Norfork Lake, near Mountain Home, is located in north central Arkansas and extends up into northern Missouri. This Corps of Engineers Lake has about 550 miles of shoreline and approaches 200 feet deep (in fact, at Mockingbird's swim deck, it measures approximately 70 feet deep!).
Norfork Lake is a very clean and clear lake, fed by the North Fork River, and it is not connected to any other major confinement lakes in the area (Bull Shoals, Table Rock, and Beaver Lake are all interconnected to each other).
Norfork is a man-made lake and was built in the 1940s for flood control. The land immediately surrounding the lake is owned by the Corps of Engineers, and they restricting building, commercialization, and animal confinements on this land. This preserves the natural vegetation around the perimeter of the lake and contributes greatly to the lake’s excellent water quality and clarity. We've had guests comment that Norfork Lake reminds them of lakes in Canada!
As you can imagine, Norfork Lake is a great place for scuba diving, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and all the lake-centered watersports that make up a fun family/fishing vacation. Secluded coves abound even during the busy summer season.
And last but not least, by any means, the fishing at Norfork Lake is excellent! Trophy stripers and hybrid stripers are caught regularly, which are stocked by AR Game and Fish. There are also good-sized walleye, slab white and black crappie (which are delicious!), small and largemouth bass, spotted bass, catfish and bluegill in abundance in Norfork Lake.
So come visit beautiful Norfork Lake -- and stay at Mockingbird Bay Resort while you do!!!