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Water BodyBeaver Lake Tailwater
LocationThe Beaver Lake Tailwater flows from the Base of Beaver Dam west of Eureka Springs north to Table Rock Lake.
District Information
Fisheries District 1
2805 West Oak
Rogers, AR  72756

AGFC Trout Program
Jeff Williams, Trout Management Supervisor
870-424-5924
j_williams@agfc.state.ar.us

For generation conditions, contact:
The U.S. Army Corps of Enginers - 417-336-5083
Southwestern Power Administration - 866-494-1993

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Size7 miles
Constructed1966
Area Specific Regulations
  • Beaver Tailwater | White River from 100 yards below Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access.
    • A trout permit is required.
    • Anglers may use no more than one fishing rod or pole and must attend it at all times.
    • Daily limit of five trout.
    • All trout from 13 to 16 inches in length must be released immediately and may not be in possession in this area.
    • Only one fish exceeding 16 inches long may be kept.
    • Bait fishing allowed with a single hooking point.
    • No other devices may be used to catch fish other than as specified for the paddlefish-snagging season.
  • Beaver Tailwater Special Regulation Area | Approximately 0.5 miles below Beaver Dam to approximately 100 yards upstream of Parker Bend Access as indicated by signs.
    • Artificial lures only area/no bait zone. 
    • Only artificial lures or flies shall be used.
    • All hooking points must be barbless.
    • Natural or scented baits are not allowed.
    • Chumming is not allowed.
  • Paddlefish Snagging Season | From Beaver Lake Dam, (from the Corps of Engineers “No Fishing Beyond This Point” sign downstream) to the first Corps boat ramp on the left descending bank.
    • From April 15 to June 15, snagging game fish is legal.
    • Snagging must be discontinued once two trout have been taken.
    • Snagged fish may not be released.
Major SportfishRainbow trout, brown trout
Other FishPaddlefish
AccessTwo public boat accesses are available at Dam Site Park (Dam ramp and Bertrand Access) and one is available at the Houseman Access east of the town of Busch. Three public walk-in accesses are available at Dam Site Park. One walk-in access and handicap access is available at Parker Bend.
DescriptionThe Beaver Lake Tailwater was created when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Beaver Dam in 1966. The water flowing from the base of the dam was too cold to support the native smallmouth bass and sunfish population, so trout were introduced to restore the fishery. Often overshadowed by the Bull Shoals and Norfork Tailwaters, the Beaver Tailwater provides excellent trout angling opportunity and supports a thriving tourism industry. Paddlefish also provide some excellent action below Beaver Dam during paddlefish snagging season.