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

Ritchie County's Finest

Quiet, Peaceful, Tranquil

Great Place to just Hang-Out

Outdoor Fun

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.

Preparing for the year


Rental Stuff at North Bend



Waterski/Jetski Rental. We don't have water skis because maximum motor limit is 10hp on lake. That is what makes this lake unique - no big wakes and quiet.


Water Vessels. North Bend Outfitters has for rental Pontoon, Single and Tandem Kayaks, Sit on Tops, Stand-up Board, Canoes and V-Bottom 10Hp Boats any day of the week.


Bike Rental at River Run.     Convenient and safe location to access the Rail/Trail or pedal around the park camping area with your family. Around 25 bikes to choose from. Campers are even allowed to feed you.

North Bend Outfitters

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.

        Feburary 2021

Your Connection to Recreation at North Bend State Park

  Hello I hope all is well, it is currently 28 degrees F with a pretty good layer of ice forming on everything and snow on the way. Not your ideal boating weather. That being said the 2021 season will be here before we know it. We are excited about the upcoming season, with the addition of 4 brand new Old Town Loons to our fleet. Also our online booking will not be available until may 1st so you will have to call a day ahead for reservations before then. Thanks for checking us out and get ready to GET OUTSIDE with NBO!


Book your rentals online. Package deals are available for evenings. 

We are available April 1st. through Oct 31st. via  phone. Services are provided 7 days a week. We are present at the boathouse Saturdays and Sundays during the May thru Sept. months.

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