South Shore Communities
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South Shore Communities
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Recreation in the South Shore

Recreation in the South Shore area revolves around water and the outdoors.

The White River, which forms Bull Shoals Lake, flows from the base of Bull Shoals dam. It is especially famous for its rainbow trout fishing. Many outfitters in the area provide guide service and rent boats and equipment.

The North Fork River was the first area river dammed in the early 1940s and forms Lake Norfork. It flows for only about four miles from the base of Norfork Dam before it enters the White River at Norfork. The confluence of the rivers was probably one of the reasons for the early settlement of the immediate area.

While fishing is what most folks like to do around these bodies of water, floating any of the rivers just to enjoy the scenery and observe the wildlife that can be seen is an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike. Access points are numerous and the scenery is spectacular.

Current lake levels and power generation activity at both Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake are available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at (870) 431-5311. Information is updated hourly, and 10 callers may hear the recording at the same time. Additional information is available from the Corps of Engineers office, (870) 425-2700.

In addition to the area rivers which have been dammed to form our lakes, the area is home to the nation's first wilderness river, the Buffalo National River. Many outfitters have canoes available to rent on the Buffalo, but don't rule out bringing your own inner tubes in late May or June -- floating in a tube is much less work than paddling a canoe! If you decide at the last minute to try a tube float, special large tubes are available for rent.

Water Activities on Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Norfork
Swimming, scuba diving, water skiing,boating, power skis






Sightseeing and Other Attractions

Throughout the South Shore of Bull Shoals Lake and the Ozark Mountain Region

Branson Activities

Branson, Missouri, one of America's top vacation destinations, is less than a two-hour drive from any place in the South Shore area. 

  • Musical shows
  • Comedy shows
  • Theme parks
  • Ride the Ducks
  • IMAX theater complex
  • Branson Scenic Railway
  • Riverboat shows - Offering show and attraction tickets, ready-made vacation packages and customized packages for Branson, Missouri.

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South Shore Communities:

Bull Shoals
Diamond City
Lead Hill


Neighboring South Shore Communities:

Calico Rock
Lake Norfork

Mountain Home

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