Fish Fiddle Dock & Lake
Access Is Great No Matter What The Lake Level Is!
All About Our Dock &
General - A road about 800 feet long runs down to
the dock and two parking lots from the resort. The dock is a newer model metal structure
with wood decking. Each stall has a 110vac electrical receptacle for
battery charging. The dock interior, as well as the external walkway and parking lots, are
well lit. The 12' x 24' swim deck is also well lit. We have a complete 8' stainless steel
fish cleaning station with running water on our dock and freezer facilities at the resort
for preserving your catch. Your first boat stall is free with a cabin rental. It does not
matter which boat stall you choose. All stalls are wide enough for any size
Dock Access - Lake water levels
don't affect access to our dock. Whether low, high, or at normal levels you can always
drive to our dock, park, and walk right onto our dock.
Private Parking - We have two
private parking lots. You can park in either lot when lake levels are normal, or low. The
second parking area is for high water levels. No matter how high, or how low the water
gets, we have parking.
|No matter what the water level
is you can easily drive to our dock, park your car, and walk right onto the dock. In this
photo the lake level is just a little below normal. During the highest water level the
walkway is way up at the high water light pole. Notice there are no trees or other objects
around the dock and parking lot that could become high water hazards to boat motor props,
or block dock slip access.
Boat Launching -
During normal and high water you can launch right off our dock road. During low water
levels you can launch at the public hard-surfaced launch just a few minutes away.
Trailer Parking - Once you have
your boat in our dock you can park your trailer at the resort in our large trailer parking
|This is as high as the water gets. Note that
you can park your car in our high water parking lot and easily walk right onto our dock.
Also note the steel railings and the large floats supporting the walkways. In this
photo the water completely covers our normal parking lot. The street light in the right
foreground is at the beginning of the normal parking lot.
Lighting - Our dock
and parking lots are well lit. The dock is lit from end to end for safe and fun night time
use. Many of our guests enjoy fishing and swimming at night.
Solid Walkways - Even when run all
the way out in high water, our dock walkways do not rock from side to side when you walk
them. They are solid! Side rails run the entire length of all walkways.
|Here's our dock at the extreme high water
level. There are no tree tops blocking boat slip access.
Dock Fishing - Many
guests fish for crappie, bass, catfish, and walleye, day and night, around the boat stalls
or at the end of the dock. We have a large stainless steel fish cleaning sink at one end
of the dock. Clean your fish and throw the remains in the lake where catfish and other
fish, and turtles, patiently wait.
Dogs Welcome - Your dog is welcome
on our dock as long as you are with your dog at all times.
|The view from our dock to the high water
parking lot. Note the high solid steel railings running all the way to the lot.
Dock Road Walk -
It's about 800 feet from the resort down the road to our dock. This is a private road that
makes a great place to walk your dog. Lined with hardwood forest you'll enjoy bird songs,
wildflowers, and small wildlife on our dock road.
How The Dock Moves - On Norfork
Lake only floating docks are allowed under Corps Dock Permits. Steel cables run out from
all four dock corners. Two run into the water, two run onto shore. The cables running out
into the water anchor to large cement weights. The cables running to shore connect to
steel pins in the ground. As the water rises the two outer cables are loosened, and the
two inner cables are tightened thereby pulling the dock toward shore. As the water level
drops the opposite process is used to move the dock back out away from shore. When the
dock moves in or out boats in the stalls are not harmed as the movement is very slow.
|Another look at extreme high water. Our dock
road runs right into the water so launching boats is easy. Once your boat is in the dock
it's an easy walk back to your car.
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