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Norfork Lake


Welcome to beautiful Norfork Lake in the Ozark Mountains and North Central Arkansas!  Norfork Lake emcompasses forty two miles of crystal blue freshwater with over 540 miles of undisturbed shoreline, making it one of the cleanest lakes in the nation, and also a prime bass, crappie and walleye fishing spot for anglers across the globe.

The Norfork reservoir is formed by a large concrete dam across the North Fork River four miles upstream from where the North Fork runs into the White River at the little City of Norfork, Arkansas. The dam, built for both flood control and hydro-electric generation, was completed on June 2, 1944. It also serves as a bridge across the river gorge. Two turbine generators contribute to the southwestern power grid. 

Explore the beautiful bluffs, Ozark sunsets, and rolling hills around Norfork Lake, or dive below to explore some of the underwater treasures that draw divers from all over, including a sunken bus, a plane, bulldozer, and even the old Henderson bridge. Spearfishing on Lake Norfork is also a popular activity.  

Lake Norfork resorts abound, offering everything from rustic cabins to beautiful vacation lake homes.  RV parks and campgrounds are available too.  Whether it's a fishing trip to Arkansas with old friends, or a weekend getaway on Norfork Lake, there is something here for everyone.