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Friends of the
Norfork National Fish Hatchery


Welcome to the Norfork National Fish Hatchery, the #1 tourist attraction in Baxter County and North Central Arkansas. Nestled deep in the Ozarks, next to the Norfork River and Norfork Lake Dam, the Norfork Hatchery is home to 2.5 Million Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout that are stocked annually into Arkansas waterways. It is also home to Dry Run Creek, touted by many, as one of the most prestigious fishing streams in the country for kids under the age of 16 and the mobility impaired. Designed for ultimate fish habitat and growth, Dry Run Creek is open year round to anglers and host to many fishing events and school field trips each year. Children not only have the chance to learn more about our trout, but also have a great opportunity to fish for the monsters that lurk in the depths. 

The Norfork National Fish Hatchery has been stocking trout in Arkansas's world famous White and Norfork Rivers since 1955. The hatchery's efforts generate an estimated $91 Million dollars for the state of Arkansas each year in fishing revenue. From science projects and fly tying classes, to kids fishing derby's and our wonderful annual events, the Norfork Hatchery welcomes you and looks forward to your visit with us!

PO Box 1525
Mountain Home AR, 72654

Phone: 870-425-1755
Email: secretary@norforkhatcheryfriends.org
Website: http://www.norforkhatcheryfriends.org/