The Lakeside Trail at Bull Shoals-White River State Park is short but very pretty. The wooded trail starts at the back of a picnic area about a mile east of the south end of the dam. (The campground area is on the west side of the dam.)
It is an easy walk with not much elevation change. There are some nice views of the lake. The best is at an overlook area about halfway through the trail.
Bull Shoals Lakeside Trail Map
It was a beautiful fall morning when I walked the trail during sunrise last October.
I discovered something about my camera on this hike. It has a hard time taking panoramic photos of a lake with choppy water. (That may be true for all cameras with panoramic capabilities. After all, when the water on the lake is choppy, its appearance is constantly changing.)
Bull Shoals - White River State Park - Lakeside Trail
Location Baxter County, Arkansas Directions The trailhead is at a picnic area on Highway 178 about 1 mile east of the south side of the dam. Yellow blazes. Length/Type 1 mile semi-loop Other permitted usage? Pets on leash. Difficulty Mildly challenging (2 of 5) ATT Cell Coverage? Yes Official Info - Phone/Links 870-445-3629
Official Website. Official Trail brochure (pdf).
Weather/Conditions Low 50's, light wind. Date Hiked 10-19-2012
As usual, I have posted some of my photos and a gpx map made from my gps data. You can click the photos for a larger view.
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