Beaver Lake Literature

Beaver Lake is a man-made reservoir located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, formed by a dam across the White River. It’s a popular tourist destination known for its natural beauty, recreational activities, and role as a source of drinking water.

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Key features of Beaver Lake:

  • Size: Approximately 50 miles long, covering 31,700 acres with 487 miles of shoreline.
  • Location: Northwest Arkansas, near the cities of Eureka Springs and Rogers.
  • Activities: Boating, fishing (particularly renowned for largemouth bass), swimming, camping, hiking, birdwatching, and more.
  • Significance: Provides drinking water for over 450,000 people in Northwest Arkansas, generates hydroelectric power, and serves as a flood control measure.


Construction of Beaver Dam, which impounds the lake, began in 1960 and was completed in 1966. The project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944 and was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.


The lake and surrounding area offer a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed numerous recreational facilities around the lake, including 12 campgrounds with paved access roads, marinas, boat launches, and swimming beaches.


Beaver Lake is a nationally renowned bass fishing destination, and it also offers excellent opportunities for fishing for crappie, catfish, walleye, and other species.

Other activities:

The lake is also popular for boating, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Hiking and biking trails wind through the forests and hills around the lake, offering scenic views of the water and the surrounding countryside.

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