Bull Shoals has three beautiful parks.

Roy Danuser City Park offers basketball and volleyball courts, hiking trails, baseball diamond, playground and an archery shooting area.  The park offers plenty of shade, picnic tables, clean washrooms, large pavilion and a bandstand.  Danuser Park is where numerous community activities and festivals take place.

Dam Site RV Park and Campground is located just north of the Bull Shoals Lake Dam.  The park offers 33 RV-ready campsites.  Point Return Public Use Area off of Browns Beach Road has our primitive camping area for tent or pop-up camping only and also has a playground and pavilions available.

Brown's Beach is a designated area for swimming and the city boat launch.  It is a very popular spot throughout the warmer months.

Bull Shoals Lake area is the perfect playground for water sports, including water skiing, boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming.  There are many resorts and marinas in the area offering rentals and opportunities for such activities.

Bull Shoals Lake at 45,440 acres is Arkansas's largest lake with waters stretching across North Central Arkansas and across the border into Missouri. Anglers and water sports enthusiasts are drawn to the lake's clear waters and Ozark scenery, and it's considered one of the finest fishing lakes in Arkansas.  It was actually on the top 10 Great Places to Go Bass Fishing in USA Today!  Anglers can put their skills to the test fishing for lunker bass, crappie, bream and a variety of other fish species found in this fishing paradise. So if you like to catch largemouth bass, striped bass, rainbow trout, enjoy boating, tubing, wake boarding, hiking, camping, horseback riding, caving, scuba diving or any other outdoor activities, Bull Shoals, Arkansas is the number one destination for your vacation travels.

Bull Shoals Lake

Lake Access & Fishing

Hiking & Trails

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-3pm

             Saturday 10am-12:30pm

Location: 1218 Central Blvd

Phone: 870-445-4265

Library Web Site :

Bull Shoals Public Library

Vist the indoor and outdoor attractions here in Bull Shoals.

James A. Gaston Visitor Center - Interpretive exhibits, theater showing the history of the dam and the area, observation tower and deck, and gift shop make up the features of this center.  It's also perfect for capturing the sunrise over Bull Shoals Lake or the sunset over the White River. - 870-445-3629- 153 Dam Overlook Lane next to Bull Shoals Dam - Visitor Center Details and Directions

Bull Shoals Theater - "The Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of providing a professional environment for the Performing Arts and to establish a live Entertainment Center." ( - To view the Schedule of Events and ticket outlets click HERE.


This beautiful city park is named after Roy Danuser.

An area lawyer, "he served his community in many ways and was a respected and beloved civic leader, spearheading the effort for a community hospital in Bull Shoals and supporting the development of Baxter Regional Hospital. With his dear friends Rosemary and George Fisher he developed Mountain Village 1890, Bull Shoals Caverns, and Top of the Ozarks tower.

He was deeply devoted to his family, his friends, and his trout fishing, and he was widely known as a great story-teller.  He often said that he lived in the most beautiful part of the country." -



Pavilions and Public Use Areas

Roy Danuser City Park - Marilyn Ave.

*Call City Hall to reserve the pavilion.

Play Structures and Hiking Trails

Trails by Arkansas Master Naturalists:

  • Joan McKilip Green Loop Trail - wheelchair - 0.25 miles
  • Joan McKilip Blue Loop Trail - Easy - 0.5 miles
  • Red Loop Trail - Difficult - 0.75 miles
  • State Park Visitor Center - Difficult - 0.75

Sporting Recreation Areas

Basketball Court

Baseball Diamond

Sand Volleyball Court

Archery Deck

Archery Range Information:

  • The range is open to the public.
  • Broad tips are prohibited unless you use your own target.
  • Please leave the area free of trash.

A summer youth archery program is available.  Email City Hall for question and information about the program.

Archery Range

Bull Shoals City Hall - P.O. Box 390 - 706 CS Woods Blvd - Bull Shoals, AR 72619 - 870-445-4775

Bull Shoals Chamber of Commerce - 612 Central Blvd. - Bull Shoals, AR 72619 - 800-447-1290 -

Marion County Courthouse - 300 E. Old Main St. - Yellville, AR 72687 -

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