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Norfork Lake
Parks & Accesses

The Norfork Lake parks, putting the natural in The Natural State. The perfect place for a day trip, a weekend, or a forever time. Have it anyway you want, a modern fully developed park, a secluded stretch of sand, or that primitive Ozark Mountain environment you've been looking for.  

When you're ready, leave that city stress behind, catch some rays, some waves, or just some ZZZZZ's, and “park-it” at one of Norfork Lake's beautiful facilities with sunny days, greener trees, brighter stars, and wetter water.

Barren Point Beach

Near the Jordan Recreation Area 

Barren Point is part of the Jordan Area group of natural sand beaches in the Big Creek Arm of Norfork Lake. This white sand beach, ½ mile in length, is accessible by boat only.

                              

Bidwell Point Park

106 Bidwell Park Point
¼ north of the AR101 bridge
Gamaliel, AR, 72537

AR State Highway 101 first access road just north of the 101 bridge.
 
GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.3861,  -92.2375 

Set among Arkansas pines and hardwoods in the central portion of Norfork Lake with scenic views.  Bidwell Point has camping with water and electric at most sites, shaded picnic areas and a group shelter. There is a boat launching ramp, swimming beach area, playgrounds, flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station. Open April 1- September 30.

Boggy Creek

County Rd. 17
Elizabeth
, AR 72531

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.19, -92.07 (approximate)

This remote area located on the Big Creek Arm in the southeast area of the Norfork Lake has a launch ramp, parking area, picnic tables and good shore fishing. Open year round. 

Buzzard Roost Harbor Park

4769 Buzzard Roost Road
Mountain Home, AR 72654
870-492-5346

GPS Coordinate (latitude, longitude) 36.34936, -92.29262 

Boat launch ramp, courtesy dock, parking, vault toilets, marine dump station. Look for expansion of this area in 2011. Access to Big E Bluff by water. Open all year. 

Calamity Beach

County Rd. 24
Clarkridge
, AR 72623

Take AR Highway 201 North to  County Rd 37 east, then County Rd. 472 to County Rd 24.

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.2830, -92.1530 (approximate)

This popular, minimally developed beach area on the northern part of Norfork Lake has a boat launch ramp, parking area, sand beach, primitive camping and shoreline fishing. Calamity Beach is a good place to spread a blanket on the beach.  

Cranfield Park

2028 Cranfield Road
Mountain Home, AR 72653
870-492-5191

GPS Coordinate (latitude, longitude) 36.40277, -92.319

Newly renovated, Cranfield Park is on the central portion of Norfork Lake. Facilities include 2 boat launch areas with courtesy dock, swimming beach area, picnic areas, 2 group shelters, 0.75 mile nature trail, 2 playgrounds and an amphitheater. Cranfield Park has shaded campsites – all sites have electric and water hookups. There are flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station. Closest park to Mountain Home. Boat launch ramp is open all year. 

Curly Point

Approach from Elizabeth, AR

GPS coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.1833, -92.10 (approximate) 

Lake access, parking, perfect for a blanket picnic, primitive camping, no water or toilet facilities, shoreline fishing in the Big Creek Arm. 

Gamaliel Recreation Area

53 Gamaliel Park Point
Gamaliel AR 72537

AR Highway 101 to Fout Road (County Road 42) to the park.

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.42111, -92.22222 

This park has excellent facilities and is located on the scenic north area of the Bennetts Bayou Arm of Norfork Lake. Gamaliel has a boat launch ramp with courtesy dock, swimming beach area, picnic areas, group shelter, playground, nature interpretive area, and a 1 mile nature trail. There are 64 campsites, most shaded or with canopies over the picnic tables. All sites have 30 amp electric hookups. The park has flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station. The campground is open April 1 - September 30. Boat launch ramp is available all year. 

Georges Cove Recreation Area

County Rd. 1140, off of Sycamore Springs Rd.

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.1730, -92.15 

Georges Cove provides good lake access to the southern portion of Norfork Lake. Facilities include a boat launch with a courtesy dock, drinking water, vault toilets, and a sanitary dump station.

Hand Cove Recreation Area

Hand Cove Road (County Road 91)
Elizabeth AR 72531

US Highway 62 East of Henderson to Hand Cove Road

GPS Coordinates- (latitude, longitude) 36.1725, -92.1215 (approximate) 

This public day use area has a boat launch ramp and parking. The area has a gradual walk to the water with good locations for shoreline fishing. It has no toilet or drinking water facilities but is a good place to have a bring a blanket picnic, swim, or fish along the lake shore. This is the northern gateway to the Hand Cove/Jordan Area beaches, the Jordan and White Bluffs, and Sand Island. Open year round.  

Henderson Park

299 Henderson Park Point
Just off US Highway 62
Henderson, AR, 72544
Phone: 870-425-2700x133

GPS Coordinates- (latitude, longitude) 36.3708, -92.2342  

This park just off of Highway 62 east in Henderson has 2 boat launch ramps with a courtesy dock, flush toilets, picnic grounds and a group shelter. The campground has 38 campsites with 30 amp electric hook ups, offers scenic Norfork Lake views and is located in the central portion of the lake. The park has drinking water and both marine and trailer dump stations.

Howard Cove Recreation Area

565 Howard Cove Road
East of AR Highway 101
Gamaliel, AR 72537
870-467-5252

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.40643,  -92.249 

Boat launch ramp, parking, vault toilets. Campsites with picnic tables in a park like setting overlooking Norfork Lake. Most sites have electric and water hookups. Camping reservations are suggested. Boat launch ramp is open year round.  

Jordan Recreation Area

2923 Jordan Landing Road North of AR Highway 177
Jordan, AR 72519
870-499-7223

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.42095, -92.22459 

This recreational area on the southeast end of Norfork Lake has a boat launch with courtesy dock, a swim beach, picnic areas, and a group shelter. Campsites, most with 30 amp electric hookups, are in an area shaded by towering pines. Several sites are along the bluff overlooking Norfork Lake.  The park has flush and vault toilets, drinking water and a sanitary dump station. This is the southern gateway to the Jordan/Hand Cove area beaches, Jordan and White Bluffs and Sand Island. Open year around. Boat launch ramp is open year round. 

Liner Creek
 

County Road 552 and Missouri Highway T

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.3125, -92.1630 (Approximate)

 

This secluded area on the northern portion of Norfork Lake provides a lake access with parking in the area south of Udall Missouri.

 

The Norfork National Fish Hatchery & Dry Run Creek

1414 Highway 177 South
Mountain Home, AR 72653-9799
Phone: 870-499-5255
 

The Norfork National Fish Hatchery is located below the Norfork Dam. Established in 1955, the Norfork National Fish Hatchery is a cold water hatchery primarily for the production of trout to restock the tail waters below Norfork and other dams. The hatchery raises three kinds of trout: rainbow, brown and cutthroat. In addition, Norfork National Fish Hatchery also provides trout to reservoirs and in cooperation with state game and fish agencies distributes fish throughout Arkansas and other nearby states. Visitors are welcome to tour the visitor center and hatchery, open from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Special group tours can be arranged by calling the hatchery in advance of visiting. Free catch and release fishing is available in Dry Run Creek at the hatchery site for handicapped persons and children under the age of 16. An accessible ramp, paved walk and picnic tables are available beside Dry Run Creek. The scenic area around Dry Run Creek is a great place for photo opportunities and a good outing for the family. 

Panther Bay Recreational Area

Panther Bay Loop & AR Highway 101

½ mile north of US 62 & AR 101 Intersection
Henderson, AR 72544
870-425-2700

GPS Coordinate (latitude, longitude) 36.37395, -92.25222 

This well developed recreational area in the central portion of Norfork Lake has 2 boat launches with courtesy dock, a playground, picnic areas, group shelters, and a swimming beach. The trailhead for David’s Trail is in the Day use area at Panther Bay. The wooded campground has some sites with electricity. There are showers, flush and vault toilets, and a sanitary dump station. All campsites are first come, first served. One boat launch ramp is open all year. 

Pigeon Creek Recreation Area

Highway 201 north of Mountain Home
Mountain Home, AR 72653

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.2430, -92.20.30 

This day use area has approximately 10 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with trail heads and parking areas on both sides of Highway 201. The trails range from beginner to moderate and provide access to scenic and remote areas of Norfork Lake. The boat launch has a courtesy dock.  Picnic tables are available and the area is good for shoreline fishing. 

Quarry Park Public Use Area

AR Highway 177 & The Norfork Lake Dam
2 miles north of AR 5 & AR 177 Intersection
Salesville, AR 72653
870-499-7216

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.260992,  -92.241819

Quarry Park offers a variety of services. The day use area on Norfork Lake has a newly renovated swim beach, boat launch with courtesy dock, playground, picnic area, pavilion, volleyball court, basketball goal, flush toilets, drinking water, and a hiking trailhead. Also available is a group camp area with 7 sites (no hookups), vault toilet, and picnic shelter. The recently renovated Dam-Quarry Campground is located ¼ of a mile from this day use area, along the North Fork River, downstream of the Norfork Lake Dam, and provides access to world-class trout fishing below the Norfork Dam. This park has a group shelter, flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, campsites with 30 and 50 amp electric and water hookups, sanitary dump station, river boat launching ramp, 2 playgrounds, marina services and boat rentals. This is the western gateway to the Jordan/Hand Cove area beaches, the Jordan and White Bluffs, and Sand Island. Open all year.  

Red Bank

County Road 41, off of AR Highway 101
Gamaliel
, AR 72537

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.2680, -92.1500 (approximate)

Boat launch ramp with courtesy dock and parking. Good area for fishing. Open all year. 

Robinson Point Recreation Area

2390 Robinson Point Road (Off US62 E to County Rd. 279)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 492-6853

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.3528, -92.2394 

This large, newly renovated park is at the central portion of the lake. The boat launch has a courtesy dock. There is a swimming beach area, picnic area, group shelter, playground, and 3 mile National Recreation Trail. The camping area has 102 sites with 30 and 50 amp electric hookups.  There are showers, flush and vault toilets, drinking water and a sanitary dump station. Open April 1- October 31. 

Sand Island (Jordan Island)

In the Big Creek Arm 

The place to be and be seen in the summer. As its name implies, this island of naturally occurring sand is unique amongst the Ozark Mountain lakes. This very popular beach, with its oasis type tree shaded interior, can be accessed only by boat. Located in the center of the Big Creek Arm, between the Hand Cove and Jordan Recreation Areas. 

Talbert Point

County Road 832
Henderson
, AR 72544

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.2415, -92.1315 (approximate) 

Boat launch ramp and limited parking available all year.  

Tecumseh Recreation Area

Adjacent to U.S. Highway 160 at Tecumseh, MO.

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.3200, -92.1720 (Approximate) 

Tecumseh is located on the upper reaches of the lake in more of a river-like setting and is a popular site for canoeing and kayaking. It is a smaller park with 7 campsites without hookups.  The park has vault toilets, drinking water, and a launching ramp.  

Tracy Landing Recreation Area

3438 Tracy Ferry Road
Mountain Home, AR. 72653
870-491-5335

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.18, -92.16 (approximate) 

Boat launch ramp, picnic area, vault toilet, hiking/nature trail, in the south-central portion of Norfork Lake. Boat launch ramp is open all year. 

Udall

Off of Hwy 101 near Bakersfield, MO, 8.3 miles west on State Road O, then follow park access road

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.3220, 92.1700 (approximate) 

Boat launch ramp with a courtesy dock. It is located on the upper reaches of the lake in more of a river setting. 7 campsites without electric hookups, vault toilets, sanitary dump station, drinking water. This area is popular for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. 

White Bluff Beach

In the Big Creek Arm 

This remote natural sand beach is for those trying to avoid the crowds. Somewhat secluded and accessible by boat only, the natural sand draws those planning to “make it a day on the beach”. Located immediately to the southwest of Sand Island and to the east of White Bluff, there is plenty of room to spread out your beach base camp.  

Woods Point Recreation Area

156 Woods Point Road (County Road 93)
Elizabeth
, AR 72531

GPS Coordinates (latitude, longitude) 36.1750, 92.1030 (approximate) 

This small wooded park provides good boating access to Big Creek, Brushy Creek and the southeast portion of the Norfork Lake.

 

Mountain Home City Parks 

Cooper Park

1101 Spring St.,
Mountain Home, AR 72653 

Cooper Park  facilities include  a youth center, walking/running trail, senior center, swimming pool, baseball field, soccer field, nature pond, historical settlement, two pavilions, playgrounds, outdoor basketball, three tennis courts, and outdoor fitness station 

Hickory Park

466 S. Hickory St.,
Mountain Home, AR 72653 

Hickory Park’s facilities include 2 pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a gazebo, softball field and an outdoor basketball court. 

Twin Lakes Park

1634 Rossi Rd.,
Mountain Home, AR 72653 

Features little league baseball fields, adult softball fields, nature trail, sand volleyball court, playgrounds and pavilions. 

Keller Park

1832 Rossi Rd.,
Mountain Home, AR 72653 

Facilities include a pavilion, softball fields, and a lighted walking trail 

Dr. Ray Stahl Soccer Complex


4667 Hwy 5 S.,
Mountain Home, AR 72653
 

Facilities include soccer accommodations for all ages and abilities.

 

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