The Bull Shoals Dam is one of the largest dams of its kind in the United States and Bull Shoals is one of the more impressively massive lakes in Arkansas. The Ozark Mountains are the backdrop to these clear waters and thick forests shade the lake.
The shoreline is as much an attraction to houseboaters as the open water itself. No sand on these banks - these shores are more dramatic. A little clay, plenty of shelf rock and ledges, bluffs as well as more gradual slope-downs to the water - these lend a wildness to Bull Shoals Lake. Houseboating here, with the forests and the gentle peaks of the Ozarks rising everywhere around you, with the shoreline offering endless coves and inlets, is true exploration.
Bull Shoals Lake is also spectacular for its fish, and it is rich in many species. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass, as well as rainbow trout, walleye and several varieties of catfish are some of the popular sport species in the lake. Watch the wooded shores for birds and wildlife.