Lake Norfork
Welcome to Lake Norfork in Arkansas
Lake Norfork
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Lake Norfork, with 22,000 surface acres of waters to explore, is a major recreation center in northern Arkansas. The town of Mountain Home is its host city. Although the blue waters are a water sports playground in the summer, fishing and boating continue year-round with no closed fishing season.

Lake Norfork is an outstanding fishery, well known among anglers for the striped bass it yields. Fishing enthusiasts from throughout the country seek out Lake Norfork as well as its nearby “twin” lake – Bull Shoals Lake, also formed by White River Basin waters.

Developed lakeside parks offer campsites (rustic to modern), picnic shelters, designated swimming areas, and boat-launching ramps. Some have fishing docks for use by the handicapped, elderly, or youths. Visitors choosing not to camp have many choices of accommodations: lakeside resorts or motels, in-town motels/hotels, riverside resorts, or bed & breakfasts.

Mountain Home, Arkansas, Baxter County

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
(photo courtesy of Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce)

Mountain Home, Arkansas, a town of 12,448 (2010 U.S. Census), is one of the best vacation and retirement spots in the country and a trade center for north central Arkansas and southern Missouri. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains between two massive lakes, with three rivers famous for fishing and floating nearby, the opportunities for recreation on the waters never cease.

Mountain Home offers a college campus of Arkansas State University, a regional medical center staffed with more than 100 physicians, a nationally top-rated golf course, local and national industries, and excellent public and private schools. Special events include the annual Red, White, and Blue Festival in late June, plus in-town and traditional lakeside July 4th holiday fireworks displays.

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 Atlanta  572 miles SE
 Chicago  576 miles NE
 Dallas  461 miles SW
 Memphis  182 miles SE
 New Orleans  578 miles SE
 New York  1,235 miles NE
 St. Louis  297 miles NE
 Tulsa   254 miles W
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