9.1 Excellent
     
Lakeview, Arkansas

Bull Shoals - White River State Park

Lakeview, Arkansas



Lakeview, Arkansas
Phone: (870) 445-3629

Sites: 105
Recent Rate: $32 5/2016

Latitude: 36.351399517941
Longitude: -92.588445402527

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is the best! Right on the river and there's a wonderful trout dock with fishing supplies and gifts, including cast iron cookware. Many classes and tours held by staff here, are all worthwhile. Dutch oven cooking, hiking, bird watching, Eagle float on the river and many more. Bicycles for rent, firewood for sale. Super clean and climate controlled bath houses! Fishing for trout is good here, dependent upon water releases from the dam. If water isn't too high you will catch fish here.

If you don't like this park you shouldn't be camping! Site surfaces are asphalt, dirt and grass with some shade. Sites feature a fire ring and picnic table.

I do think they need work in their reservation system as many sites are reserved for a day and that makes it hard to get a week in one site. Maybe do not assign one or two nighters in the prime area, have a section for that. Or first come first served on a certain area. As many popular state parks do. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Gastons is at the other end of the road, drive down and see the peacocks and sometimes planes taking off on grassy landing strip.

Get fishing info at the trout dock in the park and catch a couple trout for dinner. There's a Harps grocery store and a liquor store in Bull Shoals across the dam. Club 178 is a good restaurant there.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for 7 days and it was great. We didn't get to fish really because of some goofy thing that happened with the dam that caused the river to be almost impossible to fish due to all the weeds. The second your line hit the water it was covered in weeds and rendered useless. This is a temporary thing and will clear up, just unfortunate that it was a problem during our stay. The campground is nice, well groomed and clean. No problems with the power, water pressure was amazing! And there was no issue with the sewer. Sites were not exactly level but manageable. Our site sloped forward, so we had to back WAYYYYY back into the site so the front leveling jacks would hit the ground which cut into our outside space. Bring legos. The hookups are pretty far back also. I almost had to buy a sewer extension and my water and power lines were stretched ALMOST to their extents. The sites we were in (right across from the boat dock) are VERY narrow and very deep. Table/firepit placement was really awkward and weird to use. Lots of people walking through our site, not realizing it was our site. Location is great. Good cycling routes (if you love epic hills/climbs - whew. 970 ft of gain in 4 miles), fishing from the park, boating from the park, there is a launch into Bull Shoals Lake less than 5 minutes away if you want to do that (we kayaked the lake, super nice). The town of Bull Shoals has all the shops you'll need for basic supplies. Grocery and hardware store. That's about it really. Great place. I'm giving it a 9 because the sites (we stayed in) were really awkward. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Get out on the lake if you can. Super close, and lots to explore.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a back-in river site. This is the newer section, full hookups. You can get some over-the-air channels; there's no cable. Verizon worked pretty good. Beautiful location right on the White river. Honestly, it doesn't get much better then this. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great trout fishing on the White River. Beware that stream could be very high like it was this year since they're releasing lots of water until November. If you are coming for fishing check river conditions first.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Everyone agrees, this park is in a beautiful location, so I won't dwell on that. I'm writing this from the perspective of a family traveling in a 40' RV + toad. (Not campers, but travelers.) As beautiful as this park is, there were some issues we just couldn't get past, making it unlikely that we'll be back. (1) The front office staff is downright rude. In every encounter we had with them, they were rude and condescending. I got the impression that they cater to locals and really weren't interested in our business. (2) The vast majority of the sites were occupied by "campers", not "RV travelers." Now, there's nothing wrong with campers, but these folks had no regard for your site. They would just barge right through, and they didn't hesitate to be ugly toward us as they interloped. (3) We were the largest rig in the park. Most of the sites were occupied by bumper pull campers and short fifth wheels. The site was very difficult to back into with a tree right next to the pavement on each side of the approach. (4) There was no trash service. Most Arkansas state parks offer trash cans every 4 or 5 sites, but not this one. There were 2 dumpsters located about half a mile from our area. Each night when I would take the trash, I'd have to dodge the critters running out of the dumpster. (5) Very few sites are level enough to avoid using boards. Virtually all of those are in Area A. Generally, the higher the site number at this park, the more unlevel and fewer hookups you get. All sites in A have sewer as well as a handful in B near the bathhouse. (6) There was no presence by the on site ranger. When we did see him, he was sitting on a stool in the office. In the 4 days we stayed. we never saw him drive through the park. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Most of what you might need is available in Mountain Home, a 20 - 30 minute drive East. There are a few dollar-type stores in Bull Shoals.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 3 nights at this park and hated to leave! The people were fantastic! They helped with any questions we had and always had a smile on their faces. Our site was huge! We never saw a neighbor when we were at our camper (site 26). Some of the sites by the river were much closer together, but the view of the river makes up for some of that. We went fishing several times from the shore, which was a small walk from our site. We ended up catching some decent sized Rainbow Trout. You are extremely close to the dam and even took a houseboat out for a couple of hours one day. The park is quiet, other than steady vehicle traffic on the main road that goes to the restaurant, but nothing that you notice while in your camper. We can't wait to go back!

We stayed here in a Motorhome. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Campsite level and perfect!! Our campfire and table overlooked the river where there were eagles, cranes, and trout fishermen frequently. Directly across was the cleanest park bathrooms with wonderful water pressure and great playground to keep eye on grandson without having to sit there all the time. He could enjoy new friends while I rested in own comfortable chair enjoying views of happy grandson and peaceful river. This is a MUST go to park!! We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

We geo cached and found plenty of trails.

1. Gastons visitor center overlooking dam

-Village cave tour

-Bowling at 178 club. "Best burgers around and great dinners too"

-Stop at all the playgrounds, Browns beach, Lakeview dam park Lakeview city park and visit Lakeview core campgrounds "another pretty one" and Gastons playground visit the peacocks at Gastons and watch the planes coming in and taking off, trails down there too

Just go!!! Oh yea!!! Fish fish fish

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park. Most campsites are within a few feet of the White River and are level. Everything is first class. Plenty of space to maneuver. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Hookups are excellent. Verizon service works great. Lot's of wild life; eagles, deer, turkey, water foul. Good restaurants and shopping in Mountain Home. Perfect place for quiet and rest. Highly recommend. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Be certain to check out Gaston's for food, beverages, and shopping. Plenty of signs for directions and less than 2 miles away.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Roomy, nice place to swim and ride bikes. Very peaceful as well. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Our all-time favorite. Stayed here for 9 nights. Beautiful setting. I was worried about proximity of river with two small children, but there was a wall and a long slope down. Variety of places to fish. Immaculate bathrooms, convenient store (where snacks incidentally seemed to be priced with minimal markup). We stayed in a site with full hookups, but many were W/E only. Most sites on the loop with sewer hookup were shaded and wooded. We happened to end up in one without much shade. Riverfront sites more closely spaced, but still didn't seem cramped. It was our first time at this park, and many of our neighbors seemed to know each other and many had been returning for years. Nice sense of camaraderie. Playground was a bit rustic but adequate. Many lovely swings throughout park. Good hiking. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything about this park was beautiful. Our site was spacious & grassy with several deer grazing nearby in a meadow surrounded by a forest. Although we were not on the river it was just a few feet away & easy to access. We would definitely come here again. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Shower water was a little hot and could not be adjusted. Park was very nice and clean. Will find a way to return as we enjoyed the park very much. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

State Park with some sites on the river. Depends on the generating schedule from Dam for level of rushing water or trickle. Sites very close together on river side. In July, make reservations as it was packed. Trout Dock has fishing license and sundries. Mountain Bike trail needs to be maintained, fallen logs blocking path. Shady river sites are the choice to make in summer, and there is a delightful cool breeze in evenings coming off the water. Only one dumpster for entire park which was very odoriferous. There are also Rent a RV and Rent a Tent sites dispersed through park. Would return, but choose an off season time. Very crowded in July. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A gem of a campground. May rank in our top three places we have ever stayed. Fantastic site right on the river. Plenty of space. Clean, clean, clean. Common areas are beautiful. Bath houses are new and very clean. Welcome office and shop at trout dock are well staffed and you can get what you need. Natural surroundings are so nice. The river is the main attraction, but there are also several nature trails. There is an upscale resort close by with a nice restaurant, and while it is privately owned, their nature trails are open to the public as well. Bull Shoals Lake offers lake activities just minutes away. One of the nicest and most relaxing times we have ever had. Only, be aware that there is a pump house across the river that makes a constant noise which affects the sites to the east of the trout dock. We will call soon to make our reservation for next year! We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first trip to this park and I was a little disappointed compared to other Arkansas State Parks. I didn't camp here for the fishing so that lowers my opinion somewhat. If you desire to be on the river in seconds, than this is the place. First the good: spots were level and the majority of them are within 50 feet of the river. Everything was clean and the staff was very helpful. Next the items that lowered the rating for me: majority of the spots are on top of each other. If you neighbor has a slide open, there is a good chance you may not be able to use your awning. The location of the picnic tables and fire rings are a little confusing. You wonder if the people designing the campground have ever camped. Our picnic table was located on the backside of our camper and the fire ring was less than 2 feet from our camper. I probably could have melted my siding if I used it. Many of the sites are located along a one way lane and people park along both sides. I could see having to chase down people to move cars to get into your site for long rigs. While these are all minor items, it's not something I have seen at the other parks in Arkansas. But they would not keep us from returning. We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful scenery and beautiful campsites. Very large sites with asphalt drives and concrete parking spots. Most sites have a covered concrete picnic table. Overall, a great 5 night stay!!! We camped at Bull Shoals - White River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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