Arkansas and Twin Lakes area open for business

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Arkansas and Twin Lakes area open for business

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring.

“Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and all of our hospitality industry are open for business,” explained Jeff Pipkin, CEO and economic director of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce.

In North Central Arkansas, Bull Shoals Lake and its twin, Lake Norfork, are popular for the outdoor recreation opportunities they provide. “Norfork was the worst hit,” Pipkin said. “I was out there yesterday on my boat and the lakes are dropping and the water clarity is getting clearer every day.”

Pipkin added that the majority of debris floating in…

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