Lake Norfork Boat Poker Run is July 30


Launch your boats on Lake Norfork on July 30 and enjoy a fun day on the water for the Lake Norfork Boat Poker Run. During the event, you cruise seven “ports of call” collecting one playing card at each stop to obtain a poker hand. Grand prizes for the top three hands are awarded at the Boat Poker Run Wrap Up.


The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Participants can register and check-in the morning of the poker run between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Jordan Pavilion at Jordan Marina. Or, pre-register by July 15 by picking up a form at one of the participating marinas or through the Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce website.

Pre-registered participants can start the poker run from any port of call. Each marina or boat dock serving as ports of call will have welcome packages to hand out to pre-registered participants the morning of the event. Those businesses are: Handcove Resort, Quarry Marina, Panther Bay Marina, Cranfield Marina, Tracy Marina, 101 Boat Dock, and Buzzard Roost Marina.

Gift bags are given to participants. Proceeds from entry fees are used for the beautification of Lake Norfork.

The cost, which includes one dinner ticket, is $25 per poker hand. Additional poker hands are $25 and additional dinner tickets are $5. Dinner and music takes place at the wrap up at 5 p.m. For more information, call Whitney Rodgers at 870-421-6789 or email [email protected].

If you don’t have your own boat, but want to take part in the fun, you can rent one from marinas or resorts.