Tour Beaver Lake on Belle of the Ozarks

“Beaver Lake” by Doug Wertman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Beaver Lake is one of Arkansas’ most popular outdoor destinations with boating, hiking, fishing, swimming, cave tours, and more on the menu. The real star, however, is the picturesque location, and cruises aboard Belle of the Ozarks is one of the best ways to see it.

Beaver Lake came into being in the early 1960’s when a dam constructed across the White River. The surrounding shoreline includes towering limestone bluffs, fascinating natural caves and crevices, a wide variety of trees, flowering shrubs, and plenty of wildlife.

With 487 miles of shoreline to explore, one of the most popular ways to take it all in is on a Belle of the Ozarks Beaver Lake cruise!

Beaver Lake Cruises

Belle of the Ozarks has been offering tours of Beaver Lake for over 25 years.

deer swimming in Beaver LakeThe 1 hour and 15 minute cruise will take you and your party to all of the best parts of the lake.

You’ll learn historical and natural points of interest and see more than 60 miles of scenic shoreline, including an a Native American burial ground and the submerged remnants of Monte Ne. Other highlights include Whitney Mountain, Whitehouse Bluffs, and massive Beaver Dam.

You’ll also see plenty of wildlife during your cruise.  The lake’s crystal clear waters draw a variety of local and migrating species. It is also home to a 200 acre island wildlife sanctuary. Some lucky visitors have even seen deer swimming near this island.

bald eagle fishing in Beaver LakeBelle of the Ozarks offers Eagle Watch Tours every October. These tours will show you eagle perching sites along with mature and immature bald eagle. You may even see eagles hunting for fish in the lake!

Another plus to the October Eagle Watch Tours is all the great Ozarks fall foliage around the lake. Keep that camera at the ready!

Belle of the Ozarks

4024 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72631

Belle of the Ozarks Beaver Lake Cruises are available from from May through October. Concessions are available onboard, along with restroom facilities. Reservations are required. Visit the Belle of the Ozarks website for more information.

Beaver Lake Lodging

Our Eureka Springs inn, 5 Ojo, is less than an hour’s drive from all the fun at Beaver Lake.

At 5 Ojo, our 9 guest rooms and suites include Jacuzzi tubs, extra soft bedding, complimentary coffee, and much more. We’re also the #1 Rated Arkansas bed and breakfast, and the only 4-star historic inn in Eureka Springs. So what are you waiting for? Book your Northwest Arkansas getaway today!