We come here to fly fish and enjoy the scenery. We’ve spent 2 Thanksgiving holidays here and while cold and crisp at night, it’s been great. Sometimes there is fog on the river making for great pictures. The trout are plentiful and definitely test your skill. Sitting next to a campfire at night with hot coco is one of our favorite things. Bull Shoals is a quaint sleepy little town. There is a great antique/fly shop where the owner tells good stories and will even show you how to tie a fly or two.
We had a great time camping Memorial Day Weekend. We tent camped. The campsite was really nice and everyone was very friendly. The visitor center is awesome and the park had several activities available. We went to an owl talk and a bear talk that was very informative. We also did the lake cruise. I would highly recommend this park. This is my favorite camping spot.
This campground is in a beautiful area right on the White River. There is a dock and convenient store within the grounds and chances to see plenty of wildlife. There are some trails provided. Only thing is the waters temperature will cause areas near the water to get cold.
We’ve visited this campground in the hot days of summer, July, and the beginnings of Fall, early October, and we plan to go again and again. By far, we love the sites beginning around the high 20’s ranging through the low 50’s, as they provide the best views and access to the river. There are two convenient stores within the campground. Between the two, you should be able to find any tackle/tool you may have forgotten, plus firewood and ice. Wildlife abounds, from deer, ground hogs, beaver, mink, cranes, eagles and of course, squirrels and raccoons. Plenty of trout fishing too! The cool breeze from the river and the morning/late afternoon fog will have you spellbound if the night sky doesn’t draw you in first.
Bull Shoals SP has a large campground with decent sites. Most of the sites are level and suitable for a tent and have some privacy. The real attraction at this SP is the lake. From fishing to boating to cooling off in the lake, there are plenty of things to do. The playground is large and will entertain the kids for a while. They have a wide range of hiking trails that will suit any experience level. I recommend the Big Bluff trail, at 1 1/2 miles it is a good workout.