Your Connection to Recreation at North Bend State Park
North Bend Outfitters
2016 Here We Come
Located in the heart of Ritchie County, 1 mile west of Harrisville, just 6 minutes from Rt. 50.
One does not have to make another appointment with a therapist or psychiatrist until you experience the serenity of North Bend Lake first. It's not the normal "tourist trap" attraction. This place can really reset your outlook in life.
Water Vessels. Rent a Pontoon, Kayak, Canoe and V-Bottom any day of the week. Also we have real ugly Jon Boats. (helps fish to migrate to attractive bait).
Waterski/Jetski Rental. We don't have water skis because maximum motor limit is 10hp on lake. That is what makes this lake unique.
Bike Rental at River Run. If you're looking for a more relaxing outing on a nearby trail, rent a bike for an afternoon with your loved one. I did.
Quiet, Peaceful, Tranquil
Great Place to just Hang-Out
Whether you're 18 or 78, a day on the lake will make you feel like a kid. Spend a day with us, and enjoy memories for years to come.
We offer complete rentals of children's bikes, cruisers, adult trikes, trailers, boats, canoes, kayaks and a pontoon boat.
While visiting Ritchie County, tune your radio station to 98.5 on the FM dial. It is Ritchie Co.'s only locally owned and operated station.This station is also a part of our hub. The station ironically is located in a station (old gas station). So we decided to pump music instead of gasoline. The group only plays old tunes of the past, whether it is Country, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Christian, Saddle Songs, Polka, Old Stories and a host of other genres. Give it a try for a change, after all that is why you're in Ritchie County. It is said that many locals get off their medications after listening for 30 days.
98.5 WVHV-LP FM Radio
It is already March of a new year. We have been receiving calls for boat and bike outings already (since mid February). Looks like it's gonna be an active year. Last fall Andy and I started building the foundation for a 700 sq. ft. party deck located directly behind the boathouse, which borders the lake. We think it will be a great place to hang out for the guests of Northbend Outfitters and NBSP. Should handle a party of around 35 to 40 persons including the owners. (we love hamburgers and hot dogs also and our presence defers the need for the Dept. of Homeland Security). This deck has been in discussion for 2 years and we finally received approval to build it. This is exciting.
Also during the winter months, we purchased another boat for our fleet. It is a 16ft Starcraft V-bottom 9.9hp craft that has a capacity of 5 persons. This will be popular for fishermen and familys alike. Our fleet is growing to the place that we need to add a couple of new sections to our marina. We have one unit ready.
Also we still need to perform some maintenance on the bikes at the River Run campground. This project should be completed in April.
So if you want an update or an appointment, just give us a ring for your special event.
This season is starting out with challenges. The deck was carried down-stream by the melting ice this spring. It was retrieved by Andy and Doug and two days later the high waters (withing 3ft. of the roof of the boathouse) released it from the dock again somehow. Anyway no big deal, it was retrieved and remounted. BTW, the dock was not available until August 2014. --- Also another vessel has been added to the line-up for this year (2015). it is a V-Bottom 14ft Gas powered unit. Also the Birrdwatchers Digest is coming back this summer, only earlier, to russle up a few feathers. We are excited about their re-up for the adventure weekend during the June 5th weekend........
Looking forward this is going to be a busy season and we are working diligently to meet your needs.