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Bull Shoals Dam

153 Dam Overlook Ln, Bull Shoals, AR 72619-2845
+1 870-445-3629
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Stunning Views

We took the kids here when the came to visit. The lake was high and all the gates on the dam were... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Mountain Home, Arkansas
The most beautiful views!

I grew up around the bushels area and the damn was always there and is always been a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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153 Dam Overlook Ln, Bull Shoals, AR 72619-2845
+1 870-445-3629
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took the kids here when the came to visit. The lake was high and all the gates on the dam were open. It was quite a site to see. The James A. Gaston Visitor Center offers some souvenirs and more great views. If you...More

Thank ezchair
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I grew up around the bushels area and the damn was always there and is always been a beautiful architectural masterpiece and the views from the Gaston center and on the damn itself are wonderful every Fourth of July thousands of votes come on the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The view from the visitor center is wonderful, and is nearly as beautiful as it was many decades ago. It gives a feel for the area as it was before the population exploded. Boating, fishing, swimming and camping are all good ways to experience the...More

Thank Candace A
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice visitor center for folks who enjoy history. Clean informitive plenty of parking and open all year.

Thank lovetheozarkshome
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting dam, with a very informative visitor center. Must go to the very top for the breathtaking view of the dam. Walking trail's around the area for bird watching.

Thank Ksrennie
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The dam is a worthwhile site. It opens Bull Shoals lake into the White River. The dam releases water to control flooding. What an experience to hear the horn blow. The gates begin to open and to hear the rush of the water going through...More

Thank retiredtravelers1965
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are in the area we recommend that you take an couple of hours and visit the Bull Shoals Dam and surrounding sites.

Thank LGSchn
Reviewed 26 August 2016

When we first moved here in 1991 we are totally amazed by the area and have loved it ever since! We take every visitor now to the Gaston Overview area! We love the beauty of the area and the lake etc.!!

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Recently went to Bull Shoals welcome center. The history and panoramic views of this area are incredible. History of the White River was eye opening. Must see!!!

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We took our granddaughters to the dam. I wanted to show them highlights of places I would visit when I grew up in the area. I'm pretty sure they enjoyed it. I certainly did! Brought back a lot of memories.

Thank judyk642
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