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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Boat launch ramp with courtesy dock and parking. Good area for fishing. Open all year.
Boat launch ramp and limited parking available all year.
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.
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.
This small wooded park provides good boating access to Big Creek, Brushy Creek and the southeast portion of the Norfork Lake.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
Come off the lake and head on in to downtown Mountain Home for the FREE Baxter County Summer Concert Series! Enjoy live music, food vendors, playground activities and a beer garden for this family friendly event! Visit our Facebook page for event specific time information!
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!
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.
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.
Pop on in and check out the area's greatest selection of all things outdoors! We offer everything from name brand hiking and fishing attire, to kayaks and coolers; sunglasses and life vests; crossbows and jerky sticks; and a huge selection of fishing bait, tackle, reels, and in-house made rods. Let us help you land that trophy fish like a pro!
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!
Little T's Mini Golf is your FAMILY FUN destination for AFFORDABLE, competitive fun! 18 holes of ADA friendly mini golf, beautifully landscaped and decorated, challenging, and fun for all ages! After your round of golf, come on in for some ice cream and snacks, hang out and play our yard games, or gem and fossil mine for your souvenir treasures!
If You Love Fishing, Then You've Found The Right Place! Looking for a great time you and the whole family can enjoy? Then come on out to Breckenridge where you can relish the outdoors and catch 30-pound plus fish and more!
Nestled in 80 acres of rolling hills on Norfork Lake near marinas, boat ramps and a world of outdoor activities, you will find one of the premier resorts on the lake - Norfork Lake Ozark Mountain Lodge! A first-class resort with amenities and activities that make it your perfect home away from home whether it be for business or a weekend getaway.
Car in the shop? Business trip? Vacation? We have you covered at Lakeview Car Rentals. We offer short-term car rentals at a great price. We offer clean, low mileage cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans to meet your rental car needs. Let us provide you with a great car and excellent service! After hours call 870-751-0410!