Public boat accesses are available at Quarry Park and at the confluence of the Norfork Tailwater and White River.
Public walk-in accesses are available at Quarry Park,
Dry Run Creek and Bill Ackerman/River Ridge Walk-in Access Handicap access is available at Dry Run Creek and Bill Ackerman/River Ridge Walk-in Access.
A handicapped boater transfer lift is available at the confluence of the Norfork Tailwater and White River.
No fishing from Norfork Dam to 100 yards downstream.
From 100 yards below Norfork Dam to the confluence of the White River:
Norfork Catch-and-Release Area (from the downstream end of Long Hole to Bill Ackerman River Ridge Walk-in Access, as indicated by signs)
Dry Run Creek (Outflow from Norfork National Fish Hatchery) from its source to the confluence with teh Norfork Tailwater, as indicated by signs:
The Norfork Tailwater was created when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Norfork Dam in 1944. The water flowing from the base of the dam was too cold to support the native smallmouth bass and sunfish population, so trout were introduced to restore the fishery. The Norfork Tailwater has since become one of the jewels of the trout fishing world, and supports a thriving tourism industry.
Fisheries District 2 201 East 5th Street Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-5924
For generation conditions, contact:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 870-431-5311
Southwestern Power Administration - 866-494-1993.
The Norfork Lake Tailwater flows from the base of Norfork Dam east of Salesville to the White River near the town of Norfork.
rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout