North Fork of the White River, Missouri

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The North Fork River or the North Fork of White River is a 109mi tributary of the White River, into which it flows near Norfork, Arkansas.
It rises in Wright County, Missouri, southeast of the city of Mountain Grove, and flows generally southwards through Douglas and Ozark counties. It flows through Mark Twain National Forest and gathers the waters of many streams, including its major tributary, Bryant Creek. The watershed includes major portions of eastern Douglas and Ozark counties and includes portions of Webster, Wright, Texas and Howell counties in Missouri.
South of Tecumseh, Missouri, the river becomes Norfork Lake, a reservoir created by Norfork Dam in Baxter County, Arkansas. A few miles below the dam, the North Fork River joins the White River near the town of Norfork, Arkansas. The part of the river below the Norfork Dam is called the Norfork Tailwater and is a trout fishing stream.
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  • I have been floating, swimming, canoeing & kayaking down this river since I was a kid. The paths I follow may differ years to years but some remain the same. It is always an adventure down here becaus...  more »
  • Best river I've ever floated. There are only one or two places where the rapids are pretty darn fast. However, because there are so many springs, the water height is always great, and the current lets...  more »
  • My favorite place on earth
  • Great river to fish on. I always have a lot fun and usually do pretty good.

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