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Best trails in Bull Shoals-White River State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Bull Shoals-White River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Located on Bull Shoals Lake and the White River, this park is known for its fishing. ________ HOURS: Visitor Center: Open all year Jan. 1 - May 17: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 18 - Sept. 1: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 2 - Dec. 31: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Camping Registration Center: Open all year 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: Jan. 1 - Jan. 31: Sun. - Sat. Closed Feb. 1- Feb. 28: Mon. & Tues. Closed Nov. 11 - Nov. 30: Mon. & Tues. Closed Dec. 1 - Dec. 31: Sun. - Sat. Closed Campground/Picnic Area: Open all year Restrooms are open March - October. Rent-An-RV Available year round. Marina: 870-431-5557 Open all year Jan. 1 - Jan. 31: Sun. - Sat. Closed Feb. 1 - Feb. 28: Sun. - Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Closed Wed. & Thurs.) Mar. 1 - Oct. 31: Sun. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nov. 1 - Nov. 30: Fri. - Tues. 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Closed Wed. & Thurs.) Dec. 1 - Dec. 31: Sun. - Sat. Closed Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

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Map of trails in Bull Shoals-White River State Park
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Big Bluff Trail
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 52 m
#2 - Bull Shoals Lakeside Trail
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
#3 - Bull Shoals City Park Trails
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Five short trails form 2¼ mile interconnected loop network in Roy Danuser City Park in Bull shoals, linked to state park’s nature trail, clearly marked indicating challenge level. 1. Green loop, easy ¼ mile, unpaved but wheelchair accessible. 2. Blue loop, moderate ½ mile, gentle slopes. 3. Red loop, challenging ¾ mile, rocky ravine, slippery crossing after rain. 4. Red connector spur trail, 1/3 mile, leads to state park across Rivercliff Road. 5. State Park nature trail, easy ½ mile paved loop, ADA handicapped-accessible. The ravine loop (3) features best scenery. Usually dry, the ravine crossing is slippery or flooded after rains. You may hear a subterranean stream flowing beneath the dry creek bed by laying your ear against the bedrock. State park visitor center paved loop trail (5) is accessible by crossing Rivercliff Road crosswalk, or parking at the state park visitor center during business hours. Modern restrooms at state park visitor center, seasonal at city park. Two access trailheads and parking: Danuser City Park, and Bull Shoals White River State Park visitor center. All trails close at sunset, and cars remaining after 5 PM at the visitor center will be locked in overnight. Show more
#4 - Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Located in Bull Shoals White River State Park. 2 stars, ordinary woodland trail, no river views or vistas, some road noise, park buildings and powerline. Created for mountain bikes, also suitable for hikers and dog walkers. Oakridge is one of two twin loops, it connects to the adjacent Big Bluff Trail, and the two loops combined total 5 miles (bicycles not permitted on Big Bluff Trail). Trail is well marked, but hikers must pay attention due to park ambulance trails and unauthorized bicyclist side trails that crisscross the loop. Two parking lots, on upper Powerhouse Road, and lower Powerhouse Road. State park campers access both trails via footpath from campground. Show more