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Bull Shoals State Park- Bull Shoals State Park is located in the Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas. The park is noted for its superb rainbow and brown trout fishing in the White River.

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Description - Bull Shoals Lake, located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, is popular year-round as each season unfolds a new panorama. Summer contrasts lush green hardwoods and cedar glades against towering rocky bluffs and unusual rock formations. Fall foliage presents the renowned "Flaming Fall Revue." Bull Shoals Lake is a water sports paradise. Park areas offer modern camping conveniences around the lake. Marinas have rental boats, supplies, and guides for hire.

Attractions - Bull Shoals Lake is a popular area with anglers for its lunker bass. The hardwood and pine-clad hills around the lake provide scenic beauty and a ready haven for the hiker and nature lover, while the over 1,000 miles of shoreline provide hidden coves and inlets popular with the fisherman and water sportsman. A dam forms the 45,440 acre lake where anglers enjoy lunker bass, trout, catfish, crappie and bream-filled waters. The lake also borders Bull Shoals State Park.

Recreation - Plenty of fishing opportunities are found at Bull Shoals Lake. Float trips and trout fishing are also available on the White River nearby.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Bull Shoals Lake is located in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas. From Little Rock, travel 135 miles north on US 65, then 50 miles east on US 62 to Flippin, and finally 4 miles north to lake.


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Bull Shoals Lake, P.O. Box 369 , Mountain Home, AR, 72654-0369, Phone: 870-425-2700

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Ozark Mountains Region - The Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas provide abundant outdoor recreation, scenic driving and developed urban areas.

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