Ridgewood Resort On Bull Shoals Lake, Isabella, Missouri










































What People Enjoy Doing At Ridgewood

Fishing off the dock

In pursuit of lunkers on the Ridgewood dock

Fishing is one of the top activities enjoyed by all ages on Bull Shoals Lake. You can go fishing by yourself or with professional guides. Many guests go out with a fishing guide for a day to learn the local tricks, then go back out by themselves for the rest of their stay. Fishing along the banks and off our dock also works well.

Area Attractions Nearby there are shopping areas, restaurants, antique and craft shops, churches, a Laundromat, and gasoline stations.The resort is only an hour or two from tourist attractions such as Bass Pro Shop, American National Fish And Wildlife Museum-Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, MO, Branson Music Shows, 3 outlet shopping malls, Shepherd of the Hills, Silver Dollar City, The White River Scenic Railroad tour train, and Blanchard Springs Caverns.

Cliff diving
Bluff diving near Ridgewood

Within a short drive is Bull Shoals Dam, Bull Shoals Caverns, Mountain Village 1890, Eureka Springs, old historic grist mills, hiking trails, national forests, fish hatcheries, and many wonders of nature in the Ozark Mountains. My guest go visit, then return to 10 acres of wooded seclusion where they end the day with the serene lake and gorgeous sunset.

Swimming in Bull Shoals Lake is surprisingly refreshing because the water is a near-perfect temperature, and its very clean. You can choose from exhilarating bluff diving to casual wading. Bull Shoals offers lots of cool, clean water, privacy, and beautiful scenery, so you can swim and picnic to your  heart's content. The land all around the lake is government owned so you don't need to worry about trespassing. You can reach an infinite number of secluded swimming and picnicking locations by boat. With some 1,000 miles of shoreline to choose from, finding beautiful swimming privacy is not hard!

Uncrowded scenery

Bluffs are a common shoreline site

Sightseeing  A number of beautiful locations easily accessible by boat or car are a short distance from Ridgewood. Picturesque waterfalls and pools of crystal clear waters in the upper waters of  Bull Shoals Lake give hours of care free swimming, picnics, or fishing from the shoreline. There are hiking trails for all ages bordered by old forests and plentiful wildflowers. Cozy natural picnic spots lie around every corner. At each spot there is an abundance of diverse plant and wildlife species. The most avid photographers and nature lovers find many a thrilling subject to photograph and observe. You'll enjoy the unspoiled scenic natural beauty of the shoreline. You may see or photograph deer, fox, mink, or perhaps an eagle or an osprey.

Of special interest might be a tour of the historic old grist mills, floating or canoeing on the North Fork, Bryant, Buffalo, or White Rivers. For a spectacular view of the Ozarks hills don't miss the scenic wonder of the Glade Top Trail. It is unique, fascinating and worth visiting. Several scenic views are marked on the trail in western Ozark County where a 20-mile long gravel road takes you past one breathtaking view after another as it winds over the tops of the glades and knobs. The favorite time to visit is either in the spring for the Dogwood, Redbud and other flowering trees, or when the fall foliage reaches its spectacular color peak in late October.


Dining on the pontoon
Dinner on the lake is easy on a pontoon

Boating & Romance - Hey guys, break the fishing rules a little! Spend some time with your wife -  just for a few hours! You know she's earned it. Who says boating is just for water-skiing and fishing? Sure Bull Shoals is uncrowded and that means wide-open care-free water skiing, cruising, tubing, and wake boarding. But after a fast-action day on the water, don't stop! The sunsets, the moon, and a romantic private pontoon dinner will give her that special moment she really wants with you!

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