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High water conditions on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes

(Source: AGFC) (Source: AGFC)
(Source: USACE) (Source: USACE)

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KAIT/USACE)  - The Corps of Engineers' Mountain Home Project Office is advising the public that recent spring rains have created high water conditions on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes causing the closure of some campsites as well as all the swim beaches. 

All of the boat launch ramps on Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes have been affected by the high water as well. High water launch ramps are available at Lead Hill Park on Bull Shoals Lake and Henderson Park on Norfork Lake.

Boaters should use caution when launching their boat because some ramps may have steep drop-offs. While boating near the shore be aware that objects such as fence posts and railings that are normally above the water could now be just below the surface and not visible. Proceed slowly near the shore and use a spotter or depth finder to avoid possible damage to your boat. 

The high water has also impacted parking, please do not block the roadways for others, or park on grassy areas.  Rangers will be patrolling and issuing tickets, if necessary. Day use fees are temporarily suspended at this time.

For more information on the status of other recreation areas on Norfork or Bull Shoals lakes log on to http://www.swl.usace.army.mil or call the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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