Beaver Lake waters are deep, clean, and clear bringing scuba divers from not only Arkansas, but also Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. Beaver Lake is optimal for scuba diving because the water is deep (300 feet in areas) and visibility is great making for interesting sites. On the North side of the lake you can often view the submerged expanse of the lake. There are sunken boats and old cars, but in some areas there are even sunken statues, placed by residents. Many of the popular diving sites are noted on the dive map below.
The most common use of scuba diving in Beaver Lake is for schools. Many groups come to Beaver Lake to practice their diving in order to get a license such as their open water dive or simply brush up on their skills before heading out on vacation. Lost Bridge Marina has a large boat (42 foot pontoon boat) available for half-day and full day rental specifically designed for scuba diving groups. Lost Bridge Marina offers scuba air tank refills for your convenience.
One place in Beaver Lake that is very popular for scuba diving is The Old Foundation although it’s not in a very visible spot for divers. It once was a world-class resort built in the 1800s that had the world’s two biggest hotels at the time. On days when the lake is low, visitors can still see the foundations of the resort, the large bridges and sometimes the resort’s amphitheater.
Downloadable Lake Map - Beaver Lake Map
Beaver Lake Dive Map
Print a copy to take on your trip!
- Square 1 = Point 1
- Circle 1 = Lost Bridge Marina & North Park
- Square 2 = Point 2
- Circle 2 = Indian Creek Park
- Square 3 = Point 3
- Circle 3 = Dam Site Park
- Circle 4 = Starkey Park
- Circle 5 = Lost Bridge South Park
- A= Indian Creek Bluffs
- B= Dam Site Bluffs
- C= Old Foundation
- D= Starkey Island Bluffs
- E= Starkey Island Terrace
- Yellow Dashed Areas are Dive Sites
Lost Bridge Marina currently does not rent scuba diving equipment. Check with your local scuba dive shop.
NW Arkansas (and nearby area) Dive Shops Lost Bridge Marina 12861 Marina Road Garfield, AR 72732 (479) 359-3222
Adventure Sports 10922 W. 74th Terr. Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 962-2323 www.adventuresportskc.com
Paradise Dive Adventure www.paradisediveadventure.com (479) 254-9626 C & J Sports (479) 253-9799 www.candjsports.com
Ozark Scuba Center 718 North 2nd Street Rogers, AR 72756 (479) 986-0100 www.ozarkscubacenter.com
Sportsco-Aqua Trek 2079 West Sunset Springdale, AR 72762 (800) 257-6084 www.sportscoscuba.com
Pro Ski & Scuba 550 N. Rockroad #60 Wichita, KS 67206 1-888-341-3483