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Join area residents in enjoying big Bull Shoals Lake. You won’t be crowded, but you won’t be alone, because you'll find a society of fishermen, boaters, skiers, divers, and sail boaters. Bull Shoals Lake is the centerpiece of the South Shore region’s outdoor lifestyle, welcoming visitors to the Ozarks.

This Ozark Mountains lake, known for its clarity, depth (to 250 feet) and water temperature, sets Bull Shoals Lake apart from others.

Bull Shoals Lake is a water sports paradise for pure enjoyment. The clean waters attract fishermen, scuba divers, boaters, and swimmers during the long warm-weather season of north central Arkansas. With plenty of room for all, Bull Shoals Lake covers between 50,000 and 70,000 acres, depending upon the lake level. A hydroelectric dam at the town of Bull Shoals regulates the lake level.

The fish are here - try your skill. Smallmouth, largemouth, spotted bass, trout, crappie, catfish, bream, white bass, and walleye abound in Bull Shoals Lake. Fishing season is year-round, all 365 days. You may rent all the lake gear you need, or bring your own.

Fishing on Bull Shoals Lake
Fishing on Bull Shoals Lake
Map location: D-6

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission compiles weekly fishing reports. To sign up for the weekly reports by e-mail click here.

Bull Shoals Lake’s shoreline is protected from over development by a “government strip” perimeter. This area is also open to recreation such as hunting, hiking, and bird watching, subject to regulations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more information, call 870-425-2700. For lake levels and power generation report, call 870-431-5311.

 

Staying out of the water?
How does a long, long range view of the area sound? You may go to the Top O’ The Ozarks Tower - take an elevator and view over a million acres. You may go underground at Bull Shoals Caverns. You may go back in time at the park-like Mountain Village 1890, with its authentic turn-of-the-last-century buildings all moved to this site from nearby communities. Golfers may play at Rivercliff Golf Course overlooking the White River in Bull Shoals. Visit the Bull Shoals Museum April-October. There may be a concert or play at the Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts (870-445-2311). Why not stop and see?

Bull Shoals - White River State Park
Arkansas' popular camping and fishing state park in north central Arkansas near Lakeview is Bull Shoals-White River State Park. This park offers visitors access to one of the nation's finest fishing and boating combinations, the renowned White River and Bull Shoals Lake, the State Parks.

One of mid-America's premier trout streams, the White River is famous for record rainbow and brown trout. A dam on the river forms 45,440-acre Bull Shoals Lake, popular for its lunker bass, crappie, catfish and trout fishing. Situated below the dam, Bull Shoals-White River State Park stretches along both the lakeshore and riverside.

The park has a spectacular setting in the scenic Ozark Mountains where the White River and Bull Shoals Lake meet at Bull Shoals Dam. Come discover why this state park has long been an Arkansas favorite.

Top O' The Ozarks Tower
Top O' The Ozarks Tower
Map location: D-7

Bull Shoals Caverns
Bull Shoals Caverns
Map location: D-7

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