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Largest of the big lakes of the White River, popular for many recreational...

Largest of the big lakes of the White River, popular for many recreational activities.

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$300*
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Guided Fishing Trip from Branson
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Branson Half Day Guided Fishing Trip

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A perfect Getaway

I am here on the lake for work for the next few weeks. I have been on both Table Rock and Beaver. Both of those lake are amazing and this lake is the same. It is deep crystal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I am here on the lake for work for the next few weeks. I have been on both Table Rock and Beaver. Both of those lake are amazing and this lake is the same. It is deep crystal clear water. There is very little boat traffic and very few houses on the lake because it is a Corp of Engineers... More 

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2 Thank Andrew E
Louisville
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Rented a pontoon from Bull Shoals marina (great group of people!) Spent the day exploring the lake. Beautiful scenery, clear water.

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1 Thank BrendaB331
Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Beautiful lake. Caught lot's of fish :) The weather was perfect and the lake was not to crowded. Really enjoyed it :)

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1 Thank seetheworldtoday47
Columbia, Missouri
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323 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This lake is great for boating, fishing, and diving. There are usually lots of houseboats floating around. It has crystal clear water and is very peaceful. Definitely a lake to visit if you're looking for a relaxing getaway!

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1 Thank Lindsey M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The lake was wonderful, other boaters were respectful and the water was perfect. We went on an off week so there was maybe 4-5 other boats on the lake. The lowest level we found was about 30 feet. There is also an island with a beach that I hear is popular although we did not venture the 8 miles to... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've been going for over 20 years now, beautiful lake ! Very clear, great fishing and boating. No boat traffic even on holidays, all the parks are well maintained for easy hook up of travel trailers or just use a tent.

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Thank Tim V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wanted to do a last minute getaway for July 4th.Heard about this beautiful lake.It was a 4 hour ride from Saint Louis. I was lucky to rent a boat for only $25 for 5 hours.It is a beautiful lake.Enjoyed the 4 hrs of the boat ride.Would certainly recommend this attraction for a peaceful get away.

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Thank Neela R
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was our second visit to Bull Shoals State Park. The campsites are very nice with 50amp and sewer and most are pretty level. The visitor's center is a wonderful first stop with an abundance of information about the area and offering special programs. We took the lake cruise and really enjoyed the 2+ hr trip which included viewing the... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went over here to go camping for a couple days while visiting some family in the near area. I found the campgrounds clean, well stocked and generally speaking a good time.

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Harvester, Missouri
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great fishing for trout and walleyes in a scenic setting. Night fishing for walleyes is fine and the trout fishing in the tail waters is beyond wonderful. Air port for fly in near Gaston's Resort. Guided trout fishing or you can wade some areas of the White Tail waters.

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