Description - Beaver Lake is noted for excellent fishing and hunting. The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is open for limited outdoor recreation and nature study. The Management Area includes an all-weather public firing range and regulated seasonal hunting opportunities. Three trails offer 11 miles of hiking and five remote, primitive campsites.
- Located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains adjacent to The Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Beaver Lake is popular for its excellent fishing opportunities. There are caves and museums nearby. The 12,045 acre Hobbs State Park lies on the southern shores of 28,370 acre Beaver Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border stretch along the shores of Beaver Lake. Future development and expanded visitor programs at the HSP-CA will include cabins, pavilions, picnic areas, additional hiking trails, and archery and orienteering courses. Currently available to the public are four hiking trails including a 1/2-mile, barrier-free historical trail and 16-mile multi-use trail; an all-weather public firing range; regulated seasonal hunting; undeveloped access to Beaver Lake; and interpretive programs. HSP-CA is Arkansas's only state park where hunting is allowed.
Recreation - Beaver Lake offers visitors a range of recreational opportunities such as boating, swimming, water skiing, scuba diving, picnicking and sighseeing. The most popular activities however are fishing and hunting. The lake itself provides year-round fishing pleasure for adventurous anglers who can try their luck at catching large and small-mouth bass, crappie, bream, white bass, stripers, and channel or spoon-bill catfish.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Beaver Lake is located in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas. From Fayetteville, travel 22 miles north on US 71, then go east on US 62 until you reach the lake. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is located 10 miles east of Rogers on State Highway 12.