Welcome to Bull Shoals

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Welcome to Bull Shoals, Arkansas: a friendly, small town in the hills of the Ozarks. It is situated on a peninsula jutting out into the Bull Shoals Lake in North Central Arkansas.

Visitors and locals alike enjoy the grand Bull Shoals Dam which creates the Lake and the world famous trout fishery, the White River, flowing southward from it. Locally, the Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake area is known as the Twin Lakes. We are also blessed with three rivers: White River, North Fork River and Buffalo National River, well known for its smallmouth bass fishing.

The whole area is a mecca for the outdoors-man. Bass, striped bass, crappie and walleye fishing is year-round on the lakes. Rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout are also abundant year round in the cool 48-52 degree waters of the White River. The approaching of deer season sets off an obsession. Bow hunting, black powder and modern gun seasons are provided and offer all hunters great opportunities.


In the warmer months, bow fishing, spear fishing, swimming and diving are also popular in our clear, pristine lakes. Where Bull Shoals Lakes really shines is with its 1,000 miles of shoreline which gives the pleasure boaters a chance to enjoy the selected water sports; be it skiing, tubing, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking or just floating around in the bay. The beauty of Bull Shoals Lake, the mountains and our sunsets are unforgettable.

Bull Shoals also has everything one needs for day to day living - with the natural beauty of the area being a sought-after bonus. Located in town are restaurants, a bowling alley, health club, retail and grocery stores, churches, banks, dentist, pharmacy, medical practitioner and more.

Recreation is truly the attraction in Bull Shoals. Multiple resorts, parks, lake and river access locations for fishing and swimming, a live theater, archery and shooting range, a cavern and many events throughout the year give folks a variety of things to do whether they are interested in something entertaining or just simply a place to relax.