Lost Bridge Marina is family owned and operated. Our family started camping at the Lost Bridge campgrounds in 1967. Several years later we decided to give renting houseboats a try and were instantly hooked. We have now been houseboating on Beaver Lake for over 30 years. We are passionate about doing what we can to enable your family to have the best possible time on Beautiful Beaver Lake.
Our marina is your one-stop resource for all of your lake needs. We've got everything your boat needs, including gas, oil, and pump out capabilities. We carry everything for a day full of watersports, and we also have all the things on your list for the camping, hiking, and picnic areas within walking distance.
Some of the things you can find in our store include:
- Fishing Tackle and Artificial Bait
- Boat Accessories
- Boat Repair & Maintenance Items
- Scuba Accessories and air tank refills
- Camping and Picnic Supplies
- Tee Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Caps & Hats
- Sandals and Deck Shoes
- Soft Drinks, Snacks & Candy
- Ice & Ice Cream
The Story of the Lost Bridge
In the early days in the Ozarks, life was difficult at best. The terrain was very rugged, the population was small and money was hard to come by. Under these handicaps, the people of Benton County tried to build a good road connecting the towns of Garfield and Eureka Springs. To do this, they had to build a concrete bridge to cross the White River. This was the most expensive part of the project, so it was built first.
The bridge was completed in the summer of 1929. However, the "Great Depression" hit that winter, and there was no money left to complete the road. For five years, the fine concrete bridge spanned the river, but there were no roads on either side. The "lost bridge" stood there, isolated, until 1934. Approaches were built and the road was completed. On May 7, 1943, a flood came and destroyed the bridge. After the water receded, a concrete low-water crossing was built near the original bridge. Then, in 1964, Beaver Lake was built, and both bridges are now under water.