Lost Bridge South 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 South 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 the perfect habitat for pole-bending rainbow and record-sized 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 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 South 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 South 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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This was my family’s inaugural backpacking adventure so it was short but fun! The hiking trail is roughly six miles from start to finish which was perfect for my 7 and 10 year olds who are growing more accustomed to carrying a pack. There are three primitive camp sites on the back side of the trail near the homestead and one on the water just before the trail turns to climb up the hillside.
I recommend hiking the trail backwards of the guide maps so that you finish with the lake view instead of start with it.
One of the better sites on Beaver Lake with a small number of sites, the access to the water is easy and the sites are fair sized. It is on the better end of the lake where the water is clearer and better for activities.. always a fun place to stay.. always busy though, so plan ahead. This campground is close to Starkey, Castle Cove, Hogscald Cove, Penitentiary Cove falls and Beaver Dam.
The campsite had lots of room and we could even park our truck and boat by our camper. the boat ramp was very close and nice. Cool walking trail as well. the dump station is up the road and kind of hard to get in.
Great place to go camping . The mountains and the lake views are beautiful . The restrooms and showers for very clean . If you are all about fishing this is the place for you . While we was there we went to the Reenactment between the North and the South for Pea Ridge Battle and believe me if you have not been to one it is a day to step back in time .
I really like Lost Bridge South and Lost Bridge North. They are on the banks of Beaver Lake and are beautiful. The only downside is both campgrounds are built on the slopes of a hill. The RV and camper pads are level with asphalt, but to pitch a tent can be a bit tricky to find level ground.
Personally I do not like pitching my tent on concrete or rock pads, I prefer good old grass and dirt. Both my tent and my back last a little bit longer when on soft ground versus rocks.
The facilities were clean nice. The showers and bathrooms were pretty good. The only problem was there were no soap dispensers, so bring your own if you like clean hands.
This is a solid four star campground. I highly recommend getting a campsite next to the lake. We had a lot of fun with some great views.