Hey! Stay away from LMF! It's mine!... JK! Actually I would normally heartily recommend it. It's one of my "home" waters. Beaver's Bend State Park, where most of the fishing and all of the camping is, is a really nice park (except for kind of primitive bathroom facilities) and the fishing is great, except somewhat overrun on weekends. There's a problem right now, though. Unlike most tailwaters which are subject to sudden, although warned, changes of flow level, and therefore unwadeable part of the time, the part of the river where we fish (which is really nice!) is fed by a separate spillway upstream from the generators. IOW, they can keep constant flow there and normally keep it at a nice wadeable, fishable level. This spring, however, they had to make repairs on the generators and were forced to raise the river levels below "The Spillway" to something of a torrent, continually. Many learned to fish it that way and reported good spring-flood-like fishing. HOWEVER, now,... they say they're about to drop the level back to normal,... but haven't yet. IOW, there's no telling you what you might find there if and when you go. This is kind of a pity, because if you're staying near the Texas, OK border anywhere near Paris, TX, you're right by it. Here's the forum to ask more questions about it on:
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I would heartily recommend the Beaver Lake tailwater by Eureka Springs, AR. It's really nice tailwater fishing, subject to generation. We stayed at Spider Creek Resort. Totally recommend it for cabins. I have no real clue about tent camping. I think there's some by the dam and very good fishing right there. If you're going back to Kansas, I think it's not far off your route.
Bull Shoals Campground is right at the classic White River trophy trout fishing area. I've also been lucky enough to get to fish it. It seemed like a really nice state park camping area and the wade fishing's great, again subject to the generating schedule. It's about 70 miles or so directly east of Eureka Springs/ Beaver Dam, so perhaps a little more out of your way.
The Norfork tailwater, about an hour SE of Bull Shoals, is awesome, awesome just below the dam and again about 3 miles down. I'd consider camping at BS for a couple of days and taking a day trip to the Norfork when generation isn't scheduled. It keeps a completely separate schedule from BS.
Go here for generation schedules for all these spots:
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Oh shoot! You said "next May". I first read something like "in May", that is, the next week or two. In that case, I do recommend the Lower Mountain Fork at Beaver's Bend State Park, although I'd call it just slightly second string to those other spots I mentioned, which are various forks and tailwaters of the mighty White River. I donno. It's pretty darned nice. The main area we fish, again, normally you don't have to worry about generation, at all, but it's much better to fish it on a weekday if you can to avoid the crowds. I imagine the White's pretty much that way, too. The LMF at BB has a high gradient section called "Spillway Creek" with pocket water and fast riffles, and a lower gradient section, the "Red Zone", that's more like a meadow river. It's pretty darned neat and kept well-stocked, but the fish are fairly pressured and can get wary. Try to stay at Hickory Campground if you go. It's right next to the good fishing.