MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - The Army Corps of Engineers is happy to announce that the 2019 recreation season is here on Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes.
Beginning April 1, the following parks will be open for business: Cranfield, Quarry, Gamaliel, and Robinson Point on Norfork Lake, and Beaver Creek, Highway 125, Lakeview, and Lead Hill on Bull Shoals Lake.
The remaining seven parks will open May 1. These parks include: Bidwell Point and Henderson on Norfork Lake and Buck Creek, Oakland, River Run, Theodosia, and Tucker Hollow on Bull Shoals Lake.
There are many campsites available on a first come, first served basis, however, the majority must be reserved in advance. To make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. Campsites range from $14 - $22 per night depending on the amenities available.
The Annual Day Use Pass, which grants free access to all Corps-managed day-use facilities in the nation, may be purchased for $40 and is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Visitors with America the Beautiful Annual Senior, Lifetime Senior, and Access passes receive a 50 percent discount on camping and free day-use, when presented or properly displayed.
The Mountain Home Project Office staff hopes you have a safe and enjoyable recreation season at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes. Please remember to wear your lifejacket when swimming and boating and ensure your kill switch is properly secured to the boat operator when the vessel is under power.
For more information contact Dylan Edwards, chief ranger at 501-340-1431 or visit us at https://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Norfork-Lake/ or https://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Bull-Shoals-Lake/.
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