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Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

Arkansas - Ozark Mountains Region

In the Ozark Mountains, the White River is Internationally famous for its beauty and great trout fishing, and several resorts and full-service marinas are available. Bull Shoals Lake, with more than 45,000 surface acres of water and a 1,000-mile shoreline, is a popular destination for those interested in fishing, water sports or just relaxation. Largemouth bass and big stripers are on the fishing menu. Many accommodations and guide services are available. There are many campgrounds in the area, including Bull Shoals-White River State Park, which also has a full-service marina with rental boats and which offers year-round interpretive programs.

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Cosmic Cavern

Cosmic Cavern was discovered in 1845, but wasn't developed until 1927. The cave features a 9 foot soda straw - the longest known in the Ozarks, and two bottomless lakes, one of which has had trout in it for over 50 years. One of the lakes was discovered in 1993 in the "Silent Splendor"

Berryville, AR Caving

Bull Shoals Lake Fishing

Bull Shoals Lake supports many species of game fish, from crappie to walleye, and is one of the few places where you can fish for bass and trout in the same water. This magnificent lake has produced seven state records, including a monster 53

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Bull Shoals Lake Camping

Campgrounds operated by the Corps of Engineers offer camping enthusiasts a wide variety of opportunities and experiences. Over 500

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Rivercliff Golf Course

Rivercliff Golf Course in Bull Shoals, Arkansas is located in the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Just a few minutes from Bull Shoals Lake and some of the best trout fishing in the country, golfers of every age are welcomed to play this course. Rivercliff is an 18-hole 6382

Bull Shoals, AR Golf Courses

Bull Shoals Lake Trails

The Dogwood Trail, located in Lakeview Park, is the only hiking trail on Corps of Engineers land around Bull Shoals Lake. The trail is 3 miles round trip and rated as moderately difficult. The trailhead is located near the campground dump station.

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Bull Shoals Lake Boating

With over 45,000 surface acres of clear, blue water to explore, Bull Shoals has ample room for boaters, skiers, and fishermen to enjoy their pursuit. Fuel, supplies, and services are available at 11 marinas operated by private concessionaires.

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Pea Ridge National Military Park

Perhaps the best-preserved Civil War battlefield in Arkansas, this 4,300-acre national historic site includes a seven-mile, self-guided auto tour road with 10 stops; a museum; trails; bookstore and visitor center. The March 7-8, 1862

Newport, AR Military

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Call of the Wild Bed & Breakfast is a 450-acre rescue facility with over 100

Eureka Springs, AR Wildlife Refuges

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail

Built by the Corps of Engineers and located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake, one-mile trek to the top rewards visitors with panoramic views of the Ozarks; commercial shuttle services from Fairfield Bay during summer;

Heber Springs, AR Trails

Siloam Springs Museum

Directions: Follow signs from Broadway or Mt. Olive. Pioneer artifacts, documents, vintage clothing

Siloam Springs, AR Museums

Quigley's Castle

Family home built in 1943; surrounded by perennial gardens, lily ponds, secluded benches; exterior of home adorned by stones collected by the builder since childhood; first floor has tropical plants which grow to the ceiling of the second floor; builder'

Eureka Springs, AR Historic Homes

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7

Harrison, AR Scenic Drives

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