Beaver Lake

No matter what water sport you pursue, Beaver Lake’s charms include clear deep water, scenic bluff-lined shores, spectacular wildlife, and outstanding fishing. The unhurried enjoyment and exploration of Beaver Lake can be found from a fishing boat, sail boat, recreational boat or even with scuba gear.

The 28,370-acre lake is the first of the impoundments created along the lengthy White River system.

Fish found in Beaver Lake include blue catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, hybrid striper, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, warmouth and white bass. Beaver Lake has given up several 40-pound-plus state-record stripers.

Numerous marinas, guide services, scuba diving centers, and a sailing club serve Beaver Lake. In addition to wet fun, dry recreation around the lake includes camping, golfing, hiking, and state and federal parks. Picnic sites, swimming beaches, boat launching ramps, group picnic shelters, amphitheaters and other facilities are also available.