Beaver Lake offers the best in year-round recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages with 487 miles of natural shoreline and more than 28,000 surface acres. Beaver Lake is a nature lover’s dream during all four seasons with towering limestone bluffs, natural caves, and a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs. Beaver Lake is in the top 5 in the nation for trophy stripers and has also become a premiere walleye fishery. Beaver Lake also has several species of bass, catfish, and crappie. Fishing poles are a must, boats are optional. We have a boat dock for both.
There are many historical attractions in the area. Many of these are within 7 miles of the campground. The War Eagle Mill is a working historic grist mill with products for sale and a restaurant on the top floor. The War Eagle Cavern offers a 60 minute guided tour , gemstone panning, and the Lost in the Woods Maze. The Hobbs State Park has over 12,000 acres with more than 32 miles of trails. The Multi-Use Trail has 23 miles designed for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. They also have a public gun range and have recently opened a new visitor’s center.
Some other area attractions include the Rogers Historical Museum and the Daisy International Air Gun Museum in downtown Rogers. Just to the north of Rogers is the Pea Ridge National Military Park, where the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought. In Bentonville on the square, you will find the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, home of Sam Walton’s first Five & Dime Store. Also in Bentonville, you will find the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art open beginning 11/11/11. For more info, go to www.crystalbridges.org.
Eureka Springs, called “Little Switzerland”, is only 25 miles to our northeast. It features 1800 Victorian architecture throughout the town with unique shopping and restaurant experiences. On the way, you can visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, the largest big cat refuge in the world and stay for the Great Passion Play, the story of Christ’s last days on earth told on an outdoor stage with hundreds of actors and live animals.