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This public day use area has a boat launch ramp and parking. The area has a gradual walk to the water with good locations for shoreline fishing. It is a good place to have a bring a blanket picnic, swim, or fish along the lake shore. This is the northern gateway to the Hand Cove/Jordan Area beaches and Sand Island.

Concrete Launch Ramp Plenty of Parking Gravel Swim Area In the Hand Cove Community North Entry to Sand Island and Sand Beaches No Facilities


This park on the southeast end of Norfork Lake has a boat launch with courtesy dock, a swim beach, picnic areas, group shelter. Campsites are in an area shaded by towering pines. Several sites are on the bluff overlooking Norfork Lake. The park has flush toilets & drinking water. This is the southern gateway to the Jordan/Hand Cove area beaches.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp Food Marina Swim Area


The trail head of Big Tree Trail in located in Gamaliel Park. It is rated an "Easy" trail of 1 mile in length. The average hiking time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour. In season services are located in the park.


Norfork is one of four multiple-purpose projects constructed in the upper White River Basin for control of floods and generation of hydroelectric power. The project also offers excellent recreational opportunities. Construction of the dam was initiated in the spring of 1941 and was completed three years later.

Provides 22,000 surface acres of water Created by the flood control act of June 28, 1938 Construction began in spring of 1941 More than 550 miles of shoreline


The Living Cave can hardly be described in words! You must visit the caves truly understand and appreciate their beauty. Entering the world of the underground is always a thrilling experience. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tours wind through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world's largest flowstone.

Guided Cave Tours Lighted & Paved Pathways Wild Caving Reservations Recommended 58 Degrees Year Round Hiking Trails

This remote area located on the Big Creek Arm in the southeast area of the Norfork Lake has a launch ramp, parking area, picnic tables and good shore fishing. Open year round.

David's Trail honors and remembers the contributions David Floyd made to his community. Partially completed, it will be a 50+ mile network of multiple-purpose trails located on 100% public lands surrounding Norfork Lake and designed to encourage an active lifestyle for all ages and abilities. The trailhead is located in Panther Bay Park.


Boat launch ramp, courtesy dock, parking, marine dump station. Look for expansion of this area in 2011. Access to Big E Bluff by water. Open all year.

Launch Ramp Parking Courtesy Dock Marina


Dry Run Creek trout fishery is a very special place in the Ozarks set aside for and accessible to those under the age of 16 and disabled anglers. Adjacent to the National Trout Hatchery, only artificial lures are permitted at Dry Run Creek. The area is a catch and release fishery. All trout must be immediately returned to the creek.

For Wheelchair Confined Anglers For Young Anglers Under 16 Catch & Release Only Specially designed walk ways Ramps to the Fishing Platforms The Nation's Best Trout Stream

Exactly that, an isolated shoreline of sand. Located between Seward Point and Point 8. Access by boat only.

Access by boat only


The Gaston Visitor Center is an environmental education learning center and features interpretation of the river, dam and lake, and their histories. State-of-the-art interpretive exhibits are in the lobby, along with a gift shop, and Johnboat Theater and Exhibit Hall, a 1,720-square-foot area filled with images of the river, lake and dam.


The trail heads of this 13 mile trail are located at Upper Quarry Park, George's Cove, and Tracy Recreation Area. It is rated a "Moderate" trail and is designed for foot traffic only. The trail takes hikers along the shoreline of Norfork Lake and sites typical of the Ozark Plateau. Caution is advised near the bluffs of the trail. No services.


This popular, minimally developed beach area on the northern part of Norfork Lake has a boat launch ramp, parking area, sand beach, primitive camping and shoreline fishing. Calamity Beach is a good place to spread a blanket on the beach.


Nestled deep in the Ozarks, next to the North Fork River and Norfork Lake Dam, is the Norfork Hatchery. Completed in 1957 by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Norfork National Fish Hatchery raises & stock over 2 million rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout annually. The Norfork National Fish Hatchery is open all year to visitors.


Lake access, parking, perfect for a blanket picnic, primitive camping, no water or toilet facilities, shoreline fishing in the Big Creek Arm.


The trail head of Robinson Point Trail in located at the entrance of Robinson Point Park near Henderson and Mountain Home, AR. It is rated a "Moderate" trail of 3 miles in length. The average hiking time is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Caution is advised near the bluffs of the trail. In season services are located in the park.

Pigeon Creek, north of Mountain Home on Norfork Lake, is a National Recreation Trail maintained by the Twin Lakes Bicycle Club that includes miles of mountain biking trails. Just a few minutes north of Mountain Home, The Pigeon Creek National Trail System offers up to 20 miles of stacked loop trails open for mountain biking and hiking.


Georges Cove provides good lake access to the southern portion of Norfork Lake. Facilities include a boat launch with a courtesy dock


Tap your toes to bluegrass mountain music, see blacksmithing, pottery making, & other pioneer skills and crafts. Learn to grow an herb garden, play authentic Ozark Mountain musical instruments, or dance a jig. Working to preserve the Ozark heritage, The Ozark Folk Center State Park is operated by the State of Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.


Boat launch ramp, parking, vault toilets. Campsites with picnic tables in a park like setting overlooking Norfork Lake. Most sites have electric and water hookups. Camping reservations are suggested. Boat launch ramp is open year round.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp Boat Gas Marina No Swim Area


This secluded area on the northern portion of Norfork Lake provides a lake access with parking in the area south of Udall Missouri.


This well developed recreational area in the central portion of Norfork Lake has 2 boat launches with courtesy dock, a playground, picnic areas, group shelters, and a swim beach. The trailhead for David’s Trail is in Panther Bay. The wooded campground has sites with electricity. There are showers, flush toilets

Picnic Areas Camping Launch Ramps David's Hiking Trailhead Marina Swim Area


This day use area has about 10 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with trail heads and parking areas on both sides of Highway 201. The trails range from beginner to moderate and provide access to scenic and remote areas of Norfork Lake. The boat launch with courtesy dock. Picnic tables are available. The area is good for shoreline fishing.

Picnic Areas Launch Ramp Hiking Trails Biking Trails No Facilities No Swim Beach


This park's day use area on Norfork Lake has a newly renovated swim beach, boat launch with courtesy dock, playground, picnic area, pavilion, volleyball court, basketball goal. This is an area of fantastic fishing in the spring and throughout the summer. This is the western gateway to the Jordan/Hand Cove area beaches and Sand Island.

Picnic Areas Camping Launch Ramp Great Fishing Marina Swim Area


Boat launch ramp with courtesy dock and parking. Good area for fishing. Open all year.

Launch Pamp Courtesy Dock Parking Good Shoreline Fishing

Boat launch ramp and limited parking available all year.

Launch Ramp Limited Parking


Tecumseh is located on the upper reaches of the lake in more of a river-like setting and is a popular site for canoeing and kayaking. It is a smaller park with 7 campsites without hookups. The park has vault toilets, drinking water, and a launching ramp.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp


Boat launch ramp, picnic area, vault toilet, hiking/nature trail, in the south-central portion of Norfork Lake. Boat launch ramp is open all year.

Launch Ramp Marina


Boat launch ramp with a courtesy dock. It is located on the upper reaches of the lake in more of a river type setting. 7 campsites without electric hookups, toilets, sanitary dump station, drinking water. This area is popular for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Picnic Area Camping Launch Ramp Courtesy Dock


This small wooded park provides good boating access to Big Creek, Brushy Creek and the southeast portion of the Norfork Lake.

Launch Ramp Parking Good Fishing

The Sowbug is basically a fly tying show. The tiers come from all over the USA and there are usually two or three from overseas. The show floor is set up to facilitate access to the fly tyers. Attendees are very much encouraged to sit and talk to the tyer as he ties a fly. The tiers love to talk about fly tying, fly fishing, and how to tie a fly!

March 21st-24th, 2024, 9am-4pm Baxter County Fairgrounds Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Show Free Fly Fishing & Tying Classes Great Auctions & Raffles, Vast Variety of Vendors 3 Day Pass $10 (Kids under 12 Free)
Fri & Sat, June 28th and 29th, 2024 Fireworks Show-Sat Night 9:30 pm Kids Zone, Vendors Multiple Concerts Rodeo / 5K Run / Parade Car/Truck Show


This is our 39th year of friends & families celebrating the 4th of July with our Independence Eve Fireworks show. Shot from the twin bridges area of the lake, this spectacular display is easily enjoyed from your car, campsite or boat. This is FREE donation/sponsor supported show! Any donations from the public help us grow our show each year!

July 3rd, 2024 Between the Hwy 62 & 101 Bridges 39th Annual Independence Eve Show Show Starts at Dark Fantastic Views from Land or Boat American Made Fireworks by AM Pyrotechnics


The Lake Norfork Poker Run is an annual event in July to benefit Norfork Lake Tourism. Boaters register to participate and win prizes. This is a fun, family friendly event. Pre-registrants can leave from anywhere on the lake, must turn in their hands to Jordan Marina upon completion of hand. Winners, door prizes at 4:00

July 29th, 2023 from 11 am - 4 pm A Fun Day of Boating & 7 Card Draw Prizes Awarded at Jordan Marina Pavilion $30 / Hand Pre-register or Register on Event Day Plus Optional Fun Games of Chance


Get your grub on at Fat Boyz Smash House Seven Days a Week! Flavor meets fun in Mountain Home with pool tables, dart boards, chicken wings, and delicious smash burgers! Grab a Fat Boyz beer from one of our 14 taps and enjoy the big game on one of our 15 big-screen TVs. Smash on in where “It’s not fast food, it’s FAT food!”


If you're heading in to town late and want to fill up before hitting the lake, we've got you covered! With our 24-hour convenience, variety of fuel types, and reasonable fuel prices, you'll want to make us your first stop when you head on over to Norfork Lake! Don't forget the ice and snacks, too!

24-hour Gas Availability Vending Machines Ice and Water Machine Non-Ethanol available Competitive Pricing Convenient Location

(870) 402-9001

Keep all of your prized possessions SECURE at Twin Gables RV & Boat Storage! We're conveniently located off of Highway 101 and near several lodging facilities, marinas, and campgrounds so you can spend more time on the lake! With multiple sized units for motorcycles, 4-wheelers, and all sizes of boats and RVs, we're sure we can meet your needs!

Fully Fenced and Gated 24/7 Camera Monitoring Completely Enclosed Storage Conveniently Located Near the Lake 5 Different Unit Sizes Annual Storage Special Rates


Sharp Edges Axe Throwing has an exhilarating new experience for you! We have created a fun, safe environment for your family and friends to enjoy! Throw various types of axes; challenge each other to a play by instructed tournament rules or enjoy cornhole and other games/activities. Great indoor activity for families, groups, couples, & friends.

Variety of Axes, Knives To Throw Expert Training Available Corn Hole, Other Games Family Reunions, Groups, Friends Mobile Trailer Will Come Out To You Fun, Safe Indoor Environment

Local farmers and vendors offer fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts and crafts. Handmade items, homemade items, live music and more

Saturdays Wednesdays 7AM-12:00PM April 1st-November 5th Corner of 5th St. and Shiras


OBD has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing galvanized steel, commercial and residential boat docks and boat lifts. We build larger floating galvanized marinas, office docks, and houseboat docks down to smaller docks and platforms on private ponds. Our boat docks and lifts are proven to have reliability, long life, and low maintenance.

Boat Docks - private or commercial Delivery Approved by USACE Lifts for ski, fishing, pontoon boats Warrantied work Family Owned and Operated


Baxter Health is a nonprofit hospital located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. As a fully integrated health care organization, they have been serving residents of Baxter, Marion, and surrounding counties since 1963. The 268-bed short-term acute care facility offers a wide range of services and specialties to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Cline Emergency Center Ambulance Service/EMS Transport Magnet Recognized Health System Highly Trained Emergency Experts


Overhead Door Company of Northwest Arkansas is a veteran and locally owned garage door and operator provider. Manufacturer trained and certified. 100+ years in the garage door industry. We offer the highest satisfaction in installation and services. Our products will immediately enhance curb appeal for your home or business. Trust the local pros!

Sales and Service Garage Doors and Operators Local Veteran Owned and Operated Manufacturer Trained and Certified Better Business Bureau Member Smart Home


Join us this August 22nd-26th for a family fun time at the Baxter County Fair! Fun for everyone!

150 Years of Pioneering and Progress August 22nd-26th Baxter County Fairgrounds Family Fun Event Carnival - rides, games, vendors Livestock show, Truck/Tractor Pulls Live Music/Entertainment Parade Lawnmower Races

Enjoy a Norfork Lake experience unlike any other when you join us for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

April 8th, 2024 Up to 4 minutes of TOTALITY


Conveniently located mid-lake near the Twin Bridges in Henderson. Full-service fuel dock offering unleaded fuel and high octane premium fuel. Fully stocked marina store with all the snacks, ice, beer, soft drinks, deli counter, swimwear, and supplies you’ll need for your day of lake fun. Nightly and yearly stall rentals for any type boat.

Pontoon, Houseboat, Rentals Nightly and Yearly Stall Rental Convenient Fuel and Launch Ramp Sea Doo, Electric Surfboard Rentals Pizza, Hotdogs, Nachos, Breakfast Ice, Large Beer Selection


Multi-year winner of Golf Digest’s Places To Play coveted five-star ranking, Big Creek Golf Club welcomes you to our award-winning course! Our features include white sand bunkers, L-93 bentgrass greens, and beautiful zoysia fairways. Well maintained for year-round play, the course offers a variety of hole layouts and tee complexes providing enjoyable and challenging golf for players of all ages and skill levels.

Ranked #1 public course in Arkansas multiple years Five sets of tee boxes Custom club fitting Offering resort and twilight rates Plays 5,068 yards up to 7,320 yards Full service dining room All rates include golf cart rental Wide array of hole layouts Full-service grill and bar


Trout fishing is just plain fun, whether you are a seasoned professional or a bonafide rookie. Of course it helps when you are catching fish and catching fish is the name of our game! At Cranor's Guide Service the professional guides have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the White River guided trip of a lifetime.

Spin, Bait, Or Fly Fishing Rods, Reels, Lines, Lures, Baits, Nets provided Shore lunches, Box lunches available Year Round Trout Fishing Half or Full Day options Small or Large Groups Welcome


Didi you find that perfect pet-friendly lodging facility but have concerns about pet care access? Or perhaps your perfect facility will only allow 2 of your 4 dogs to stay? All Creatures Animal Hospital has you covered! Whether it's an after hours emergency or a planned boarding reservation, we're sure we will be able meet your needs!

After hours pet emergencies Canine, Feline, and Exotic Boarding Equine and Other Large Animal Boarding Main Clinic Location and Lakeside Location State of the Art Equipment Multiple Doctors
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