Norfork Lake Tourism
would like you to be aware of the following:
Norfork Lake is a federally controlled lake operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The lake is regulated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC). Federal boating regulations apply as does those of the State of Arkansas.
Norfork Lake is patrolled by the US Army Corps of Engineers Rangers, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Rangers. Their mission is your boating safety. It works. Check our recent safety records.
Kids And Boats
Children 12 years old and younger must wear a US Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) at all times on any vessel.
To legally operate any motorboat (including personal watercrafts) on Arkansas waters, a person who is of legal age to operate, whether an Arkansas resident or a non-resident, and who is born on or after January 1, 1986, must carry one of the following:
- An approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) safe boating course certificate
- A valid boating education certificate issued by another state from a boating education course that is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)
Additional restrictions apply to operators under legal age.
HELP US PROTECT YOUR LAKE!
The Norfork Lake Tourism works diligently to
keep your lake free of aquatic nuisances, invasive species, and other
destructive forces to keep Norfork Lake pristine for generations to come.
Year Round Fun!