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around angler's rest


The Norfork tailwater is 4.8 miles of some of the best trout fishing in the country and home to some of the biggest Brown Trout ever caught (a 38-pounder is the second largest Brown trout ever recorded worldwide!). It's typical for Norfork Rainbows to be between 11 & 14 inches long and it's the best location in Arkansas for Cutthroats. 


Angler's Rest is located 2 miles from access to both the Norfork and White Rivers, both of which have reputations for monster, once-in-a-lifetime fish. 

Dry Run Creek is also 2 miles away from your cabin or RV site and is adjacent to one of the areas largest fish hatcheries and is great for kids under 16 to enjoy catch & release trophy fishing, and supports wheelchair fishing and accessible fishing for adults with special needs. 

Lake Norfork is a short 3-mile ride from Quarry Marina with access to loads of striped and hybrid bass, large and smallmouth bass, walleyes,crappy and catfish. 

The area is a haven for fisherfolk of every experience and budget!

Arkansas has evrything you could want in mountain biking. We recommend Norfork Adventure Supply, about 2 miles from your cabin, as a great resource for information, supplies and local insights. The folks at Norfork Adventure Supply have everything you need including bike repairs.


Pontoon boats, kayaks and all manner of watercraft are widely available locally. Angler's Rest has ample free parking for trailered boats and there are numerous put-in locations within minutes of your cabin or RV site. 


The Sylamore Ranger District is home to a diverse set of Trail Networks including the Ozark Highlands Trail, Syllamo Mountain Bike Trails, and the Sylamore Trail.  There are also big plans for bringing more trails right into the heart of Norfork with fundraising projects currently in the works!  Let Angler's Rest be your basecamp for your next adventure and hit the Singletrack just minutes from town.

We have a local legend and a tremendous resource for outdoorsy folk down the road - go see Jake Norfork Adventure Supply to get the lowdown of the dozens of local trails and hikes ranging form easy loops to difficult 26-milers over and along some ridges on the Buffalo River Trail.

Back Forty - Mountain Home; 870-425-7170
Chili's - Mountain Home; 870-492-4294
Colton's Steakhouse; 870-492-2663
Fred’s Fish House - reopening Spring 2023 - Mountain Home; 870-492-5958
Whispering Woods Grill - Calico Rock; 870-499-5531
Heidi's Ugly Cakes - Norfork; 870-499-7437
Little B's Grill - Norfork; 870-499-0483
Norfork Brewing Company - Norfork; 870-499-2047

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