Fishing and Hunting


For the avid fisherman, Norfork Lake and it’s sister lake, Bull Shoals, are musts on your list of lakes to fish!  Lake Norfork is well known for it’s plentiful supply of large hybrid and striper bass.  Outdoorsmen also come to fish for large and smallmouth bass, walleye, white bass, monster crappie, catfish, and bluegill.  Don’t forget to bring your string and net!  And when you return, you may clean your catch right here on site!  If you enjoy a different approach to fishing, the water is so clean and clear that spearfishing is also an option.  Our guests are welcome to walk or drive to our private fishing and swimming dock, located in a small cove around Bidwell Point.  

Lake Norfork is home to several annual fishing tournaments, which you may find listed on our Area Attractions page. Our resort is conveniently located just a few miles or less from popular launching points and marinas, including Panther Bay Marina Lake Norfork Marina, and 101 Boat Dock.  


The Ozark Mountain forest offers over 20,000 acres of public land surrounding Lake Norfork which is accessible during open hunting season.  During this time, outdoorsmen often hunt whitetail deer, wild turkeys, duck, goose, squirrel, rabbit, fox, bear, opossum, racoon, dove, and quail.  Imagine waking up in your spacious, clean, heated cabin and walking just feet to your hunting location!

For more information on fishing and hunting licenses and regulations, please visit Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.