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About Lakeview

Welcome to Lakeview, Arkansas, also known as “Paradise of the Ozarks”.

No, this is not a typical paradise, with swaying palm trees, high-end spas and casinos, or luxury options for expensive taste.  Lakeview is paradise for those that consider nature in its purest “Paradise!”

Located on the forested shores of Bull Shoals Lake and next to the famous trout fishing of the White River, Lakeview plays host to many anglers, as well as the many loyal visitors who return each year with their families. Lakeview’s resort facilities and the availability of first-rate water sports are widely known, and drive the economy.

In addition to the Civic Center building, the City Park adjacent to the building has a pavilion which is used throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall for family reunions and other groups that need a nice facility with grills, gardens, a walking trail, shade, tables, benches and clean restrooms.

Business services include many resorts in the area as well as dining, auto repair, real estate, banks, and medical services, bait and tackle shops, beauty salons, and an enlarged, improved marina with access to thousands of miles of pristine water.

Two large Arkansas State parks and a Corps of Engineers park next to the White River and Bull Shoals Lake, plus walking trails and campgrounds provide attractive areas for recreational activity for young and old.

Our weather and landscape unfolds with beautiful surprises during each season. Springs brings soft rains with breathtaking redbud and dogwood foliage. The summers are warm, but the cool waters of the lake and river are always close by. The area is rich with beautiful Crepe Myrtles, blooming in red, pink and white through June, July and August. Fall is pleasant with temperatures in the 70’s during the day and brisk evenings. The area is known for its gorgeous fall foliage and finds many day trippers on driving tours through the Ozark Hills during September and October to see the spectacular fall color.  During winter, expect at least one snowfall to turn the pristine landscape into a winter wonderland.

Retail shopping, more dining, local schools, and plenty of entertainment opportunities can be found just fifteen minutes down the road in the Mountain Home area, a regional hub for eight surrounding counties.

The peace, tranquilty, and simplicity of this quaint town on Bull Shoals Lake is what keeps us here, and draws folks in from all over the country.  We hope you'll visit; we hope you'll decide to stay.

History Of Lakeview, Arkansas

From Baxter County Historical & Genealogical SocietyReprinted courtesy of lakeviewbaxter.comSeptember 18, 2012(this story was researched and written by Mary Ann Messick and edited by LInda Bradbury)Hazel Smith was born September 2, 1909, at Oxford in Izard County, the youngest of the four children of Mark and Ella Tatum Smith. Hazel describes her father as “a prosperous farmer who was prominent in the affairs at Oxford”.“He always owned a farm, we never rented. Dad’s goal was to provide ...

Community Room & City Pavilion Rentals

The combination municipal facility and civic center, remodeled in 2006, is often put to use by the community. Groups such as the Woodturners Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, an exercise club and others regularly use the community room for meetings and seminars.Lakeview residents may reserve the room at no charge .  Non-residents may also reserve the room but fees do apply.$100 including the kitchen. $50 for the civic center without kitchen usageArtists of Lakeview and surrounding ...


Lakeview is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States.The population was 742 at the 2010 census. This lakeside city is located in north central Arkansas, about twelve miles south of the Arkansas-Missouri state line.  According to the United States Census Bureau, Lakeview  has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all of it land.As of the census of 2010 there were 742 people, 372 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 664.4 people per ...


Lakeview is just minutes away from state of the art healthcare at Baxter Regional Medical Center.  Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC), located in Mountain Home, Arkansas, serves patients from a two-state, 14-county area throughout north-central Arkansas and south-central Missouri. The 500,000 square foot hospital employs 1400 with over 600 volunteers.  Serving all ages, BRMC handles orthopaedics, women's health, cardiovascular surgery, nephrology, neurology, pediatrics, pulmonology,...

Lake And River Information

Bull Shoals Lake is a 45,150 acre man-made lake operated by the US Corps of Engineers. It has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for boating, water sports, swimming, and fishing. Nineteen developed parks around the shoreline provide campgrounds, boat launches, swim areas, and marinas.  The Bull Shoals dam was built in 1952 to impound the White River by one of the largest concrete dams in the United States and the 5th largest dam in the world at its inception.  The average...