Hiking & Trails

James A. Gaston Visitor's Center - Dam Overlook Lane - trail head near the front gardens
Bull Shoals White River State Park - Big Bluff Trail and Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail - trail heads on Powerhouse Rd.
Roy Danuser City Park - Marilyn Avenue - trail head near the playground
Gaston's White River Resort - Across the dam on River Road, off of Powerhouse Rd - trail at entrance with bird exhibits and also at the end of the property past the cottages.

Indoor Attractions

James A. Gaston Visitor Center - Interpretive exhibits, theater showing the history of the dam and the area, observation tower and deck, and gift shop make up the features of this center. It's also perfect for capturing the sunrise over Bull Shoals Lake or the sunset over the White River. - 870-445-3629- 153 Dam Overlook Lane next to Bull Shoals Dam - Visitor Center Details and Directions.

Bull Shoals Theater - "The Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of providing a professional environment for the Performing Arts and to establish a live Entertainment Center." ( - Schedule of Events and ticket outlets.

Lake Access & Fishing

Dam Site Park - boat launch and bank fishing
Brown's Beach - boat launch and bank fishing
Point Return Public Use Area - bank fishing
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock - boat launch and services/supplies
Fishing Guides are available!