Beaver Lake


Beaver Lake

Town(s): Eureka Springs AR, Green Forest AR, Springdale AR, Bella Vista AR, Berryville AR, Fayetteville AR, Rogers AR, Gravette AR, Lowell AR, Siloam Springs AR, Garfield AR, Huntsville AR, Decatur AR, Bentonville AR, Gentry AR, Hindsville AR, Pea Ridge AR, Maysville AR, Cave Springs AR, Sulphur Springs AR, Alpena AR
Local Name: Beaver Lake

Size: 31700 acres
Average Depth: 60 feet
Maximum Depth: 203 feet

Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Beaver Lake, a popular Ozark Mountain destination, is located in Northwest Arkansas. The United States Army Corps of Engineers began the construction of Beaver Dam in 1960, completing the project in 1964, on the Upper White River, thus forming Beaver Lake. The lake was created primarily for flood control, but also serves as a source for hydroelectric power, a drinking water supply, and of course recreation.

Beaver Lake boasts an impressive 483 mi of shoreline. Towering limestone bluffs, caves, and an array of trees and flowering shrubs, make Beaver Lake a hot spot for adventurers. The Hobbs State Management Area is the largest state park area in Arkansas encompassing 22 miles of shoreline. Surrounding trails allow for primitive camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It is also the only Arkansas state park that allows for seasonal hunting.

The US Army Corps of Engineers manages and maintains several parks, trails, and campgrounds around Beaver Lake as well. All of the parks offer modernized campsites with water, showers, electricity, restrooms and fire rings. The parks also have dumping stations and boat launches.

Along with a rich history and unsurpassed natural beauty Beaver lake is home exceptional fishing, boating and scuba diving. There are several full-service marinas that caterer to all types of boaters. The crystal-clear water is a fisherman's dream. Large and smallmouth bass, stripers and spoonbill catfish are only a few of the species that populate Beaver Lake. Cold water fishing is accessible below the dam along the White River. Beaver lake also hosts multiple fishing tournaments, locally and nationally ranked!


Beaver lake welcomes millions of visitors each year. The lake offers the best in recreational adventures for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Naturalists and hunters can enjoy the public lands adjoining the lake. A diverse wildlife and exciting landscape filled with limestone bluffs and natural crevices supply nature lovers hours of enjoyment during all seasons. Beaver lake is nationally known for fishing attracting Anglers from all over. Boating, scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking and of course swimming are just as popular, making Beaver lake a go to destination for everyone.


Vegetation Growth: Unknown
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Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: Unknown