Bull Shoals Lake is located in the Ozark Mountain range in north central Arkansas. Bull Shoals is a clear 45,000-acre lake with a forested shoreline. Its tailwater, the White River, is Arkansas' largest river. In springtime, the lake and river are framed by flowering dogwood and redbud trees, in fall, turning leaves provide a colorful display.
The lake is a popular spot for water sports and houseboating. The coves and inlets that make up the 1,000-mile shoreline offer many quiet hideaways. The size of the lake allows plenty of room for recreational boating, water skiing and sailing. Clear water makes it ideal for scuba diving. Eleven marinas sell supplies and rent houseboats and pontoons. Visitors can launch boats at 22 ramps and parks around the lake provide camping, picnicking, swimming and hiking opportunities.
Bull Shoals and the White River are both record-holding fishing venues. Bull Shoals offers bass, panfish and walleye. The White River has been called America's best trout river and is open for fishing year round. Fishing guides, outfitters and resorts serve the anglers who come to float and catch brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout.
Bull Shoals Lake and the White River are located 170 miles north of Little Rock and 15 miles west of Mountain Home. They are accessible via State Highways 5, 7, 14 and 125. Resorts, cabins, lodges and motels are plentiful around the lake and river area and in Mountain Home.