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Ranked as one of the top retirement locations and fishing destinations in the world, North Arkansas and its pristine cold and warm water rivers and lakes hold some of the highest numbers of fish per square mile than most any other in the country.  From Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout, to our warm water species like Largemouth, Smallmouth, Perch, Crappie, Catfish, Walleye and Stri ... Read More »

Located in Salesville, Arkansas, next the Norfork Lake Dam, The Norfork National Fish Hatchery welcomes over 250,000 visitors year round.  Whether you are looking to learn more about trout and their habitat, have an opportunity to fish with your kids or grandchildren or just passing the time, the Norfork Hatchery will keep you entertained.     Come and take in the gorgeo ... Read More »

Many schools from around the Twin Lakes Region and the state of Arkansas come and visit the Norfork National Fish Hatchery each year to enjoy a day dedicated to the outdoors and trout.   Last year, 15 schools visited the hatchery to spend a fun filled day with the staff of the hatchery and volunteers from our friends group.   These children get the opportunity to learn about a ... Read More »

Children are the life blood to the future of not only our hatchery, but fishing in general, and the conservation efforts needed to keep our resources and waterways strong and everlasting.  Our volunteers work hard each year to meet the needs of our youngsters and provide them with exciting options for outdoor education, fun and great fishing.   No matter the age, the Norfork Ha ... Read More »

If you like the outdoors, you will have come to the right place when you visit the Norfork National Fish Hatchery! There are plenty of things to do at the hatchery and the surrounding area.  Aside from the more enjoyable things like feeding the fish, relaxing, reading a book or snapping a few picks of Dry Run Creek or even taking in a family picnic at one of our many tables situated ... Read More »

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While some organizations have seen a quicker turnaround following the lifting of most of the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, the Friends of the Norfork Hatchery are in the process of making a come back and volunteer Joe Salisbury would like to see more Twin Lakes community members get involved in organization — especially those who directly benefit from the visitors of the hatchery. H ... Read More »