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Bull Shoals Lake In Missouri

Bull Shoals Lake, Missouri

Boating Activities

Nestled in Missouri, Bull Shoals Lake is a captivating destination for boating enthusiasts, offering a vast expanse of clear waters surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Boating on this lake is a true delight, as visitors can cruise along its serene surface, taking in the scenic beauty of the Ozark Mountains and lush greenery that surround the area.

Bull Shoals Lake is home to several marinas, providing boaters with convenient access to necessary amenities and services. Boaters can find everything they need, from fueling stations and boat supplies to friendly staff who can offer guidance and assistance. These marinas are a hub for boating activity and serve as a focal point for those seeking a memorable boating experience.

For thrill-seekers and water sports enthusiasts, Bull Shoals Lake is a haven for popular water activities. From water skiing and wakeboarding to tubing and jet skiing, the lake caters to all adrenaline-seeking individuals. The spacious waters and gentle waves make it an ideal playground for these exhilarating water sports, guaranteeing hours of fun and excitement for all who partake.

Boat launch ramps are conveniently scattered along the lake's shoreline, ensuring easy access for boaters to launch their vessels and set sail. Whether they are embarking on a leisurely cruise or an adventurous journey, boaters can easily reach the heart of the lake through these well-maintained boat launch ramps.

Marinas at Bull Shoals Lake offer rental boats available by the hour or the day. This option opens up a world of possibilities for visitors to experience the joys of boating without the commitment of owning a vessel. Rental boats come in various types, catering to different preferences and needs, and offer a cost-effective way to explore the lake.

The boating season at Bull Shoals Lake typically spans from spring to fall, coinciding with the warmer months of the year. During this time, the lake's beauty is further enhanced by blooming flora and pleasant weather, creating an inviting atmosphere for boaters and visitors alike.

Beyond boating, Bull Shoals Lake is renowned for its excellent fishing. The lake is teeming with a variety of fish species, making it a popular destination for anglers seeking a rewarding fishing experience. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines and immerse themselves in the tranquility of the lake while trying to catch their prized catch.

For those seeking a complete outdoor experience, camping facilities are available near Bull Shoals Lake. Camping by the lake's edge allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the soothing sounds of water gently lapping against the shoreline, creating unforgettable memories under the starlit sky.

With its enchanting beauty, numerous marinas, thrilling water sports, and abundant fishing opportunities, Bull Shoals Lake remains a beloved destination for boaters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike, providing an idyllic escape into the natural wonders of Missouri's waterways.

Boating, camping and fishing.

For boating and outdoor enthusiasts, the Bull Shoals Lake area is a great destination, whether for boating, fishing, camping, hiking, vacation or simply a place to take the family for a weekend. Multiple marinas and several rental boat options are conveniently located around the lake. Lots of access and boat ramps in both Missouri and Arkansas. There is over 1,000 miles of shoreline, plenty of which is accessible for bank fishing. Great bass fishing, crappie fishing, catfish and many other species are abundant. Be sure to add this 71,000-acre lake to your future fishing plans. Pleasure boats, ski boats, bass boats, kayaks, canoes, pontoons and boats are welcome and provide access to this excellent boating waterway.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


City of Branson Lakeside RV Campground - 417 334-2915

Shadow Rock Park Campground - 417 546-2876

Branson Family Campground - 417 546-3000

Bar B RV Park - 417 546-4222

River Run Campground - 417 546-3646

Theo's RV Park & Campground - 417 712-4443

Buck Creek Gate House Campground - 417 785-4313

Bull Shoals Lake Map


Fish species found in Bull Shoals Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, longear sunfish, warmouth, white bass and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Longear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass

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Local Contact Information

Pontiac Cove Marina, Campground & Lake Harbour Resort
563 Pontiac Cove Rd
Pontiac, MO 65729
417 679-3676

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