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Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds are located at Robinson Point, Cranfield, Quarry, Jordan, Henderson, Panther Bay, Bidwell Point, and Gamaliel Parks and offer campers facilities such as sites having electrical (some with 50 amp) and water hookups, basic tent sites, flush toilets, showers, and sanitary dump stations. Tecumseh and Udall are smaller, basic parks with water and vault toilets. These parks are located on the upper reaches of the lake in more of a river setting. Seasons generally run from April through October and vary from park to park. Campsite reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Four primitive camping areas offering a more rustic camping experience have been designated at Norfork Lake, Jordan Island, Jordan Cove, Calamity Beach, and Curley Point. A permit for camping at these areas is required and is available from the Mountain Home Project Office.

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Description: This campground is a peninsular with many campsites set among a mixture of towering oak and pine trees, some with scenic views of the lake. There is a big beach area enjoyed by many.

Location: 9 miles northeast of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, then 2 miles north on State Highway 101; cross bridge and take first access road to the right.

Facilities: 48 campsites with (30 & 50 amp) electric hookups, flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launching ramp, swimming area, playground, and group shelter. For reservable campsite information please contact www.recreation.gov.

Fees: Electric $18-$20

Open: May 1 - October 31

Description: An “island” campground, accessed by a causeway, is closest to Mountain Home. All sites are well shaded.

Location: 5.5 miles northeast of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62/412, then 2 miles north on Baxter County Road 34.

Facilities: 69 campsites with (30 & 50 amp) electric hookups, flush toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launching ramp, swimming area, 2 group shelter, 0.75 mile nature trail, 2 playgrounds, amphitheater, and marina. For reservable campsite information please contact www.recreation.gov.

Fees: No Basic, Electric $18 - $20

Open: April 1 –  October 31

Description: A large day use only area with many facilities, adjacent to Norfork Dam.

Location: 3 miles northeast of Norfork on State Highway 5, then 2 miles east on State Highway 177, located on the lakeside of the dam.

Facilities: Swimming area, launching ramp, picnic sites, group shelter #1, playground, volleyball court, basketball goal, vault toilet, drinking water, trailhead, and marina. Also has a group camp area with 7 sites (limited hookups), vault toilet, and picnic shelter.

Fees: $50 picnic shelter, $65 group camp.

Open: Year-round.

Description: Year around camping is provided at this Class Campground is located along the North Fork River, downstream of the dam, and provides access to world-class trout fishing.

Location: 3 miles northeast of Norfork on State Highway 5, then 2 miles east on State Highway 177, located on the river side of the dam.

Facilities: 68 campsites (30 & 50 amp electric) and water hookups, group shelter #3, flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, no individual sewer hookup at any of the campsites, river boat launching ramp, and 2 playgrounds. For reservable campsite information please contact www.recreation.gov.

Fees: No Basic, Electric $18 - $20.

Open:Year-round.

Description: This campground has excellent facilities and is located on the Bennetts Bayou area of the Norfork Lake. Most sites are tucked in among the timber or have canopies over the picnic tables for shade.  Most campsites do not have a view of the lake.

Location: 9 miles northeast of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, then 4.5 miles north on State Highway 101, then 3 miles southeast on Baxter County Road 42.

Facilities: 64 campsites with (30 & 50) electric hookups, flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launching ramp, swimming area, group shelter, playground, interpretive area, 1-mile nature trail, and marina. For reservable campsite information please contact www.recreation.gov.

Fees: No Basic, Electric $18 - $20

Open: April 1 - October 31

Description: This popular campground is on a peninsula in the central area of Norfork Lake. The campground is subject inundation due to high lake levels which has removed the native shade trees. Each campsite has a canopy over the table for shade. The campsites offer scenic lake views and are adjacent to Highway 62.

Location: 10 miles east of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, cross lake on bridge and turn left.

Facilities: 38 campsites with (30) electric hookups, flush toilets, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launching ramp, and marina. For reservable campsite information please contact.  www.recreation.gov 

Fees:  Electric $18 - $20

Open: May 1 - September 15

Description: Wooded campground provides good boating access to the central portion of the lake. It is adjacent to Highway 62.

Location: 9 miles east of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, then 1 mile north on State Highway 101

Facilities: 28 campsites (15 with electricity, 7 without), Flush and vault toilets, Showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launching ramp, swimming area, group shelter, playground, and marina. No reservations accepted. All campsites are first come, first served.

Fees:  Electric $18

Open: May 1 - September 15

Description: This is one of the most popular parks in the central portion of Norfork Lake. There are 99 campsites scattered through the 25 plus acre campground. Two peninsulas have sites very near the water. In 2011 improvements to the campground were a new boat launch, swimming beach, additional showers and flush toilets have been added for greater convenience.

Location: 9 miles east of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, then 2.5 miles south on Baxter County Road 279.

Facilities: 99 campsites with (30 & 50 amp) electric hookups, flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launching ramp, swimming area, 3-mile National Recreation Trail, and playground. For reservable campsite information please contact www.recreation.gov.

Fees: No Basic, Electric $18 - $20

Open: May 1 - October 31

Description: This campground meanders along the North Fork of the White River At Tecumseh, Missiour.  A  very popular location for canoeing and fishing for Stripers and White Bass from the shoreline.  This is a primitive campground with few amenities but great for fishing and floating.

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

Facilities: 7 sites vault toilets, drinking water, boat launching ramp but (with no trailer hookups).

Fees: Basic $11, No Electric

Open: May 1 - September 15

Description: Primitave Campground is in a river-like setting in an area known for good fishing. Most sites are well shaded.

Location: Off of Hwy 101 near Bakersfield, MO, 8.3 miles west on State Road O, then 0.7 miles on park access road.

Facilities: 7 sites with no hookups, vault toilets, sanitary dump station, drinking water, launching ramp, and marina.

Fees: Basic $12, No Electric

Open: May 1 - September 15