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Float Trips

Newland's Float Trips & Lodge, Lakeview Area, Call 870-431-5678

Boating

Boating on the lake is in accordance with local boating laws and Corps of Engineers regulations. Regulations governing operational requirements of boats may be obtained from the Bull Shoals Project Office near the dam. Operate your boat in a controlled safe manner at all times.

Hazards

Sudden swift rises may occur when water is being released for power. A horn will sound when water releases begin and red lights will blink during the time water is being released. Heed the warning. Bull Shoals Lake has numerous hazards. Be especially careful for submerged stumps, logs, fences, and other obstructions particularly in shallow water and along the shoreline.

Boaters Before Getting Underway:
  • Take a safe boating course
  • Put on your life jacket and leave your alcohol behind.
  • Check the weather forecast.
  • File a float plan with a friend.
  • Check your boat for all required safety equipment.
  • Check your electrical system and fuel system for gas fumes.
  • Follow manufacturers suggested procedures before starting up.
  • Carry a navigation chart and know your waterway.
  • Follow the navigation rules of the road, buoys and other aids to navigation.