Trout Fishing the Norfork River in Arkansas

Trout fishing the Norfork River in Arkansas is everything I was told it would be and more.

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The Norfork River is Incredible

I was told the Norfork River in Arkansas was one of the top five trout fishing rivers in the United States, and now I believe it. Besides catching over thirty trout in three days, I was impressed with how well the Corps of Engineers keeps up the campground and the surrounding facilities.

I stayed at the Dam-Quarry Campground about four miles from the town of Norfork.

Dam-Quarry Campground

The Dam-Quarry Campground is immediately downstream of the Norfork Dam.

Dam-Quarry Campground Next to the Norfork Dam

I was extremely impressed with the facilities at the campground, especially how nice the bathroom and shower facilities were.

Dam-Quarry Campground Restrooms

Now, What About the Fishing?

The trout fishing was great and non-stop action on a four-mile section of the Norfork River.

Norfork River Arkansas

I stayed in the area for three days and caught at least 30 trout. Here are a few images from the video you can see at the end of this article.

Rainbow Trout

Cutthroat Trout


Norfork River Trout

The weather was perfect on this trip and the fishing was absolutely incredible.

Final Thoughts

I strongly recommend you visiting the Norfork River in Arkansas if you’re looking for a fun, action packed trout fishing trip.

Norfork Dam and River

Fishing on the Norfork River at Dusk

Check out the action packed trout fishing video below for more information.

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