The Bull Shoals Dam is 2,256 feet long. You can drive over it. High concrete railings keep you safely on the road, but the rail is open enough to sneak peaks of both the tailwaters and the lake. Height of the dam above the streambed is 256 feet. The Ozark Mountains tower over everything.
Find out more at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center of the Bull Shoals-White River State Park. Near the dam, the center is a must-see. Besides the bird’s-eye view from the big deck, the center offers a wealth of information about the area and its wildlife. Cool gift shop, too.