Pre-Event Participants will be held at John & Carolynn Thompson’s home on Wed. evening. Then, a Pre-Event Cruise from Rock Lane Resort to Holiday Island, lunch stop in Eureka Springs, AR, and return cruise to Rock Lane Resort.
Lodging and Boat Slip docking for Wed. and Thurs. nights will be at Rock Lane Resort. 

Boats on this pre-event cruise will be plying the lake at 22-24 mph for this day-long round trip of 107 miles.

Then for Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake … Traditional Cruisin’ n Eatin’, Eatin’ n Cruisin’.  Various length cruises are available; up to 80 miles round trip or as little as 20 miles round trip.  We’ll see hot spots like Big Cedar and Chateau on the Lake, also fun lakeside eateries and Marina Gift Shops.


Host Accommodations for Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake 2023 – tell them you are with Heartland Classics

Rock Lane Resort and Marina

Call for Reservations –
Hotel rooms or Condo rental  417-338-2211
$65.00+tax per night in the motel
$132+tax per night for one bedroom condo (normally $165)
$180.00+tax per night for two bedroom condo (normally $225)

Boat Slip Reservations      417-338-4433
$25/night in covered slip

It’s never too early to make your reservations … just sayin’.

Suggested options for additional boat slips when the Rock Lane dock is full, some require alternative lodging to reserve the boat slip.    When you call, tell them you’re with Heartland Classics!

Indian Point Marina   (417) 338-2891
3443 Indian Point Road 

3 slips available @ $20 per night, more may be available

These are covered slips on opposite side of peninsula from Rock Lane, about 1 mile by car, 5 minutes by boat.  This is the site of Friday morning breakfast.

Your lodging still could be at Rock Lane Resort.

Artilla Cove    417-598-3288
1123 Jakes Creek Trail

Requires Lodging on site to rent a boat slip.
6 nice units from $120-125 per night
5 boat slips $10 per night

You can see Rock Lane from this resort, very close by water. They would shuttle you down to the dock, a bit of a hill. Justin was very nice and accommodating.

There are also 3 or 4 other bigger units.

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2023 Classics Cruisin’ Itinerary

 Wedensday EveningPre-event dinner at John & Carolynn Thompson’s.  
Thursday – 9am-5pm  Pre-event Cruise 55 miles to Holiday Island, AR. Bus shuttle to Eureka Springs for lunch, then cruise 55 miles back to Rock Lane for evening meet & greet. This cruise has an additional charge for the shuttle service.    Lunch on you. 

~~~~~~~ And now for the Main Event ~~~~~

Thursday – 6-9:00pm  Meet & Greet @ Rock Lane Resort,             Rock Island Grill.  Order at your leisure. Order & pay from menu.

Friday – 8-10:00am Breakfast at Floating Café, Indian Point Marina (Included in registration)  Check your welcome bag for the departure time of your breakfast group

Group 1 – Meet on Rock Lane dock at 8am, then cruise to Café, then, cruise to Shell Knob Bridge. (for lunch, proceed to King’s River Marina OR Big M Marina OR return to Campbell Point Marina)  Long cruise about 80 miles round trip.

Current water conditions will determine the destinations of the long cruises.

Group 2 – Meet on Rock Lane dock at 9am, then cruise to Café, then cruise to Cape Fair Marina for lunch (shorter stops could be Hideaway Marina or even Port of Kimberling) Long cruise about 70 miles.

After breakfast, you are off for your cruise of TR Lake.  You will cruise to a lunch spot (on you) then back to Rock Lane.  The rest of the day and evening is on your own~

~Friday evening, Branson has amazing entertainment and restaurants    ~OR this is a time to sit around the pool with friends and conversations ~ the best show on the lake! ~

Saturday – 7:30 – 8:30am Lite breakfast on Rock Lane dock. (Included in registration.)

9am – leave for Long Creek cruise.  Lunch on your own. Please have your boat back at Rock Lane dock before the show at 1:00!

Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 Boat Show.  Please have your boat in your slip or the courtesy dock, ready to greet the public, a little before 1:00.  We will have the public vote on People’s Choice Award.

Ship’s Store will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 Saturday.

Saturday 6:00pm Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center  8514 HYW 76.  Directions: Indian Point Rd to HYW 76, turn Left, Best Western is on your Left.

Social Hour – BYOB if you like.  Hors d’oeuvres, tea, lemonade & water provided.

7:00 – 10pm –  Dinner provided by Flat Creek Restaurant, Chicken & Brisket with all the fixins.   (Included in your registration.)

Announcements & Awards

Sunday AM – Load boats, and a safe journey home~

Trying to decide which cruise route to go on?     And why do you need to decide now?

Well, the reason to decide now is to give fair warning to the lakeside restaurants involved.  They will be excited to have you dock at their marina slips and will want to have appropriate staff to graciously serve you.

TABLE ROCK LAKE – is a clear water lake in southwestern Missouri and northern Arkansas held back by a 252’ deep dam on the White River.  Because it travels through the heart of the Ozarks including the Mark Twain National Forest, it is enclosed by miles of beautiful natural bluffs and vegetation.  At pool level, the lake’s surface covers 43,100 acres and 745 miles of shoreline.  The main channel of the White River is fed by the King’s River and Long Creek coming from the south and the James River from the north.

All cruises originate from the Rock Lane Marina.

ThursdayPre-Event Cruise follows the White River Channel almost to the Beaver Lake Dam. The 55 mile cruise at 24 mph will take about 2.5 hours even with the Campbell Point fuel/restroom break.  The same for returning after lunch in Eureka Springs, AR.

Friday – breakfast at Floating Café, then Group 1 (Shell Knob) will follow the White River main channel west to the Shell Knob area. Three choices for lunch stops: Kings River, Big M, or back to Campbell Point.

Group 2 (Cape Fair) starts out going west, but then turns north up the James River to meander through sandstone cliffs and national forest,  If you’re wanting a shorter cruise to lunch and back, maybe choose Port of Kimberling.  All choices include beautiful scenery and great lunch destinations.

Saturday morning – Cruise south past the Branson Belle and Big Cedar Cove into Arkansas on the Long Creek branch.  You’ll be able to claim you went on a two-state cruise before lunch!

Traditional Cruisin’ n Eatin’, Eatin’ n Cruisin’.

Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake opens the summer season of classic boating.  Beautiful Table Rock Lake is the perfect place to experience cruisin’ at its best, comradery with fellow guardians of the classics, and, of course, good eatin’ along the way.​

Past Table Rock Events

2022 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2021 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2019 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2018 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2017 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2016 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2015 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2014 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
2013 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake

Classics Cruisin' Table Rock Lake Mischief

The Annual Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake

Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake is held the weekend following Memorial Day on Table Rock Lake, located in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. The popular annual event brings many members from all of the states that make up the Heartland Classics Chapter and more.