MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (USace) – Sixteen parks at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes are open or partially open, although seven parks will remain completely closed for the season because of continued high lake levels and damage sustained during the spring flooding.
Parks that are at least partially open at Bull Shoals Lake include Beaver Creek, Buck Creek, Dam Site, Lakeview, Pontiac, Highway 125, Tucker Hollow, Oakland and Lead Hill. Parks that are at least partially open at Norfork Lake include Bidwell, Cranfield, Gamaliel, Jordan, Panther Bay, Quarry and Robinson Point. To check the status of facilities at these parks click "Park Conditions" on the Little Rock District home page at www.swl.usace.army.mil.
River Run and Theodosia parks at Bull Shoals Lake will remain closed for the season. Parks that will remain closed at Norfork Lake are Cranfield, George's Cove, Henderson, Tecumseh and Udall. Launch ramps will be reopened as lake levels allow.
Mountain Home Project Office staff members say they regret any inconvenience this may cause, and they plan to have all facilities at the two lakes operational by spring of 2012.