Category: Places to Visit

Check out some of the amazing places you can visit in the Ozarks. This is a great resource for planning your next adventure in the Ozarks.

Jim Griffin Access

Jim Griffin Access Park

The Jim Griffin access has a concrete boat ramp and also has a walkway down to the river. This is a catch-and-release area. Barbless hooks are required to be used. There is a handicap-accessible ramp that leads down to the riverside for greater access to all. Be sure and get your Arkansas fishing license and…Read more

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

Shepherd of the hills trout hatchery

The Shepherd of the Hills fish hatchery produces between 350 and 400 thousand pounds of trout each year. It is the largest fish hatchery operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It is located just below Table Rock Dam on Lake Taneycomo. It is just across the dam from the Dewey Short Visitor Center and…Read more

Buck Creek Park

buck creek park

Buck Creek Park is on the north side of Bull Shoals Lake along the Missouri border. The entrance is just uphill from where the Peel Ferry disembarks passengers and vehicles on the north side of the lake. The park includes campsites, a boat launch ramp, a swimming area, and a marina. The Buck Creek marina…Read more

Powersite Dam


The Powersite Dam, also known as Ozark Beach Dam, creates Lake Taneycomo from here upstream to Table Rock Dam. This is a hydroelectric dam that went into service in 1913. The construction of the Powersite dam took 2 years, from 1911-1913. The workers constructing the dam had to live in tents and other shelters at…Read more

River Run Park

River run

River Run Park on Bull Shoals Lake has 32 camping spots with water and electrical hookups. They also have a dump station, showers, and restrooms. There are also 32 campsites for tents with no hookups. The park is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as are many of the parks on Bull Shoals…Read more

Shadow Rock Park

Shadow Rock Park 2

Nestled in the scenic landscape of Forsyth, Missouri, Shadow Rock Park stands as a testament to the beauty of outdoor recreation. More than just a campground, this haven boasts 110 well-equipped campsites that provide an idyllic retreat for nature enthusiasts. Each campsite is thoughtfully designed, with the majority featuring water access and 50-amp electrical hookups,…Read more

Bull Shoals Marina Overlook

Bull Shoals Overlook

Bull Shoals Marina Overlook is a small roadside park within the city of Bull Shoals. You can stop and rest on a bench while you look out at the lake and marina. There is also a covered area with a grill for a quick roadside picnic too. The overlook is located on highway 178 as…Read more

Snow Access To Crooked Creek

snow access

The Snow Access to Crooked Creek is a public access area with a canoe launching ramp and a moderately sized parking area. Smallmouth fishing is also popular on Crooked Creek. Crooked Creek has been recognized as a blue ribbon smallmouth stream. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and small plastic lures are all effective at times. There are also…Read more

Mark Oliver Access

mark oliver access

The Mark Oliver access to Crooked Creek is located in Marion County near the city of Yellville, AR. This access was previously named George’s Creek Access. You can launch canoes to float the creek from the boat ramp. You can also fish for smallmouth bass from along the shore. Crooked Creek also has bass, bluegill,…Read more

Highway 125 Recreation Area

125 rec area

Highway 125 recreation area has camping hookups with water and electricity. There are showers located in the campground. The area has a concrete launching ramp and marina. This area is located in the upper area of the lake near Peel, Arkansas. You can also ride the Peel Ferry, the only currently operating ferry in the…Read more