Recreation in the South Shore area revolves around water and the outdoors. Click below for details about some of the most popular recreational activities in the area.
Bull Shoals Lake Levels
Whether you're camping in a tent, traveling in an RV, relaxing in a cabin, or you'll never run out of options for your getaway to the South Shore. Camp and RV sites are available along the lake and riversides.
Throughout the South Shore of Bull Shoals Lake and the Ozark Mountain Region:
- Fred Berry Conservation Education Center
- James A. Gaston Visitor's Center
- Blanchard Springs Caverns
- Bull Shoals Caverns
- Mountain Village 1890 - historical theme park
- Norfork National Fish Hatchery
- North Central Arkansas Speedway (Friday races during season)
- Ozark Folk Center
- Ozark Vacations
- Wildlife Viewing
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.
- Scuba Diving
- Water skiing
- Jet skis
Floating any of the rivers just to enjoy the scenery and observe the wildlife is an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike. Access points are numerous, and the scenery is spectacular.
The area is home to the nation's first wilderness river, the Buffalo National River. Outfitters in the Buffalo National River Park rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes, as well as provide dropoffs and pickups, meaning you can enjoy a relaxing float trip without any of the work!
Branson, Missouri, one of America's top vacation destinations, is less than a two-hour drive from any place in the South Shore area. Locals view Branson as a getaway spot for shows, shopping, and dining.
- Musical shows
- Comedy shows
- Theme parks
- IMAX theater complex
- Branson Scenic Railway
- Riverboat shows
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