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A good sized secluded beach in the big Creek Arm of Norfork Lake. Just east of the large White Bluff, this makes a good day camp for sun and beach lovers

Accessible by boat only No Facilities Sand Beach


Open April 1 - October 31 This large campground is at the central portion of the lake. Two peninsulas have sites very near the water. 102 campsites with 30 or 50 amp electric hookups, flush toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, boat launching ramp, swimming area, 3-mile National Recreation Trail, and playground.

Marine Services by Panther Bay Marina Showers & Flush Toilets Electric & Water Hook Ups Swim Beach Boat Launch Ramp Dump Station


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 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 and Sand Island.

Concrete Launch Ramp Plenty of Parking Gravel Swim Area In the Hand Cove Community North Entry to Sand Island and Sand Beaches No Facilities


This park on the southeast end of Norfork Lake has a boat launch with courtesy dock, a swim beach, picnic areas, group shelter. Campsites are in an area shaded by towering pines. Several sites are on the bluff overlooking Norfork Lake. The park has flush toilets & drinking water. This is the southern gateway to the Jordan/Hand Cove area beaches.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp Food Marina Swim Area


Norfork is one of four multiple-purpose projects constructed in the upper White River Basin for control of floods and generation of hydroelectric power. The project also offers excellent recreational opportunities. Construction of the dam was initiated in the spring of 1941 and was completed three years later.

Provides 22,000 surface acres of water Created by the flood control act of June 28, 1938 Construction began in spring of 1941 More than 550 miles of shoreline


The trail head of Big Tree Trail in located in Gamaliel Park. It is rated an "Easy" trail of 1 mile in length. The average hiking time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour. In season services are located in the park.


The Living Cave can hardly be described in words! You must visit the caves truly understand and appreciate their beauty. Entering the world of the underground is always a thrilling experience. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tours wind through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world's largest flowstone.

Guided Cave Tours Lighted & Paved Pathways Wild Caving Reservations Recommended 58 Degrees Year Round Hiking Trails

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.

David's Trail honors and remembers the contributions David Floyd made to his community. Partially completed, it will be a 50+ mile network of multiple-purpose trails located on 100% public lands surrounding Norfork Lake and designed to encourage an active lifestyle for all ages and abilities. The trailhead is located in Panther Bay Park.


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

Launch Ramp Parking Courtesy Dock Marina


Dry Run Creek trout fishery is a very special place in the Ozarks set aside for and accessible to those under the age of 16 and disabled anglers. Adjacent to the National Trout Hatchery, only artificial lures are permitted at Dry Run Creek. The area is a catch and release fishery. All trout must be immediately returned to the creek.

For Wheelchair Confined Anglers For Young Anglers Under 16 Catch & Release Only Specially designed walk ways Ramps to the Fishing Platforms The Nation's Best Trout Stream

Exactly that, an isolated shoreline of sand. Located between Seward Point and Point 8. Access by boat only.

Access by boat only


The Gaston Visitor Center is an environmental education learning center and features interpretation of the river, dam and lake, and their histories. State-of-the-art interpretive exhibits are in the lobby, along with a gift shop, and Johnboat Theater and Exhibit Hall, a 1,720-square-foot area filled with images of the river, lake and dam.


The trail heads of this 13 mile trail are located at Upper Quarry Park, George's Cove, and Tracy Recreation Area. It is rated a "Moderate" trail and is designed for foot traffic only. The trail takes hikers along the shoreline of Norfork Lake and sites typical of the Ozark Plateau. Caution is advised near the bluffs of the trail. No services.


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.


Nestled deep in the Ozarks, next to the North Fork River and Norfork Lake Dam, is the Norfork Hatchery. Completed in 1957 by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Norfork National Fish Hatchery raises & stock over 2 million rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout annually. The Norfork National Fish Hatchery is open all year to visitors.


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


The trail head of Robinson Point Trail in located at the entrance of Robinson Point Park near Henderson and Mountain Home, AR. It is rated a "Moderate" trail of 3 miles in length. The average hiking time is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Caution is advised near the bluffs of the trail. In season services are located in the park.

Pigeon Creek, north of Mountain Home on Norfork Lake, is a National Recreation Trail maintained by the Twin Lakes Bicycle Club that includes miles of mountain biking trails. Just a few minutes north of Mountain Home, The Pigeon Creek National Trail System offers up to 20 miles of stacked loop trails open for mountain biking and hiking.


Georges Cove provides good lake access to the southern portion of Norfork Lake. Facilities include a boat launch with a courtesy dock


Tap your toes to bluegrass mountain music, see blacksmithing, pottery making, & other pioneer skills and crafts. Learn to grow an herb garden, play authentic Ozark Mountain musical instruments, or dance a jig. Working to preserve the Ozark heritage, The Ozark Folk Center State Park is operated by the State of Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.


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.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp Boat Gas Marina No Swim Area


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


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 swim beach. The trailhead for David’s Trail is in Panther Bay. The wooded campground has sites with electricity. There are showers, flush toilets

Picnic Areas Camping Launch Ramps David's Hiking Trailhead Marina Swim Area


This day use area has about 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 with courtesy dock. Picnic tables are available. The area is good for shoreline fishing.

Picnic Areas Launch Ramp Hiking Trails Biking Trails No Facilities No Swim Beach


This park's 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. This is an area of fantastic fishing in the spring and throughout the summer. This is the western gateway to the Jordan/Hand Cove area beaches and Sand Island.

Picnic Areas Camping Launch Ramp Great Fishing Marina Swim Area


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

Launch Pamp Courtesy Dock Parking Good Shoreline Fishing

Boat launch ramp and limited parking available all year.

Launch Ramp Limited Parking


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.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp


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.

Launch Ramp Marina


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

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp Courtesy Dock


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

Launch Ramp Parking Good Fishing
Fri & Sat, June 25th & 26th, 2021 Fireworks Show-Sat Night 9:45 pm Kids Zone, Vendors Multiple Concerts Rodeo / 5K Run / Parade Car/Truck Show
July 3rd, 2021 Between the Hwy 62 & 101 Bridges 35th Annual Independence Eve Show Show Starts at Dark Fantastic Views from Land or Boat American Made Fireworks by AM Pyrotechnics
July 31th, 2021 from 11 am - 4 pm A Fun Day of Boating & 7 Card Draw Prizes Awarded at Jordan Marina Pavilion $30 / Hand Pre-register or Register on Event Day Plus Optional Fun Games of Chance


Nestled in 80 acres of rolling hills on Norfork Lake near marinas, boat ramps and a world of outdoor activities, you will find one of the premier resorts on the lake - Norfork Lake Ozark Mountain Lodge! A first-class resort with amenities and activities that make it your perfect home away from home whether it be for business or a weekend getaway.

Beautiful 1 & 2 Story Chalets Comfortable Suites & Studio Apts Secluded RV Park w/Full Hookup’s Short & Long Term Lodge & RV Stays Group Events, Reunions & Retreats Large Party Pavilion w/ Fire Pit
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