The Friends of the Norfork National Fish Hatchery is a nonprofit citizens group committed to support and promote the Norfork National Fish Hatchery and keep Arkansas trout fishing thriving for decades to come.
Mission: To protect, preserve and promote Arkansas Trout, the Hatchery, Fishing and Fish Habitat.
Description: Welcome to the Friends of 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 awaits you! The hatchery is home to 2.5 Million Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, stocked annually into Arkansas's waterways. It is also home to Dry Run Creek, touted b...y 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 its depths, runs and riffles.