Lost Bridge North Campground sits along the vast shores of Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, offering spacious and sunny campsites and an abundance of recreational activities.
Fishing opportunities are plentiful near Lost Bridge North Campground. Beaver Lake has more than 28,000 surface acres of water, and anglers can try their luck at catching large and small-mouth bass, crappie, bream, white bass, stripers, and channel or spoon-bill catfish. Just below the dam, the cold waters of the upper White River provide a perfect habitat for pole-bending rainbow and record-size German brown trout.
Several trails snake throughout the Ozark Mountains, offering peaceful hiking, biking and wildlife viewing opportunities for visitors.
Hunters will find game plentiful in northwest Arkansas. A mixture of hardwood and evergreen forest provides a good home to many different species of wildlife. While Beaver Lake is conveniently located near several population centers, within a short driving distance hunters can find remote areas filled with upland game animals such as deer, rabbits and squirrels.
Many other sports and activities await campers, including boating, swimming, picnicking, scuba diving, water skiing, spelunking and sightseeing.
Lost Bridge North Campground has large campsites with plenty of shade and room for activities, and is steps away from the lake shore. Fire rings, picnic areas, drinking water and flush toilets all make for a comfortable camping getaway.
Towering limestone bluffs, natural caves and a variety of trees and flowering shrubs surround Lost Bridge North Campground, making it an ideal retreat for outdoor enthusiasts.
Beaver Lake and Dam, completed in 1966, was constructed in the White River Basin and boasts 449 miles of beautiful shoreline at the top of the conservation pool.
Although the dam was originally built for flood control, hydroelectric power and public water supply, it has also created a popular recreational oasis.
Several marinas are located around the lake, offering groceries, fuel, boat rentals and storage, fishing guides and camping supplies. Click here for more information.
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We had a great time at this campground. We stayed in the “overflow” of this campground and much preferred the quiet setting that was partially empty to the packed main campground. We had to drive to the swimming beach but not a big deal. We also loved the great shade and breeze that blew through our campsite. Kept us cool on one of the hottest weekends of the year. Much shadier in the "overflow" campground than the main campground.
There is a 5-mile trail that runs through the park. Pretty hard to follow in spots but one side of it runs along the lake and is beautiful. There are also some historical aspects to the trail that are interesting.
Swim beach is okay. Make sure to pack water shoes. There isn't sand and it is very rocky.
Good shade beautiful place
Love this campground. Quiet peaceful right on the lake. Not the best kid friendly but they can enjoy some aspects of the park. Great hiking . Swimming area for kids. Marina right in park. All sites electric. No water at the sites. Up on a hill but all sites are level with great views of the lake. No showers in park area . Bathroom toilets at top of park. Many deer to watch. Not much good to ride bikes on .
The campsites are clean and level. Camped with a few disabled campers, and the sites were very accessible. You can camp right on the water and the views are beautiful.
Showers and bathrooms on site. A swim beach with drive up access. Picnic tables, water, and fire pits at each campsite. Lots of shade to keep you cool in the summer.
Bonus: The camp hosts are friendly and super cool. They lead some amazing lives, ask them about digging up dinosaur bones.
Loved the site 9 and 10 was in the shade and right on the water . Great boat dock and plenty of parking . We was able to launch our kayaks from our camp site . Nice clean showers . The view from camp was absolutely beautiful . There is a place not to far away called Turpentine Creek wildlife refuge let me tell you that this is a place where these animals have been saved from a life of pain . The refuge has taken in these babies and now they do not have to worry about food . Every dollar that comes in goes to helping them so if you want to donate to something good this is it . They are a non- profit rescues facility for neglected and unwanted captive exotic cats. Pea Ridge Battle grounds is in the area to. Lots of places to see there.
Lost Bridge North is great, but I liked its sister campground a little better so I marked it as a three star. The North campground is a lot bigger and seems a little more crowded. Having said that it is very nice and is a solid option if the South is full.
GEAR REVIEW: Esbit Camp Stove = 3 stars. I bought one of these stoves at REI for $12.95 plus tax. It weighs 3.25 ounces and comes with 6 fuel tabs. They purport to be nearly odorless and no ash residue. That is kind of true.
The tabs do have a slight odor when burning but it is not bad. There is no "ash" residue from the fuel tab but it does leave a little chemical residue where the tab was sitting.
You should know that the fuel tabs last about 10-12 minutes long and therefore are really only good for bringing one or two cups of water to a boil. If you want to cook for longer than that you will need to use multiple fuel tabs. The tabs are also a little more difficult to light, especially if there is a wind. Plan on using multiple matches. Once the tab is fully engulfed you don't have mach to worry about it staying lit.
It is a great alternative to a fuel stove for backpacking because of the weight, but it comes with its limitations. I give it a three stars for weight and price.