Bull Shoals Lake Resorts

Missouri Lake Resorts and Lodging
Bull Shoals Lake was made out of the white river when in 1947 the white river was dammed up by Bull Shoals Dam, which is one of the largest concrete dams in the United States. Most of Bull Shoals lake is in Arkansas, a little farther from Branson than either Table Rock or Taneycomo. The majority of the resorts on Bull Shoals Lake are found in the southwestern section of the lake. Because of it relative lack of development vacationing at Bull Shoals Lake is very affordable, you can expect to spend around $100.00 per night at a cabin in a typical Bull Shoals Lake resort. Overall most of the resorts on Bull Shoals are mom and pop operations with around 10-15 cabins, but there are several upsacale resorts on the lake that offer some very luxurious accommodations. Bull Shoals spans over 50 miles with the northern end touching popular Shadow Rock Park near the mouth of Swan Creek in Forsyth, Missouri. Bull Shoals Lake is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who put restrictions on building near the shoreline which has resulted in virtually no shoreline development around the lake. The closest resorts on Bull Shoals have to be built over 100 feet from normal pool which allows for a beautiful wooded buffer zone all around the lake. This rule is very unique and it offers visitors great views of the lake since there are no cabins dotting the shores of the lake, all the cabins are tucked away up into the woodline. This does not mean that there is nowhere to stay for visitors, Bull Shoals has plenty of resorts and lodging for any potential visitor with larger upscale lake resorts dotting the land surrounding the lake as well as a surplus of camp sites all along the shores of the lake. Because of the afor-mentioned restrictions on the Building/owning of Docks and houses on the shoreline the lake consequently has very little boating traffic when compared to other larger lakes in the state of Missouri such as Table Rock or the Ozarks. This makes Bull Shoals is an ideal lake for water sports such as skiing, boating, swimming, cliff jumping, jet-skiing and Fishing. One great aspect is that it is especially well suited for scuba diving as the water in the lake is some of the most crystal clear in the whole state, and the local dive shops have sunken many interesting pieces of equipment in the lake such as a old Vietnam US military boat. With the exception of Toledo Bend Reservoir, it is doubtful that any lake in the United States has created as many bass fishing legends as has Bull Shoals Lake in northwestern Arkansas and Southwestern Missouri. Among the favorite fishing areas are Howard, Jimmie, sister and Gulley Spring Creeks, all located on the lower half of the lake. Each features shallow flats and gravel points where the bottom does not fall away quite so quickly. These are also very large tributaries where fishermen could literally spend days fishing all the points and coves available to them.


Bull Shoals Lake Resort & Lodging Locator 

Big Creek Resort


Bull Shoals Lake Association


Cactus Ridge Resort


Twin Forks Resort


Timber Ridge


Biltmore Resort

Home > Bull Shoals Lake


Area information for Bull Shoals Lake:
Bull Shoals Lake spans the border between southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. This lake is a favorite vacation destination for people seeking unspoiled natural beauty. It also attracts many anglers in search of bass, walleye, and catfish. The natural beauty of Bull Shoals Lake is protected by the Army Corps of Engineers regulations, which prohibit the building of resorts and other residential structures on the shoreline. These restrictions allow the lake to remain in its pristine natural state, offering visitors an untapped nature experience that keeps them coming back for years. If you are looking to escape the heavy boating traffic that frequents many of the other lakes in the Missouri Ozarks then Bull Shoals is the ideal destination for you.


Featured Resorts on Bull Shoals Lake

Cactus Ridge Resort
  Cactus Ridge Resort
At Bull Shoals Lake we do not have high prices, crowded sandy beaches, sharks, bumper-to-bumper traffic, Jelly fish, hundreds of boats in every cove, loud noises to keep you from sleeping, polluted lake water, undertows, high waves, Alligators, unclear air, over development near the lake or large oversized boats.

Cactus Ridge Resort

Big Creek Resort
  Big Creek Resort
Situated On the Spring Creek Arm of Bull Shoals Lake in the Ozark Mountains of Theodosia, Missouri. Come stay with us for a fun and relaxing vacation. We know you will be back! Call today to reserve your cabins for your 3-day weekends, vacations, holidays and reunions.

Big Creek Resort

Biltmore Resort
  Biltmore Resort
Located in Isabella, Missouri on the northern shores of Bull Shoals Lake where the fishing is great year round. There are plenty of recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy! Fishing, boating, water skiing, bird watching, hiking and hunting. What ever the reason, what ever the season you'll find it at Biltmore Resort.

Biltmore Resort

Photo Enhanced Listngs on Bull Shoals Lake

Thunder Bay Resort
  Thunder Bay Resort
Thunder Bay Resort is under new management. Our resort offer clean comfortable cabins at very affordable rates. If you have any questions or would like to book a trip please call 417-273-4222 or email thunderbayresort@aol.com

Thunder Bay Resort

Bull Shoals Lake Association
  Bull Shoals Lake Association
Remember when you could take a great vacation on a lake, escaping the crowds, the noise, and the pollution? That vacation joy has disappeared in America's lake destinations closer to large metro areas. But here in Ozark County, Missouri, the Missouri Bull Shoals Lake Country, it's still all yours.

Bull Shoals Lake Association

Bull Shoals Lake Golf Courses

Rivercliff Golf Course
  Rivercliff Golf Course
Rivercliff is an 18-hole 6382 yard scenic golf course located just below Bull Shoals Dam only a few minutes from the Lake. The beautiful front nine runs right beside the White River just below the dam and back nine is built into a large canyon where tight fairways and a meandering creek create a scenic and difficult golfing challenge.

Rivercliff Golf Course

Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Twin Lakes Golf Course
Twin Lakes Golf Course is located off Highway 62 close to the 412 by-pass in the Eastern side of Mountain Home. Twin Lakes Golf Course is an 18 hole - par 70 semi-private golf course with rolling tree-lined fairways, bentgrass greens, ponds and brooks that provide the golfer with a beautiful setting to enjoy golf.

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Theodosia Country Club
  Theodosia Country Club
heodosia Country Club, located in Theodosia, MO, is a beautiful nine hole par 34 Golf Course set in the scenic Ozarks of Southwestern Missouri. It has bentgrass greens, zoysia tees and fairways, Pro Shop and Lounge, Driving Range, and Rental Carts.

Theodosia Country Club

Mountain Village Mini Golf
  Mountain Village Mini Golf
Mountain Village Mini Golf Course is situated on 2 acres under the shade of several large oak trees. The course is lighted for night play. The greens fees are $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

Mountain Village Mini Golf

Big Creek Golf & Country Club
  Big Creek Golf & Country Club
Big Creek Golf & Country Club sprawls over nearly 200 acres of rolling Ozark terrain featuring four lakes and Big Creek itself. White sand bunkers, lush zoysia fairways and L-93 bent grass greens provide a perfect setting for a memorable test of golf. The course features five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5,068 yards up to 7,320 yards making the course great for amatures and serious golfers alike.

Big Creek Golf & Country Club

Scuba Shops Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Boat Dock
  Bull Shoals Boat Dock
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock offers a full service P.A.D.I. training facility taught by master scuba instructor Johnnie Arellano. They offer specialty courses in underwater navigation, night diving, wreck diving, photography, deep diving, search & recovery.

Bull Shoals Boat Dock

Wagon Wheel Resort
  Wagon Wheel Resort
Located north of Harrison between Branson and the town of Bull shoals Wagon Wheel Resort has a 125 slip Marina that has a full service bait shop which also offers a scuba air fill station.

Wagon Wheel Resort

Pontiac Cove Marina
  Pontiac Cove Marina
The marina offers long-term and short-term slip rentals, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, plus an easily maneuverable fuel dock that can accommodate three boats at a time. Other amenities include a scuba air fill station, convenience store and gift shop.

Pontiac Cove Marina

Fishing Guides on Bull Shoals Lake

Ozark Mountain Fly Fishing
  Davy Wotton
Davy Wotton has fly fishing experience in 40 countries, and he is a world recognized author, instructor, and fly tier. Davy Offers guided fly fishing services in the Ozark Mountains including The White River, The North Fork River, Buffalo National River and many more.

Davy Wotton

Bull Shoals Boat Dock
  Bull Shoals Boat Dock
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock employees several full-time professional fishing guides. All have at least 10 years experience with us, and several have many more years experience. All of our guides are excellent anglers and hosts who not only know how to fish both lake and river, but how to conduct an enjoyable, safe outing.

Bull Shoals Boat Dock



Additional Bull Shoals Lake Resorts:


Lakewood Resort
Cedar Creek Cove
Blue Waters Resort
Theodosia Marina River Cliff's Cabins
Bull Shoals Lake Resort The Log Cabin
Buffalo River Cabins Bull Shoals Boat Dock
Grizzly Turtle Lodge