Bull Shoals’ White River

Visiting the Bull Shoals White River area will leave you with the feeling that you want to live here! It fact, the vast majority of residents aren't originally from the area, but migrated from all over the United States.  At one point or another, they came to visit this beautiful area and fell in love with its beauty and decided to make it permanent, or at least decided to retire here.

Bull Shoals Lake is nestled in the beautiful Ozarks and is the largest of the lakes in the White River basin, built to hold flood waters and water for producing power by the Core of Engineers.  The lake is nearly 200 feet deep and offers beautiful crystal clear water with excellent fishing opportunities for experienced anglers.

Below Bull Shoals Dam is one of the country’s most admired and sought after trout rivers, the White River. This river never freezes over and is well known for trophy Brown and Rainbow trout. This lures both fly fishing and spin fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. It runs cold and clear allowing wading when water is low or power generation is minimal, and can be fished by drift boat or river boat when the water is faster and higher.

If you are not familiar White River Trout Fishing, I would recommend you hire a local White River Fishing Guide to show you fishing technique. It will save you lots of time and will be a small price to pay for a great day on the river not to mention the fish you will keep and memories you will make.

Bull Shoals Rental Boats are readily available from several marinas on the lake including house boats, fishing boats and ski boats. You can arrange to stay several days on the lake living in a house boat and truly get to see the lakes beauty from the water.


  • Temporary Lodging
  • Permanent Lodging


  • Boat Rental


  • River Guides
  • Lake Guides


  • Restaurants
  • Grocery

Medical needs

Area Attractions

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing


  • Fishing