A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. You can use this page to check your own boat then Use the USCG's Virtual Vessel Examiner to check your vessel by simply answering a series of questions
Les Sage remembers the exact moment he got an eye-opening look at what he was going up against when he descended into an Ozark reservoir to go fishing with his spear gun. “When I was just getting started, I was hunting in Beaver Lake and I noticed a largemouth bass acting peculiarly,” said Sage, 61, who lives in Joplin. “It kept darting around and then shot straight up like a Polaris missile and went completely out of the water.
As kids we told the snake trajectory to help us learn to tie the bowline - one of the most basic and important of all nautical knots. Once learned, who can forget it? A power boater only needs to know a few basic knots to get by in most situations.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour schedule. The 2013 season will be comprised of six tournaments featuring up to 160 of the best bass anglers in the world. The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, will be held on the Red River in the Shreveport-Bossier City area of Louisiana.
The Arkansas boater education certificate (commonly known as the Arkansas boating license) is proof that a boater has successfully completed a boating safety course. To legally operate any motorboat (including personal watercraft) on Arkansas waters, a person who is of legal age to operate, ...
After eight years of collecting water quality data on Beaver Lake during the annual Secchi Day event, it’s possible to make some statistical comparisons. But it’s too soon to state with any confidence whether the lake is improving or degrading, according to Dr. Bob Morgan, Manager of Environmental Quality for Beaver Water District. Read the rest of this entry »
Rogers,Ark.– The Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Lake Project Office is looking for volunteers to join in and help clean up Beaver Lake during the Annual Beaver Lake Cleanup. Volunteers should check-in by 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Prairie Creek, Hickory Creek, Rocky Branch, Lost Bridge North or Dam Site Lake parks.
Trash bags will be furnished to all participants at each check-in station but please bring your own gloves. The cleanup will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
On this week’s Adventure Arkansas, the guys head out to the beautiful Hobbs State Park and take a kayaking tour of Beaver Lake. Read the rest of this entry »
For those that will be visiting the lake and would like to catch a fireworks show from the water, The annual Lost Bridge Village show will be July 5th.
Ventris Trails End Resort will also be having their show on the fifth. Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge brought by marine industry groups and others against the Environmental Protection Agency’s waiver allowing E15 in the marketplace. Read the rest of this entry »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently launched a mobile App for fisherman, navigators, paddlers and park visitors. The App delivers current water conditions for Corps’ reservoirs, rivers and streams within the district boundaries to include the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
ROGERS, Ark. – As a result of budget constraints the Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Lake Project Office will defer all new requests for shoreline use permits until Oct. 1 allowing the Corps to shift its resources to support park operation and maintenance during the summer recreation season. Read the rest of this entry »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A persistent drought in northwest Arkansas has left Beaver Lake below its normal level, and that has exposed Native American artifacts and other treasures along the shoreline. Read the rest of this entry »
Northwest Arkansas is the winter home for 200-400 eagles each year, and park rangers say the birds are starting to show up. Read the rest of this entry »
People living on the lake called the Corps with concerns after noticing a scum forming on the top of the water near the shoreline, and rangers collected samples to be tested. Read the rest of this entry »