Activities

  • Big Creek Golf Club - Big Creek Golf & Country Club was built over nearly 200 acres of rolling terrain featuring four lakes and Big Creek itself. White sand bunkers, lush zoysia fairways and bent grass greens provide a perfect setting for a memorable test of golf. A wide array of hole layouts makes Big Creek challenging, yet enjoyable for all. Five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5,068 yards up to 7,320 yards along with large greens ensure that Big Creek is a course that will always offer a challenge and pleasure to golfers of every ability. If you need to improve your skills, you can do so on our state-of-the-art practice facility that features a three-tiered driving range, separate putting and chipping greens, and a large practice bunker. Big Creek Golf & Country Club was nominated for Golf Digest magazine's Best New Course in America for 2001. The Big Creek golf course was designed by Thomas Clark with Ault, Clark, and Associates.

  • James A Gaston Visitor Center - The $4.7-million center is an environmental education learning center and feature interpretation of the river, dam and lake, and their histories. State-of-the-art interpretive exhibits are in the lobby, along with a gift shop, and Johnboat Theater and Exhibit Hall, a 1,720-square-foot area filled with images of the river, lake and dam. An observation tower, gift shop, two classrooms and park offices are also a part of the center.

  • Dry Run Creek - Dry Run Creek is adjacent to the Norfork NFH and receives the rich hatchery outfall. This small stream has been designated a fish-for-fun fishery. The stream is absolutely teaming with rainbow and brown trout and also has some brook and cutthroats. Only kids under 16 and handicapped (100 % disable) may fish here. Only barb-less single-hook artificials may be used. All trout must be released immediately. A certain level of parental teaching is permitted but only in the direct presence of the child. 

  • Buffalo National River - The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states offering both swift-running and placid stretches. The Buffalo National River encompasses 135 miles of the 150-mile long river. It begins as a trickle in the Boston Mountains 15 miles above the park boundary. Following what is likely an ancient riverbed, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Ozark’s and into the White River. The national river has three designated wilderness areas within its boundaries.