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Description - Norfork Lake is 15 minutes east of the city of Mountain Home, Arkansas. The northern end of Norfork Lake extends into the Missouri Ozark Mountains where the North Fork of the White River flows into the lake. At the southern end at Norfork Dam, water flows back into the North Fork tailwater of the White River (called the Norfork River by locals). In between is some 500 miles of mostly undeveloped pristine Ozark forest shoreline.

Attractions - Norfork Lake has crystal clear waters, which makes it a favorite of scuba divers. The wooded hills surrounding the lake abound in deer and turkey and other small game. Hiking, all types of water sports, and hunting in season are featured attractions. Nearby attractions include caves, museums and golf courses.

Recreation - Norfork Lake and the North Fork River are supreme year-around fisheries and outdoor recreation destinations. Norfork Lake is noted for its good fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, and scuba diving activities.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Norfork Lake is located on the North Fork River in the Ozark highlands of north central Arkansas and southern Missouri. From Little Rock, travel 135 miles on US 65, then go 50 miles east on US 62.


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Contact Information:
Norfork Lake, P.O. Box 369 , Mountain Home, AR, 72654-0369, Phone: 870-425-2700

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.

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