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Shoals Lake, the largest lake in Arkansas, is located on the border of Northern
Arkansas and Southern Missouri. It is just one of a series of five lakes in
the upper White River Basin which goes through both Missouri and Arkansas.
The entire Bull Shoals Project area contains 40,953 ha (101,196 acres). Of
that area, water can cover between 28,733 ha (71,000 acres) at flood control
level and 18,389 ha (45,440 acres) at conservation pool level. All of this
water gives the lake a shoreline ranging from 1191 km to 1690 km. Thats about
the distance from Kansas City to Denver.
Bull Shoals Lake Dam was completed in 1951 at a cost of $86 million. At the
time it was the 5th largest concrete dam in the U.S. The lake was built in
a beautiful area which is generally rugged with many fascinating geological
formations. The topography of this ozark region varies from steep bluffs to
gently sloping points. A simple topographic map of the lake can be viewed
website will discuss the wildlife you are likely to see, the recreation activities
at the lake and surrounding areas, and the shoreline management plan developed
by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conserve the massive extent of shorelines
at the lake for future generations. To view a map of the entire Bull Shoals
Project, click here.