South Shore of Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas
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Bull Shoals Vacation Tour
Q.
Where can you experience life like it was more than 100 years ago?
A.
At Mountain Village 1890 in Bull Shoals. A park-like setting contains authentic, historic buildings which came from nearby communities. (Admission charge)
Q.
Where’s the nearest cave?
A.
Bull Shoals Caverns, where you can think about the Indian tribes, the Civil War soldiers, and the moonshiners who were there in earlier times. (Admission charge)
Q.
How many miles is it around Bull Shoals Lake?
A.
More than 1,000 miles when the lake is at its high level, and 740 when the lake is at its normal level.
Q.
How much water does Bull Shoals Lake hold?
A.
An incredible 5.76 million acre-feet.
Q.
How far can you see from Top O’ the Ozarks Tower?
A.
On a clear day, a person can see approximately 50 miles.
Q.
What kind of fish are in Bull Shoals Lake?
A.
Black bass, white bass, bream, catfish, crappie, walleye, and some rainbow trout.
 

Countryside & Fishing Tour

Q.
When and where was Ranger Boats started?
A.
1968 in Flippin, the creation of a local fishing guide, Forrest L. Wood. Ranger boats are still manufactured in Flippin today.
Q.
Which town in Baxter County is known as Trout Capital, USA?
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The town of Cotter, Arkansas, perched on a cliff above the White River.
Q.
What year was the historic rainbow-arch bridge over White River at Cotter, built?
A.
It was built in 1930. Big Spring swimming hole draws kids all summer in the park beneath the historic bridge.
Q.
What fish species thrive in the White River?
A.
Trout thrive in the White River here because its water is cool, coming through Bull Shoals Dam from the depths of Bull Shoals Lake. Species here are rainbow, brown, & cutthroat.
Q.
Who named the White River?
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Early French trappers gave the White River its name. They called it La Riviere Blanc.
 
Arkansas Trivia Fun Facts
Q.
What does the name Arkansas mean?
 
Q.
Who were the first Europeans in Arkansas?
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It is from the Quapaw Indian language, the term means south wind.
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The Spanish, on an expedition led by Hernando de Soto in 1541-42.
Q.
Why is Arkansas pronounced the way it is?

 

 

Q.
When were diamonds discovered in Arkansas?
A.
The state’s legislature determined how to pronounce the name in 1881 after scholarly research.
A.
In 1906. A Pike County farmer, John M. Huddleston, found them where Crater of Diamonds State Park is now.
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