Arkansas shares big Bull Shoals Lake, a water sports paradise,
with Missouri and welcomes visitors from all over the country.
The size of the lake allows fishermen to enjoy their favorite
sport without interfering with the water sports enthusiasts.
Bull Shoals Lake has a surface area of 71,240 acres at its
highest level. The commercial resorts and marinas of the
Bull Shoals Lake locale cater to the needs of guests and
residents alike. You're welcome to bring your own water sports
gear or rent what you need from one of
the full-service marinas serving Bull Shoals Lake. From boat
rental to guided fishing trips to water skiing and scuba
gear, you'll find what you need at a marina on Bull Shoals
Corps of Engineers manages over a dozen parks on Bull Shoals
Lake. Many of the parks feature picnic grounds complete with
tables, grills, pavilions, electricity, campgrounds, and
easy-access boat launching ramps.
Shoals Lake is one of the largest impoundments in Arkansas.
The main body of Bull Shoals Lake is located in the Mountain
Home Area within Baxter and Marion counties in Arkansas.
Five state record bass catches came out of Bull
Shoals Lake - smallmouth (7-lb. 5 oz.), spotted (7-lb. 15
oz.), striped (53-lb.), hybrid striped (22-lb. 4 oz.), and
white (5-lb. 4 oz.) - making it the leading lake for state
record fishing. A new record striped bass was caught July 13, 2008.
Shoals Lake offers the fisherman something that other lakes
do not - trout fishing. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
stocks rainbow trout each year in Bull Shoals Lake.
by one of the nation's largest concrete dams, Bull Shoals
Lake feeds the world-famous tail-water stream, the White