1750 County Road 804
Gamaliel, AR 72537
About Norfork Lake
Arkansas is home to Norfolk Lake, whose northern part stretches as far as Missouri and enchants visitors. Norfork Lake has been described by locals as unspoilt, deserted and unforgettable. There is a beautiful lake hidden in the woods of Norfolk County, Arkansas, not far from the Arkansas-Missouri border. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Arkansas with a population of over 1,000 people.
The dam was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, hydropower and drinking water. Norfork Lake was built on a tributary of the North Fork White River and created by Nor Fork Dam to control flooding and create hydropower for northern Arkansas. Construction of a concrete gravity dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1944. The Corps still manages the dam and lake and has been instrumental in limiting development along the coast.
In fact, Norfork Lake is one of the few places in Arkansas where you can hunt turkey, and the hunting on the lake is very good.
There are public areas reserved for hunters and 10,000 hectares have been designated as wildlife management areas. The beautiful deciduous forest, surrounded by the streams surrounding the lake and the river itself, provides a rich habitat for waterfowl and wild birds, which abound.
The lake never freezes, so anglers can enjoy exceptional fishing all year round, and the lake is the venue for several fishing tournaments, which it also organizes throughout the year. Norfork Lake is home to perch, perch, bluefish, wallise, redfish, trout, whitefish and other fish species, as well as several other species of fish in the river and on the shore, while there have also been several fishing tournaments over the years.
Rainbow trout offer excellent fishing opportunities for trout, which are complemented by a variety of other fish species such as whitefish, redfish and other fish species. There are also opportunities for diving and spear fishing. With over 20 developed parks, including 10 recreational areas managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Norfork Lake is an ideal outdoor playground.
You can swim, hike, canoe, kayak, paddle board, cross country skiing, snowshoe, bike, raft and even hike and swim in the lake.
The Ozark National Forest is a 130,000-acre hardwood forest ideal for camping, hiking and horseback riding. Only 10 minutes from Norfork Lake is the only cave system in the USA operated by the Forest Service. Other local attractions include the Ozarks Highlands Trail, a 1,500-mile network of hiking, biking and camping trails. The OzARK Highlands Trail is a 178-mile backpacker trail that winds through the national forest to the Buffalo National River.
Unspoilt, uninhabited and unforgettable activities that delight the senses, there are many on this lake. The Corps maintains the trail and visitors can explore the waters of Norfork Lake in spring, summer and fall, as well as in the summer months. Vacation rentals are easy to find on Nor Fork Lake in Arkansas.