Bella Vista Lakes

Lake Ann

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112 acres/53 feet maximum depth

Completed in 1970, Lake Ann is Bella Vista’s second lake; it is unique among Bella Vista lakes in its shoreline composition. Only on Lake Ann will you find prominent limestone bluffs and rocky outcrops, which are typical of Ozark topography. These features make 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, by the standards of fisheries biologists, well-balanced. Largemouth bass and bluegill are present in ideal ratios, each boasting a healthy population of varying sizes and ages. Lake Ann is also 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. Additionally, Lake Ann allows water skiing in its wide, long main bay.

The lake provides annual leased shoreline mooring. Amenities at the boat ramp include a courtesy dock, Lake Ann Pavilion, a fish cleaning station, picnic tables, a grill and a restroom. 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.

Lake Avalon

Photo by Marc F. Henning

67 acres/50 feet maximum depth

Lake Avalon has the distinction of being Bella Vista’s original lake. The lake’s construction was finished in 1968. This is the largest of Bella Vista’s “no wake” lakes, and as such provides a peaceful setting with ample room to enjoy paddling around or quiet fishing.

The 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, including many large bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish and warmouth sunfish in shoreline areas. All of these fish serve as prey for a lively 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 courtesy dock, Lake Avalon Pavilion, horseshoe pits and restrooms. Amenities at Lake Avalon’s dam include a multi-use dock, three fishing piers, a heated fishing dock with a fish cleaning station, an automatic fish-feeder, nighttime fishing lights and restrooms.

Lake Brittany

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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 a wide 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 and fishing or just to relax in a chair and fish from the dam.

Lake Brittany has a small watershed, clear water and relatively low natural fertility. Usually these conditions translate to poor fishing, but the fish haven’t read the books. Lake Brittany has a history of yielding large bass every year, often 10 pound or larger. In 2007, the lake yielded the largest fish sampled in the village fisheries population samples – a bass weighing 11.5 pounds. Brittany also boasts one of the best populations in the village of the prized redear sunfish, yielding plenty of these 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 winter fishery, providing members with enjoyable 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.

Lake Norwood

Photo by Marc F. Henning

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 most accessible lake and probably the most visited. During warm weather, this is a favorite lunch spot for members who enjoy 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 is a fishing favorite for many, supporting impressive 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 kayak.

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.

Lake Rayburn

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45 acres/75 feet maximum depth

Completed in 1973, this small 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, yielding beautiful pan-sized fish. Rayburn also houses a fairly unexploited population of good-sized catfish.

Amenities at Lake Rayburn’s dam include a boat ramp with courtesy dock, two multi-use docks, picnic and bank-fishing areas.

Lake Windsor

Photo by Marc F. Henning
Fishing on Lake Windsor in Bella Vista, Ark.

220 acres/79 feet maximum depth

Lake Windsor was completed in 1975, and is Bella Vista’s second largest lake. The lake provides members a great place to ski, and offers boat or shoreline fishing. Access areas are located and along Lake Windsor’s dam and at the ends of the lake’s two main arms.

Lake Windsor is a wonderful multi-purpose lake. Not only are water skiing and other water sports allowed on specific areas of Lake Windsor, but Windsor’s green tinted water houses an extremely productive fishery. An angler favorite, the lake provides some of the village’s best largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, catfish and crappie fishing, and is one of only two village lakes allowing tournament fishing.

The lake provides annual leased shoreline mooring. Amenities at London Park include a boat ramp with courtesy dock, a fish cleaning station, London Pavilion and restrooms. Amenities at Lake Windsor’s dam include a boat ramp with courtesy dock, two fishing piers and a restroom. Amenities at Windsor Park include a fishing pier, shoreline bank-fishing, picnic tables and grills.

Loch Lomond

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477 acres/80 feet maximum depth

Bella Vista’s largest and newest lake, Loch Lomond was completed in 1982. This lake is a member favorite and provides the village’s most diverse opportunities for multiple recreational uses. The lake has ample room for skiing in its main bay, yet conceals secluded coves in which anglers to pursue the best largemouth bass population in the village. The fishing is not limited to just bass, however. Members can also find bluegill, redear, sizable crappie and extremely large catfish. Tournament anglers enjoy great success on Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond is the only lake in the village with a marina, which provides easy access to fuel and supplies for boating of all sorts. While at the marina, check out the big fish pictures and the trophy bass plaques, which record fishing successes from throughout the village going back many years.

Amenities at the full-service marina include a covered fishing dock, a 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 (479) 855-8182.

Loch Lomond Marina

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103 Marina Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72715
(479) 855-8182

Facility Hours:
March 1st-March 31st daily 9:00am-4:00pm
April 1st-May 31st daily 7:00am-7:00pm
June 1st-September 1st daily 7:00am-8:00pm
September 2nd-October 31st Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-7:00pm
November 1st-February 28th Closed

Located on the southeast side of Loch Lomond, the Loch Lomond Marina offers a full-service marina to all Bella Vista Village members and their guests. The marina offers year-round and short-term boat slips, gas and bait sales, pontoon, kayak and fishing boat rentals, fishing licenses, a covered fishing dock and fish cleaning station, guide service and information about what’s biting where on Bella Vista Village’s lakes.

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