Park on Norfork Lake (RR)
3.5 miles between 2 & 2A
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility
The intersection at Jordan Grocery
Driving Directions - From
Upper Quarry Park at Point
2 go across Norfork Dam. In 4 miles you'll come to a 4-way intersection (seen
above). Jordan Grocery, a gas station and convenience store, is here. Turn left (north)
onto CR-70, aka Jordan Landing Road. Jordan Park is about 8 miles down this two lane paved
From Point 6 - Turn
onto CR-64, aka Jordan Road. Drive 5.5 miles and you come to Jordan Grocery, a gas
station and convenience store. Go across Hwy 177 onto CR - 70, which may still show on
some maps as either Jordan Road, or CR-64. Jordan Park is about 8 miles down this two lane
Jordan Grocery Is A Fun Place To Stop - Food, gas, beer and wine, deli, fishing stuff, and
friendly owners, this is another one of those special landmarks tourists and locals alike.
If you didn't pack a picnic and decide you want a picnic once you see Jordan Park, they'll
fix you up with all you need including deli sandwiches made to order. The store is also a
U.S. Post Office for the Jordan area. Jordan Grocery is at 6547 Hwy 177 South, Jordan, Arkansas.
Phone 870-499-7447. Jordan zip code is 72519.
Shaded lakeside picnic tables, fishing, swimming at Jordan Park
Jordan Park, simply
put, is beautiful. It's well maintained, and a fine example of your Federal tax dollars at
work. All paved. Day use
fees apply, usually under $5. This clean park offers public swimming, bank fishing, lakeside picnic tables, a boat
launch with courtesy dock, paved parking, and public bathrooms. It is also a beautiful RV
and tent camping site. The camping sites have no hookups but there is water, toilets, and
a dump station in the park. Picnic tables get you close to the water. Several bank fishing
spots allow you to try your luck. If you don't have a license you can buy one at the
on-site marina. Sand Island is about 200 yards across the water from Jordan Park. Both
Sand Island, and parts of the shoreline at Jordan Park, offer the only true sand beaches
on Norfork Lake. The large full service marina, Jordan Marina, offers a line-up of rental
boats for lake action, a store, fishing guide services, and other marina services. Unique
to this marina is an impressive scuba operation, complete with a map of 32 underwater
attractions. Jordan Marina - 3291
Jordan Landing Rd, Jordan, Arkansas, 870-499-7348.
Camping / RV spots
Making Reservations - Jordan Park, though a
Corps of Engineer (C)E) facility, is a first-come-first served Park. In this area COE
parks are officially open from April 1st to September 15th. You can camp in the parks the
rest of the year, but services are not turned on, and staff is not on site.
If you have specific questions you'll need to call the local
U.S. Army Crops of Engineers Project Office in Mountain Home, Arkansas. It is always a
good idea to call the Mountain Home Corps Office at 870-425-2700 before you leave home.
Sometimes the parks are closed, or partly closed, due to high water, or for maintenance.
Mountain Home COE Office: 870-425-2700 8am to 4:30pm
Getting Back To The Main Tour Loop -
Head back up CR 70 for 8 miles until you get to the intersection with Hwy 177 at Jordan
Grocery. If you turn left (east) and go I mile you'll come to Roscoe's Restaurant. If you
go straight (south) you'll be on CR 64 (paved) which in 5.5 miles brings you to Point 6
where you connect back up with the main tour loop. At Point 6 turn left
(east) to continue the tour, or turn right (west) and you'll come back to Norfork at Point 4 in
Roscoe's Restaurant is a mile down Hwy 177
from Jordan Grocery. Roscoe's has some interesting entrees. You never know for sure
what will be on the menu, but most of it is pretty darn good!
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