Bella Vista Lakes
The town of Bella Vista sits in Benton County just North of Bentonville. Being a property owner in Bella Vista grants you the rights to use any of the 7 man made lakes. The Bella Vista Lakes are one of the main reasons people are attracted to this area. The lakes are for the use of home owners only. The lakes offer boating and fishing opportunities. Here is a list of what makes each lake unique.
- LOCH LOMOND – Bella Vista’s largest and newest lake was completed in 1981, spans 477 acres and provides the most diverse opportunities for multiple recreational uses, including hosting many tournaments. The lake has ample room for skiing in its main bay and includes secluded coves where anglers pursue some of the best largemouth bass population in Bella Vista. Other fish found in Loch Lomond include bluegill, crappie and large catfish.Amenities at Loch Lomond include the full-service marina, a covered fishing dock, a fish-cleaning station, gas and bait sales, and boat rentals. There are also boat ramps and docks on the lake at Granton, Tiree and Stoneykirk Parks. Enjoy lunch at Lakepoint overlooking the lake. Call ahead as hours may have changed due to covid.
2. LAKE ANN – Completed in 1970, Lake Ann is 112 acres and features a shoreline featuring limestone bluffs and rocky outcrop. The fish population at the lake includes largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and redear. Members and their guests can access these fish from either end of the lake for shoreline angling. Additionally, Lake Ann allows water skiing in its wide, long main bay.
Amenities at Lake Ann include a boat ramp, a courtesy dock, a pavilion, a fish-cleaning station, picnic tables, a grill and restrooms. Amenities at Lake Ann’s dam include a multi-use dock, a fishing-only dock, a fish-cleaning station, an automatic fish-feeder, nighttime fishing lights and restrooms.
3. LAKE ANN- is 67 acres and is Bella Vista’s original lake, opening in 1968. It is the largest of Bella Vista’s “no wake” lakes, meaning the only powered boats allowed are those with trolling motors.Lake Ann’s green-tinted water supports one of the densest fish populations in Bella Vista, second only to Lake Windsor. Sunfish are abundant in Lake Avalon, including many large bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish and warmouth sunfish in shoreline areas. These fish serve as prey for a lively population of largemouth bass and can be accessed from facilities at either end of the lake.
Amenities at Lake Avalon Park include a boat ramp with a courtesy dock, a pavilion, horseshoe pits and restrooms. Amenities at Lake Avalon’s dam include a multi-use dock, three fishing piers, a year-around used heated fishing dock with a fish cleaning station, an automatic fish-feeder, nighttime fishing lights and restrooms.
4. LAKE BRITTANY – Built in 1979, Lake Brittany is 37 acres and is one of the two smallest lakes in Bella Vista. As another “no wake” lake, this is an easy spot to offload a boat for quiet paddling and fishing from a boat or from the dam.
Lake Brittany has a history of yielding large bass every year, often 10-pound or larger. In 2007, the lake yielded a bass weighing 11 1/2 pounds. Brittany also has one of the best populations of the prized redear sunfish and houses the POA’s first trout fishery. Trout stocking began in December 2007 to create a winter fishery, providing members with cold-weather fishing while the warm-water species lay dormant.
Amenities at Lake Brittany’s dam include a boat ramp with courtesy dock, two multi-use docks, a fish cleaning station and a restroom.
5. LAKE NORWOOD – Completed in 1973, Lake Norwood is one of the two smallest lakes in Bella Vista at 33 acres. During warm weather, this is a favorite lunch spot for those wanting to use the picnic tables overlooking the lake. Lake Norwood is particularly scenic due to the prominently wooded, steep shorelines and low-housing density. This green-tinted lake supports populations of bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish.
Amenities at Lake Norwood’s dam include a boat ramp with a courtesy dock, a picnic area, two multi-use docks, a fish-cleaning station and restrooms.
6. LAKE RAYBURN – Completed in 1975, Lake Rayburn is 45 acres, another “no wake” lake and home to largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. Amenities at Lake Rayburn’s dam include a boat ramp with a dock, two multi-use docks, picnic and bank-fishing areas.
7. LAKE WINDSOR – Bella Vista’s second-largest lake (220 acres) was completed in 1975 and is a popular place for skiing and fishing. Access areas are along Lake Windsor’s dam and at the ends of the lake’s two main arms. Lake Windsor is home to many water sports, fishing tournaments, and the green-tinted water includes largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, catfish and crappie.
The lake provides annual leased shoreline mooring and amenities at London Park, including a boat ramp with a dock, a fish-cleaning station, a pavilion and restrooms. Amenities at Lake Windsor’s dam include a boat ramp with dock, two fishing piers and a restroom. Amenities at Windsor Park include a fishing pier, shoreline bank-fishing, picnic tables and grills.
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