The place to be and be seen in the summer. As its name implies, this island of naturally occurring sand is unique among 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.

Accessible by boat only No Facilities An Island of Sand


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.

Accessible by boat only


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


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

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.


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

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

Access by boat only


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.


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


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


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