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Bull Shoals-White River State Park

Outstanding park facilities above and below Bull Shoals Dam and on the White River, world famous for its trout fishing

Check out the slide shows, pictures, videos, and information below.

Bull Shoals Dam-Flood Gates Open
Fly Fishing in the White River

The Jim Gaston Visitor Center above the dam overlooks both the Bull Shoals Lake and the White River. This center has displays of the history of the building of the dam and information about the fishery in both water sources. Below the dam is a campground with RV, trailer, and tent sites strung along the banks of the White River, world famous for its great trout fishing. The only lodging in the park are 3 Rent-An-RV sites, but there is a well renowned resort, Gaston's, just down the road from the park. There are also, other resorts and motels in the area. We live near this park and spend a lot time visiting it for casual walking or hiking one of the trails. The park campground is being remodeled in 2018 to accommodate more full-hookup sites. There are two hiking trails plus a bike trail, and outstanding playground facilities at the campground area and the park picnic area above the dam. The city of Mountain Home, Arkansas, is about 15 miles from this park, and the communities of Lakeview and Bull Shoals are located on either side of the dam, which is the fifth highest concrete dam in the country. The facility has 8 generators and 17 flood gates and is used for flood control and electric power generation.


For more information about this park, Click Here to check out the Arkansas State Park website.

 Sign at Gaston Visitor Center
Visitor Center Building

The Gaston Visitor Center is definitely worth a stop when in the area. This is located above the dam on the Bull Shoals side of the dam. History of the building of the dam, displays of the fishery in the lake and river, and views are over the top.

View of dam & center from river

This 2 1/4 minute video shows the beautiful Gaston Visitor Center and highlights the beauty of the Ozark area around it.

Below the Dam on the Lakeview Side, You Have One of the Nicest Campgrounds in Arkansas. Many Have Full Hook-ups and Several Are Riverside. Check Out Pictures Below for Some of the Sites You Will See When You Visit.
Entrance sign
Campgroud Office
Boat on White River.
Fishing from bank by campground
View of Tower of the Ozarks in the spring

Looking at the Tower of the Ozarks from the campground during the springtime.

There is a Mountain Bike Trail in the Park As Well As Two Hiking Trails.

You Will Find the Park Beautiful Spring, Summer, or Fall and Even Winter.

Trailhead for Mountain Biking
Campground in springtime
Boat on White River in early spring
Trailhead for hiking path above the dam

Hiking Trail Above Is Located in Picnic Area Above the Dam. Picture Below Looks At the Dam from a Golf Course, Presently Not Operating.

Fall picture below Bull Shoals Dam

Ken Click did this 10 1/2 minute video. It is a bit long to watch but shows the park and its amenities really well if you want to really know what it looks like.  There are been some upgrades done to the campground so there are more full hook-up sites since this video was done.

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