Known as one of the most productive trout fisheries in the world, each year 1.5 million trout are released from the Norfork National Fish Hatchery into the North Fork and White Rivers.
The five-mile stretch from Norfork Dam to the White River is famous for producing big trout, including the second largest trout ever recorded in the world. Rainbow and cutthroat are also popular targets for anglers in the region.
There are several quality public entry points into the North Fork, and campgrounds, picnic areas, and boat launching ramps are accessible and feature a variety of amenities.
Dry Run Creek - Dry Run Creek is a beautiful creek with runoff from the fish hatchery that offers year-round fishing for children and those with special needs. Over 7,000 annual visitors fish Dry Run Creek each year. This unique stream is filled with trout, and fishing is available for kids under the age of 16 and mobility impaired individuals. It's a wonderful opportunity for parents and adults to teach and allow young ones to develop a love of fishing. The area has handicap accessible platforms built to fish specific holes or kids can wade into the water for a different fishing experience.
Stand down by the river. Feel the cool from the waters. Listen to the fish jump and the birds sing. You'll never want to leave.