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Camping

Campgrounds managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offer a wide range of facilities for visitors to choose from. Most parks offer sites with electrical and water hookups, restrooms, showers, flush toilets, and sanitary dump stations. Although season dates vary by park, most parks are open from April through October. Campsite reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service online at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

For a more rustic camping experience, Norfork Lake offers four primitive camping areas. These areas are located at Jordan Island, Jordan Cove, Calamity Beach, and Kerley 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 offers sites set among a mixture of towering oak and pine trees, some with scenic views of the lake. The park offers a hiking trail, playground, picnic shelter, launch ramp, and a nice swim beach.  To view a map of the park, click here.

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 toilets, showers, drinking water, sanitary dump station, a launch ramp, swimming area, hiking trail, playground, and picnic shelter.  For reservations, please go to www.recreation.gov.

Fees: Campsites: $18-$20 per night; Day Use Fees apply for use of swim beach and launch ramp.

Open: May 1 - September 30

Description: This is an “island” campground, accessed by a causeway, and is close to the town of Mountain Home.  Most sites are surrounded by shade trees.  Three tent sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  To view a map of the park, click here.

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, 2 launch ramps, swimming area, 2 group shelters, a short nature trail, 2 playgrounds, an amphitheater, and marina. To make a reservation, go to www.recreation.gov.

Fees:  Campsites: $14 - $20 per night; Day Use Fees apply for use of swim beach and launch ramp.

Open: April 1 –  October 31

Description: Year-round camping is provided at this campground, located along the North Fork River.  This park provides access to world-class trout fishing.  To view a map of the park, click here.

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 offering electric (30 & 50 amp) and water hookups, flush toilets, showers, drinking water, 2 sanitary dump stations, 2 launch ramps, and 2 playgrounds.  To make a reservation, please go to www.recreation.gov.

Fees:  Campsites: $18 - $20 per night; Group Camping Area:  $65 per night;  Reservable Group Shelters:  $40 per day.

Open: Year-Round.

Description:  This campground is a great place for your next family vacation.  To view a map of the park, click here.

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 and water hookups, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, a sanitary dump station, a launch ramp, swimming area, group shelter, playground, amphitheater, a nature trail, and a marina. To make a reservation, please go to www.recreation.gov.

Fees: Campsites: $18 - $19 per night; Day Use Fees apply for use of swim beach and launch ramp.

Open: April 1 - October 31

Description: This popular campground is on a peninsula in the central area of Norfork Lake.  Each campsite has a canopy over the picnic table for shade. These campsites offer scenic lake views and are adjacent to Highway 62.  To view a map of the campground, click here.
Location: 10 miles east of Mountain Home on U.S. Highway 62, cross the bridge and turn left.

Facilities: 36 campsites with electric hookups, restroom with flush toilets, drinking water, sanitary dump station, 2 launch ramps, and a marina. To make a reservation, please go to www.recreation.gov 

Fees: Campsites: $18 per night; Day Use Fees apply for use of launch ramps.

Open: May 1 - September 30

Description: This wooded campground provides excellent boating access to the central portion of Norfork Lake.  To view a map of the park, click here.

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

Facilities: 15 campsites with electricity, restroom with showers, vault toilet, drinking water, sanitary dump station, 2 launch ramps, swim beach, picnic shelter, playground, picnic sites, hiking trail and marina.  No reservations accepted.  All campsites are rented on a first come, first served basis.

Fees: Campsites: $18 per night (Please place camping fees in the honor vault);  Day Use Fees apply for use of swim beach and launch ramp.

Open: May 1 - September 30th

Description:  Pigeon Creek Park is a "day-use only" park.  No camping is allowed.  It is open year-round and offers boat launching, a picnic area, and a hiking and mountain biking trail.  For a map of the trail, click here.  Pigeon Creek ATV and Motorcycle Area is also nearby. 

Location:  Park is adjacent to Hwy 201N, located next to the bridge.

Fees:  No fees are charged.  Camping is not allowed.

Open:  Year-round

 

Description:  This is a "day-use only" area.  Camping is available in Dam-Quarry Park.  For a map of the day-use area, click here.

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

Facilities:  Swim beach, launch ramp, picnic sites, group shelter, playground, volleyball court, basketball goal, restroom, drinking water, trailhead, and marina.

Fees: Picnic Shelter $40/Day; Day Use Fees apply for use of swim beach and launch ramp.

Open: Year-Round

Description: This park located near the town of Mountain Home.  Many sites are close to the water or offer a view of the lake.  For a map of the park, click here.

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 electric (30 & 50 amp) and water hookups, restrooms with showers and flush toilets, drinking water, sanitary dump station, launch ramp, swim beach, hiking trail, picnic shelter, and playground.  To make a reservation, please go to www.recreation.gov.

Fees: Campsites: $18 - $20; Day Use Fees apply for use of swim beach and launch ramp.

Open: April 1 - October 31

Description: This campground is located along the North Fork of the White River in Tecumseh, Missouri. This is a primitive campground with few amenities, but it is a great location for fishing. To view a map of the park, click here.

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

Facilities: 7 campsites, vault toilet, drinking water, launch ramp with parking

Fees: Campsites: $11 per night (Please place camping fees in honor vault) Day Use Fees apply for launch ramp use.

Open: May 1 - September 30


Description:  This park is provides a more primitive camping experience, but does offer a few amenities in an area known for good fishing. Most sites are well shaded.  To view a map of the park, click here.

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

Facilities: 7 campsites, vault toilets, sanitary dump station, drinking water, launch ramp, and marina.

Fees: Campsites: $11 per night (please place camping fees in the honor vault).  No electricity is provided.  Day-Use Fees apply for use of launch ramp.

Open: May 1 - September 30