Bull Shoals Lake – Big Brother of the Twin Lakes Arkansas

Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir which was created when Bull Shoals Dam was finished in 1951. Located in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, it has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for boating, water sports, swimming, and fishing. Nineteen developed parks around the shoreline provide campgrounds, boat launches, swim areas, and marinas.

Bull Shoals Lake Arkansas

Bull Shoals Fishing

Bassmaster magazine ranked Bull Shoals Lake as the 44th best fishing lake in the U.S. in 2015. Bull Shoals is the last lake in the White River chain of lakes, bordering southern Missouri and north Arkansas. It is famous for its expansive, crystal clear waters, shear bluff banks, and lack of development along hundreds of miles of shoreline. The most popular species that brings anglers to the lake are stripers and walleye. Both smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as crappie can be found in large amounts as well. Bull Shoals Lake has delivered many state records that include striper, yellow perch and walleye. Bull Shoals makes up 1/2 of the Twin Lakes area along with Norfork Lake where Bassmaster held their Bull Shoals/Norfork elite tournament in April of 2016. The White River is the inflow and outflow of the Lake and is the #1 trout location in the country.

Bull Shoals Camping

Along with the Bulls Shoals-White River State park that offers many camping and lodging choices the lake is surrounded by a plethora resorts that offer a variety of cabin choices, activities, boat docks and boat rentals.

Bull Shoals Attractions

Many attractions can be found in the Twin Lakes area. Aside from the world class fishing and boating one can find one of the top 100 golf courses at the Big Creek Gold and Country Club in Mountain Home, AR. Kayaking and canoeing on the White and Buffalo Rivers is a popular local water sport. The Blanchard Spring Caverns and Mystic Caverns are close by and are some of the best in the country. The city of Branson, MO. is just 1-2 hours away and offers every type of entertainment and dining choices one can imagine.