Beaver Lake, Arkansas

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Renowned for its towering limestone bluffs and natural caves, Beaver Lake is located high in the Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas.

This 28,370-acre lake is the first reservoir created in Arkansas and Missouri along the lengthy White River system and is now one of the most popular boating destinations in the region. Marinas and outfitters are plentiful, and cabins, resorts, and other lodging ring the lake.

The majority of Beaver Lake is located in Benton County. The dam itself is located in West Carroll County. Parts of the lake extend into Washington County and Madison County. U.S. Route 62 runs along the north and west sides of Beaver Lake. Highway 12 roughly follows Beaver Lake for much of its length.

The lake offers clear-water fishing at its north end and dingy water fishing in the tributaries flowing in from the south. Beaver Lake has given up several 40-pound-plus state-record stripers. One prime hot spot encompasses the huge flats near where the White River and War Eagle join in the upper portion of Beaver.  The main river channel averages around 60 to 65 feet deep through this area but is surrounded by flats that average from 10 to 30 feet in depth.

With its natural beauty, rich, diverse history, and crystal clear water, Beaver Lake is sure to beckon to outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, and explorers alike. Everyone will find something that fits them at Beaver Lake.