Bull Shoals Lake Management Lands

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Bull Shoals Lake ML spreads across southwest Ozark County, eastern Taney County and northern Arkansas. Several county and state roads provide access to the lake. Please see area map for details.


Bull Shoals Lake ML has more than 16,000 acres of fishable water. Permanent streams in the area include Swan Creek, Beaver Creek, Big Creek, Pond Fork, Little Norfork, and Spring Creek. The area also contains large tracts of forest and wetlands in addition to savanna, old fields, and glades. Facilities are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and include boat ramps, jetties and docks, camping areas, picnic grounds and pavilions. For more information, contact the Ozark Regional Office, West Plains, MO.

General Information





  • All facilities associated with this area are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers located at the Mtn. Home Project Office, phone #: (870) 425-2700.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  On Corps Of Engineers designated camping areas.  
Canoeing  Bull Shoals Lake and associated tributaries  
Demonstrations  Several native grass plantings. 
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Crappie Good population.  
Fishing - Other Good population. Walleye  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Good population.  
Hunting-Quail Good population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Dock - Boat/Courtesy   Corps of Engineers 
Parking Lot  15  Gravel lots maintained by MDC staff 

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  3.00 acres  
Spring  15 1000.00 # gallons per day Flow varies.  
Stream - Intermittent  21 20.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Little Norfork 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Pond Fork 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Big Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Beaver Creek 2.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Spring Creek 1.00 miles  
Stream - Permanent Swan Creek 1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 3544.00  
Crop Land 1954.00 MDC and Ag Crop  
Glade 1583.00  
Wetland 4415.00  
Savanna 3078.00  
Lakes/Ponds 16111.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 803.00  
Old Field 3248.00  
Total Area Acres:34736.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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