Located on the “quiet side of the lake” is Shell Knob and Barry County. Shell Knob is the largest of the lake towns in Barry County though it is still a small town. Basic comforts such as grocery, restaurants, medical clinics and more are right in town. Located about an hour from Branson, Shell Knob has a much more seasonal vibe and slow pace based on lake time. There is an elementary and junior high in Shell Knob and then the nearby Cassville offers high school. In addition to Table Rock Lake, there are several creeks and streams in the area which adds to the natural beauty.