FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What type of fuel do you sell?
We offer 91 octane, 100% ethanol free gas with ValvTect®-certified marine fuels – the best available for boats added. We also sell diesel, and both are available 24/7 with pay at the pump.

Are your slip rentals monthly or annual?
Our slip rentals are annual (April 1st- March 31st). Our slips range from 10’x20’ up to 18’x60’ we are currently full and have a wait list. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please email info@prairiecreekmarina.com with overall length of your boat and a cell phone number.

Do I have to show up at 9 am for my weekend boat rental?
No, you have your rental for your full allotted time, and you can show up when you want. However, we do ask that if you are going to be 2+ hours late you give us a call and let us know.

I am not born before January 1, 1986. How do I rent a boat?
You can get your boating safety certificate online and we accept the certificate from any state. Visit https://www.boat-ed.com for more info. You must present a valid Arkansas or NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) boating certificate at check-in and have it with you while operating any boat on Beaver Lake. Although it may not be required, if you are not familiar with boats, we recommend taking the course.

How old do you have to be to drive rental boats?
The person renting and driving the boat to be over 25 years of age.

Is there a deposit for rental boats?
Full payment is due upon reserving any boat rental. A $500 damage deposit is due upon checking out the rental and is returned at the end of rental period if no damage occurs.

Do you sell fishing licenses?
No, we do not but you can now take care of it online! Visit https://www.AGFC.com

What are your rental times?
During season (from Memorial Day – Labor Day) weekdays (Tuesday – Thursday) it is 9 am-1 pm or 2-6 pm for a half day and 9-6 for a full day. Friday – Monday is it 9-6 for a full day. All rentals can be booked online thru our website.

Do you rent Jetskis or personal watercraft, fishing boats, ski boats or houseboats?
No, we only rent 2021 Harris 150 hp tritoon boats that you can ski and tube behind.

Do you rent paddle boards or kayaks?
No, we do not but Beaver Lake Outdoor Center rents paddle boards, kayaks and jet skis. You can visit their website at https://www.beaverlakeoutdoorcenter.com

Do you rent tubes or skis?
Yes, we rent both tubes and skis. Tubes can be booked online with any boat rental. To book skis, or a tube rental separate from a boat rental, please call our office at 479-925-1623.

How do I get in contact or reserve a site at the Prairie Creek Campground?
We are not affiliated with the campground, swimming or recreation area. All reservations for camping can be made by going to the following website: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232680

Do children count towards boat capacity?
Yes, infants and children are counted towards the total capacity.

Do I need to bring life jackets?
We provide life jackets for all adult and child passengers for our boat rentals. Anyone under the age of 13 must always wear a lifejacket onboard. Please note, we do not provide infant life jackets.

Can I have extra time on my boat rental if I show up late?
No, we have set time limits for each rental, so we have appropriate time to clean and prepare for other rentals or closing.

Can I get a covered overnight slip?
This is subject to availability. Please call 479-925-1623 for pricing and availability.

Can I rent a boat overnight?
No, all rental boats are required to be returned by their scheduled time.

Do you have trailer parking?
Trailer parking is NOT permitted in the Marina parking lots.

A Lifetime of Memories

Since 1966, Prairie Creek Marina has been a highly sought after destination on Beaver Lake. Providing lake-goers and boat owners with a wide variety of services, we’ve been bringing families and friends together to create memories year after year now. It’s time for you to start making some great memories of your very own.

About Beaver Lake

Surrounded by natural and scenic beauty, Beaver Lake has something for everyone looking for an outdoor adventure in the Ozark Mountain. From observing bald eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat to casting away for a relaxing day of fishing, there is much to enjoy with every season. Whether you sit back on the shore, set sail on the water or take a walk on a hiking trail, there are unique experiences to be had year round on every one of Beaver Lake’s 487 miles of natural shoreline.

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