Beaver Lake

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Beaver Lake

Arkansas

(479) 636-1210

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Overview

Beaver Lake is a nature lover's delight during all seasons. Towering limestone bluffs, natural caves and a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs afford shutter bugs and nature lovers many hours of enjoyment throughout the year.

In spring, visitors can enjoy a pleasant drive along hillsides quilted with beautiful redbud, serviceberry and dogwood blossoms.

Then between the sheer enjoyment of summer and the peaceful solitude of winter, visitors can hike along several nature trails and watch the autumn foliage ignite into fiery displays.

Beaver Lake is nestled high in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, the birthplace of the White River. With some 487 miles of natural shoreline, Beaver Lake offers the best in recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

Taking advantage of the natural and scenic beauty, the Corps of Engineers has constructed a variety of recreational facilities around the lake. Paved access roads wind through 12 developed parks. In these campgrounds, visitors can enjoy modern campsites offering electricity and fire rings with drinking water, showers, and restrooms nearby. Other facilities, such as picnic sites, swimming beaches, hiking trails, boat launching ramps, sanitary dump stations, group picnic shelters, and amphitheaters are also available in the parks. Seven Corps of Engineers parks contain year-round commercial marinas providing grocery items, fuel, boat rental and storage, fishing guides, and other supplies and services.

Map of Beaver Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 36.141646, -94.001058

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Activities

  • Boating

    Beaver Lake has more than 28,000 surface acres of water. Various public boat ramps are located throughout the lake area, providing easy access for boaters. Seven Corps of Engineers parks contain year-round commercial marinas providing grocery items, fuel, boat rental and storage, fishing guides, and other supplies and services.

  • Camping

    There are 11 campgrounds situated around Beaver Lake, offering plenty of camping opportunities to visitors. All of the campgrounds have flush toilets, showers, dump stations, and fresh water.

  • Fishing

    Beaver Lake has more than 28,000 surface acres of water. Just below the dam, the bone-chilling waters of the upper White River provides perfect habitat for pole-bending rainbow and record-size German brown trout. The lake itself provides year-round fishing pleasure for adventurous anglers who can try their luck at catching large and small-mouth bass, crappie, bream, white bass, stripers, and channel or spoon-bill catfish.

  • Hiking

    Several hiking trails are located around the lake. Most are short trails, offering a leisurely stroll, while two are several miles long and offer great views of the area.

  • Hunting

    Hunters will find game plentiful in northwest Arkansas. A mixture of hardwood and evergreen forest provides a good home to many different species of wildlife. While Beaver Lake is conveniently located near several population centers, within a short driving distance hunters can find many remote areas where they can match wits with various types of upland game animals such as deer, rabbits and squirrels.

  • Picnicking

    Nine public picnic grounds are located around the edge of the lake.

  • RVing

    There are 11 campgrounds situated around Beaver Lake, offering plenty of camping opportunities to visitors. All of the campgrounds have flush toilets, showers, dump stations, and fresh water. A few of the campgrounds offer 50 amp electric hook-ups. Contact the Beaver Lake office for availability.

  • Water Sports

    The large lake offers a great number of opportunities for water sports. Go water skiing, swimming, and even scuba diving at Beaver Lake.

Directions

Driving

From Fayetteville, 22 mi N on US 71, then E on US 62.

Flying

The closest major airport is in Little Rock. A variety of car rental agencies is available.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(479) 636-1210

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