Bella Vista Village Lakes
112 acres/53 feet maximum depth
Completed in 1970, Lake Ann is Bella Vista’s
second oldest lake; it is unique in its shoreline composition
among Bella Vista lakes. Only on Lake Ann will you find
prominent limestone bluffs and rocky outcrops, which are typical
of Ozark topography. The topography makes for a truly scenic
setting. Also typical of the Ozarks, Lake Ann is fed by a spring
that erupts in the lake-bed adjacent to the pavilion. The spring
provides clear, cold water to that area.
The fish population
in Lake Ann is what fisheries biologists refer to as
well-balanced, with proper ratios of largemouth bass and
bluegill and good size and numbers of all the species of
fish present. Lake Ann is a member favorite for crappie
and redear sunfish angling. Members may access these
fish from POA facilities at either end of the lake for
shoreline angling. This is the smallest lake in Bella
Vista where skiing is allowed in the relatively wide,
long main bay of the lake.
provides annual leased shoreline mooring.
Amenities at the boat ramp include a courtesy dock,
Lake Ann Pavilion,
fish cleaning station and a restroom. Amenities at Lake Ann's
dam include a multi-use dock, fishing-only dock, fish
cleaning station, automatic fish-feeder, nighttime fishing
lights and restroom.
to Lake Ann's boat ramp,
For directions to the Lake Ann fishing dock,
67 acres/50 feet maximum depth
Avalon has the distinction of being Bella Vista’s oldest
lake. The lake’s construction was finished in 1968. This
is the largest of Bella Vista’s “no wake” lakes and;
therefore, provides a very peaceful setting with ample
room to enjoy paddling around or quiet fishing.
productive, green-tinted water supports one of the most
dense fish populations in the village, second only to
Lake Windsor. Sunfish species are abundant in Lake
Avalon. The lake has many large bluegill, redear
sunfish, green sunfish and warmouth sunfish in shoreline
areas. All of these fish serve as prey for a nice
population of largemouth bass. These fish can be
accessed from POA facilities at either end of the lake.
Lake Avalon, provides annual
leased shoreline mooring.
Amenities at Lake Avalon Park include a boat ramp with
Pavilion, horseshoe pit and restrooms. Amenities at
Lake Avalon's dam include a multi-use dock, three fishing
piers, heated fishing dock with a fish cleaning station, an
automatic fish-feeder, nighttime fishing lights and a restroom.
directions to Lake Avalon's boat ramp and park,
For directions to Lake Avalon's heated fishing dock,
37 acres/75 feet maximum depth
Built in 1965, Lake Brittany – is one of
the two smallest lakes in Bella Vista, but don’t let its
size fool you. This is a great little lake with widest
access road and ample room for parking on the dam. As
another “no wake” lake, this is an easy spot to offload
a boat for quiet paddling or fishing or just to relax in
a chair and fish from the dam.
Lake Brittany has a
very small watershed, very clear water and relatively
low natural fertility, which usually translates to poor
fishing, but the fish haven’t read the books.
Lake Brittany has a history of yielding 10 pound bass or
larger each year.
The lake yielded the
largest bass sampled in the village in 2007 fisheries
population samples – a big fish weighing 11.5 pounds.
Brittany also boasts one of the best populations in the
village of the prized redear sunfish yielding many of
the large, pan-sized delicacies.
Lake Brittany is unique in that it houses
the association’s first trout fishery. Trout stocking began
in December 2007 to create a seasonal, winter fishery
providing members with good fishing while the warm-water
species lay dormant for the winter.
Amenities at Lake
Brittany's dam include a
boat ramp with courtesy dock, two multi-use docks, fish
cleaning station and a restroom.
For directions to Lake Brittany's boat ramp and dam
33 acres/79 feet maximum depth
Completed in 1973, Lake Norwood –
is one of the two smallest lakes in Bella Vista. Located
at Town Center, Lake Norwood also is the easiest
accessed lake and probably the most visited. During warm
weather, this is a favorite lunch spot for many who
enjoy the picnic tables overlooking the lake. Lake
Norwood is especially scenic due to the prominently
wooded, steep shorelines and low housing density.
lake is a fishing secret for many as the little lake
with green-tinted water supports good populations of
bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The courtesy dock
at the park is heavily used by anglers and is often a
hot-spot. The “no wake” lake status along with the
wooded, undeveloped shorelines make Lake Norwood a
special, quiet get away for fishing or paddling your
Amenities at Lake Norwood's dam include a boat ramp with a courtesy
dock, picnic area, two multi-use docks, fish cleaning station
For directions to Lake Norwood's boat ramp and
45 acres/75 feet maximum depth
Completed in 1973, this
little lake is a gem. A “no wake” lake, Rayburn provides yet
another quiet getaway for fishing or paddling in the village.
This lake houses an extremely high density of largemouth bass
and a good bluegill fishery with many nice pan-sized bluegill.
Rayburn also houses a fairly unexploited population of
Amenities at Lake Rayburn's dam include a boat ramp with courtesy dock,
two multi-use docks, picnic and bank-fishing areas.
For directions to Lake
Rayburn's boat ramp and dam access,
220 acres/79 feet maximum depth
Windsor was completed in 1975 and is
Bella Vista’s second largest lake. The lake provides
members a great place to ski and fish from boats or from
the shoreline. Access areas are at the end of two of the
main arms of the lake and along Windsor’s long dam.
Windsor’s green tinted water hides an extremely
productive fishery that provides some of the best
fishing in the village for largemouth bass, bluegill,
redear sunfish, crappie and catfish. The lake houses
lots of large fish and is an angler favorite, as well as
one of the only two village lakes where tournament
fishing is allowed.
An all water sport lake, water skiing and other similar
activities are allowed on specific areas of Lake Windsor.
annual leased shoreline
Amenities at London Park include a boat ramp with
courtesy dock, fish cleaning station
and restrooms. Amenities at Lake Windsor's dam
include a boat ramp with courtesy dock, two fishing
piers and restroom. Amenities at Windsor Park
include a fishing pier, shoreline bank-fishing, picnic
tables and grills.
For directions to Lake Windsor's boat ramp and dam
For directions to Lake Windsor's boat ramp at London
For directions to Lake Windsor's Park (Pontoon Park),
477 acres/80 feet maximum depth
largest and newest lake was completed in 1982. This lake
is a favorite for members for all lake uses and provides
the most diverse opportunities for multiple recreational
uses. It has fairly ample room for skiing in the main
bay of lake and yet many coves for anglers to sneak back
into to pursue the best largemouth bass population in
the village. However, the fishing is not limited to just
bass, as members successfully pursue bluegill, redear,
big crappie and extremely large catfish here also.
Tournament anglers enjoy great success on Loch Lomond.
The only lake in the
village with a marina, boating of all sorts can be
enjoyed by members knowing that access to fuel and
supplies is close and easy. Check out the big fish
pictures and the trophy bass plaques that record fishing
successes from throughout the village going back many
Amenities at the
include a covered fishing dock with fish cleaning station,
gas and bait sales and boat rentals. Amenities at
Granton, Tiree and Stoneykirk Parks
include boat ramps with
courtesy docks, fishing piers, picnic tables, grills and
restrooms. Tiree Park also has a pavilion. Loch Lomond provides
annual leased covered and uncovered mooring
spaces. In addition, boat rental is available at the Marina, at
For directions to the boat ramp at Granton Park,
For directions to the boat ramp
and Tiree Park,
For directions to the boat ramp
at Stoneykirk Park,