1 . Lindsey's Rainbow Resort

Heber Springs, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 305 - 8790

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If your travel plans center around the classic game of human vs. fish, here’s proof of what can happen when the two combine in one place. Specifically, check out what a longstanding resort family (the Lindsey’s) and a river full of world-record trout (Rainbow) have done for your fishing vacation.

At Lindsey’s you know your fishing vacation is going to be good: log cabins, all the bait, tackle and gear you’ll ever need, boat and motor rentals and available guide services. They added a nice touch of the modern to it, too, with cable TV and even Honeymoon Cabins with Jacuzzi tubs. There’s even riverside dining at the Pot O’ Gold restaurant and the River Retreat Conference Lodge if business is on the agenda between fishing excursions. If it seems like an Arkansas fishing resort that’s been steadily improving and adding on for quite a long time, it is. For 40 years, in fact, the Lindsey family has been steadily building onto Lindsey’s Rainbow Resort. You can even plan to live here now, with a selection of locations and five vacation home floor plans. Now this is going to be good.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Pot O’ Gold restaurant caters weddings, meetings and other group events.

Related activities

Lindsey’s Rainbow Resort is a short drive from Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View and The Ozark Folk Center.

Fun facts

The guide staff at Lindsey’s Rainbow Resort has more than 400 years of combined experience guiding on the Little Red River!

2 . The White River Inn

Cotter, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 939 - 2127

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Fill your trophy room like a true Arkansas river fisherman with the trout of White River. All-inclusive fishing packages jump start your journey to greatness and five suites in the finest travel lodge on 31 private acres assures your own private angler's paradise.

This Western Red Cedar log lodge is a fishing fortress on a 300-foot bluff above the fishing legend of Arkansas' White River. Find luxury features at The White River Inn unmatched by boastful neighbors on the same White River stretch. Custom designed lodge accommodations and a purely private setting add double luxury to your White River experience.

Address

924 County Road 174 Cotter, AR 72626

Highlights

Fishing packages at The White River Inn only come in all-inclusive! From the time you arrive to the happy-camper-way you leave, you'll be whisked into the White River fishing experience of your dreams!

Related Onsite Offerings

Comfortable accommodations and fishing packages aren't the only attractive aspect of The White River Inn. Enjoy access to the Great Room, Trophy Room, and patio overlooking the White River.

3 . Buffalo Outdoor Center

Ponca, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 618 - 1604

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There are times when a fishing resort becomes much, much more than a fishing resort. This would be one of those times. Buffalo Outdoor Center rests on the Buffalo River - which means, with the surrounding Ozark Mountains, it’s one of the most scenic Arkansas fishing vacations you’ll ever take.

The cabins here are plentiful, in a variety of sizes and levels of luxury. The five Classic cabins provide all the basics - and more - for an Ozarks fishing getaway, complete with stone fireplaces. The Valley Luxury cabins are great for romance, from the intimate Valley Mist with a Jacuzzi tub to the Mills Cabin with an outdoor hot tub and space for eight. And the Mountain Top Luxury Cabins - well, we’ll let you see for yourself. Did we mention fishing? The Buffalo River is much sought-after for anglers is search of smallmouth bass. Yet you’re also likely to run across leopard gar, goggle eye, catfish and more - if you can take your eyes off of the surrounding natural beauty.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Riverwind Lodge, with its stunning wilderness views, vaulted ceilings, great room and sleeping accommodations for up to 24, is ideal for business getaways, group events and weddings.

Related activities

The Buffalo National River is also a tremendous choice for scenic canoeing and spotting elk and a great variety of other mountain and wilderness wildlife.

Fun facts

Buffalo Outdoor Center also has its own wind generator - the first in Arkansas to co-generate.

4 . River Ridge Inn

Norfork, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (870) 499 - 7775

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If you are looking for the only premier fly fishing destination on the North Fork of the White River, look no further than the River Ridge Inn!

Accomplish the goal of every Arkansas fly fishing enthusiast as you try to catch the always elusive "Grand Slam". Catch these four different species of trout (brown, cutthroat, rainbow and brook), and you will become a legend in the Heart of the Ozarks! Onsite fishing guides and instructors will make this a successful fishing group for your entire group, helping you find the perfect spot to land your next trophy fish. One particular stretch of the White River, Dry Run Creek, has been called "the best quarter mile of trout fishing in the world". Why pass up an opportunity to catch your limit in these abundant waters? Arrange your next Arkansas fishing getaway now!

Address

57 River Ridge Road Norfork, AR, 72658

Population

Norfork - 511

Mountain range

The Ozark Mountains

Fun facts

-The Main Lodge at River Ridge Inn provides a six bedrooms and bathrooms, making it the perfect place for groups of up to 20 to stay for a long weekend of family reunion. Or, the lodge rooms can be rented out individually. -For those learning to fly fish for the first time, River Ridge Inn provides a Fly Fishing Academy.

5 . The Fisherman's Lodge

Yellville, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 268 - 3474

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Fishing has always been kind of a community activity. Give an angler a boat and a good trout river, and he’s happy; put a buddy next to him and he’s delirious. Here’s a wonderful lodge that illustrates this point - for groups up to 100. The more the better!

The whole idea of Fisherman’s Lodge is still what keeps it vital today: it was a place for people to stay so they could fish for longer than one day on the fantastic White River. That was 25 years ago. Now, the lodge serves fabulous meals morning and evening on entertainment decks and in the grand dining room; an equally delicious lunch is served out on the shores. That’s not to mention the Great Room, the onsite conference room or the six beautiful guest rooms. It’s also not to mention the fishing. The lodge employs expert guides who conduct four types of fishing trips, including family, trophy trout, group and fast-action fishing, where you’re likely to catch up to 12 fish per hour!

Highlights

The covered deck at the Fisherman's Lodge provides spectacular views of the Ozark Uplands, the White River and the Ozark Plateau.

Related activities

You can also blend a little golf into your Arkansas White River fishing trip with the Fisherman’s Lodge packages to the Big Creek Country Club, just 15 minutes away.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Fisherman’s Lodge also offers a two-day fly fishing school courtesy of Jim Traylor, professional fly fishing guide.

6 . His Place Resort

Cotter, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 683 - 7281

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We’ll give you ten bucks if you can correctly identify who “He” is in “His Place.” Well, not really, because once you see the view from the wildlife observation deck, relax in the well-furnished cabins - and sample the world-class Arkansas trout fishing - you’ll likely already know.

His Place Resort rests in Cotter, Arkansas, with central access to the White, Buffalo and North Fork Rivers. For you, this means a fantastic chance to catch the world-class trout that inhabit these waters, whether on a guided fly or spin fishing trip or within the resort’s private wade access on the White River. Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Norfork are also nearby, for a change of pace but certainly no less chance of catching the big one. Accommodations here are modestly referred to as “economical,” but in this case economical includes basic satellite TV, wireless Internet and fully-furnished kitchens. This is an Arkansas cabin-style getaway with all the little extras, plus plenty of wildlife right on the property. You might even catch a glimpse of bald eagles Isaac and Rebekah - year-round residents at His Place resort!

Related activities

The entertainment mecca of Branson, Missouri is just over one hour from His Place Resort.

Getting there

From Little Rock, follow I-40 West to Conway. Turn right onto Highway 65 North. At Marshall, turn right on Highway 27 North to Harriet. Turn left on Highway 14 to Yellville, and turn right on Highway 62. Cross the new 62 bridge and take an immediate left onto Denton Ferry Road, also called CR1. His Place Resort is approximately a half-mile down to the bottom of the hill on the left, next door to Denton Ferry RV Park.

Related Onsite Offerings

His Place Resort features a private dock with boat and motor rentals plus canoes and kayaks for multi-sporting types.

7 . Sugar Ridge Resort

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 498 - 1648

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Sugar Ridge Resort is a fisherman's paradise just waiting to be explored!

Located in the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks with Beaver Lake just steps away, Sugar Ridge Resort is the ideal destination for your next fishing vacation. Their spacious cabins put you just minutes from the waters and offer you the ideal hub for a rustic wilderness getaway. With stunning views and amenities such as jacuzzi tubs, satellite television, fireplaces and kitchens, you'll be sure to feel right at home. And when you're not relaxing in your cozy accommodation, the waters are sure to be calling your name. Grab your line and hop aboard your boat for a day of incredible fishing. Beaver Lake is teeming with black bass, walleye and world-class striped bass! You can also head off to nearby White River to take your chance at rainbow and brown trout. Fish from the shore or let Sugar Ridge help you hire a guide for a more successful trip!

Address

1216 Dam Site Road Eureka Springs, AR 72631

Highlights

After a day on the water, indulge in a therapeutic massage in your cabin or room! Sugar Ridge's professional massage therapist will be sure to soothe away all the stress!

Related activities

Take a break from the fishing and head into Eureka Springs for a night on the town! Plenty of fine art galleries, shops, and restaurants are just minutes away!

8 . Blue Lady Resort

Gamaliel, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (870) 467 - 5115

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Let us take a little jaunt away from the Arkansas river fishing experience for a moment, and focus on something just as terrific: the Blue Lady Resort, resting on the 31,000-acre Norfork Lake. And with the Ozark Mountains all around, it’s not just the lake fishing that makes the resort special.

Check out the accommodations here along the undeveloped shoreline, and you’ll see this resort is part Arkansas family getaway, part romantic retreat and all Ozark Mountains experience. When you see its extensive dock with 10x20 fishing platform including pole holders, night lamps and a cleaning station. you’ll know that Blue Lady Resort means business when it comes to fishing here, too. Norfork Lake is home to a fantastic fishery for striped bass, brook and brown trout; you’ll also find plenty of walleye, crappie, catfish and bream year-round. Blue Lady Resort will even provide half-day guided fishing excursions, plus two-night accommodations, as part of its year-round fishing package. And these charming cabins include full kitchens, cozy furnishings, boat slips and barbeques. Fish on!

Related Onsite Offerings

Blue Lady Resort is happy to provide customized fishing trips for corporate events, fishing clinics, and one-on-one fishing consultations.

Highlights

A large patio with barbeque, a kid’s play gym, a 20’ x 40’ lighted pool and more make Blue Lady Resort ideal for Arkansas family vacations and family reunions.

Getting there

From Mountain Home, take Hwy. 412/62 East to Hwy. 101. Turn left towards Gamaliel; pass Panther Bay and cross the 101 Bridge. Continue on 101 to County Road 804. Turn right and follow it 1.7 miles until you get to the Y. Stay left at the Y and you’ll see the Blue Lady Resort sign where CR 804 turns into CR 820. Stay left to the end of CR 820. The office is to the right as you enter the resort.

9 . Cedar Springs Country Inn

Bull Shoals, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (870) 445 - 3211

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Discover fishing in the Ozarks with Cedar Springs Country Inn.

Surrounded by great fishing waters, Cedar Springs Country Inn is your destination for excellent fishing. The nearby White River has long been noted as a first-class float stream among anglers. Rainbow, German brown, cutthroat and brook trout are waiting in its waters. Or, if you'd prefer lake fishing, Bull Shoals Lake offers even more fishing opportunities. After a day of fishing excitement, retire to your room for comfortable and rustic charm. Lounge on your cedar construction bed, curl up in front of the fireplace, or enjoy the modern convenience of wireless internet. All this and more awaits you at Cedar Springs Country Inn.

Address

590 Rivercliff Drive Bull Shoals, Arkansas

Population

2,000

Related activities

Need a break from fishing? Why not hit the green with one of the golf packages from Cedar Springs Country Inn.

10 . Lake Shore Cabins on Beaver Lake

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 597 - 9647

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One thing we’ve noticed about fishing: it’s not really a noisy sport. Which is what gives Lake Shore Cabins on Beaver Lake an added bonus for your Ozarks fishing getaway: the main highlight here, besides the pure luxury of the Arkansas cabin accommodations, is the peace and quiet.

It doesn’t hurt that these eight spacious log cabins rest on the serene Beaver Lake. From above, the lake features breathtaking limestone bluffs on a total of 487 miles of shoreline. Below, it teems with fish - bream, white bass, catfish and smallmouth bass to name a few. People have been known to haul in 40-pound stripers from the 28,000-acre Beaver Lake, which might explain the abundance of marinas and outfitters here. But back to the peace and quiet: you’ll enjoy all of this from a luxury log cabin, either one or two stories, with showers, comfortable sleeper beds, decks, TVs and simply gorgeous rustic construction. And you’ll never believe the view from your deck. It showcases northwest Arkansas, high in the Ozark Mountains - a complete fishing vacation.

Highlights

Beaver Lake itself provides plenty of chances to catch the big one, but the creek mouths around it are just as plentiful. They include Ford’s Creek, Cedar Creek, War Eagle Creek and of course the incomparable White River.

Getting there

From Eureka Springs, take Hwy 62 west to 187 South. Turn left. Travel four miles and take the left fork in the road onto Mundell Road. Go two miles. Lake Shore Cabins on Beaver Lake is on the right.

Fun facts

Beaver Lake is the first of the manmade lakes created along the legendary White River in Arkansas and Missouri.

11 . Lobo Landing Resort

Heber Springs, Arkansas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 659 - 8330

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Every lure is lucky at the Lobo Landing Resort! Claim that perfect river spot for your own when you take the Little Red River road to the Lobo Landing.

The silence is only broken by the calming current of the Little Red River and the wistful whistle of your line, lifting like a kite before falling like a star into the best fly fishing spot in Arkansas. Slip into bliss and into your waders to wander the lucky waters alive with the silver-dollar scales of slippery, shining trout. This isn’t just luck. It’s the Lobo Landing Resort. Lobo Landing Resort is the avid angler’s answer to Arkansas fly fishing. Peek into a simpler past at the riverside log cabins designed with a Montana fishing lodge in mind, but with all the modern comforts of a current Bassmaster. A boat dock, covered walkways, and a fishing deck complete the picture of your next fly fishing adventure in the outback of Arkansas.

Highlights

Lobo Landing Resort has partnered with Arkansas’ only Orvis-endorsed guide service, Jamie Rouse Fly Fishing Adventures, to get you your next trophy trout!

Related activities

Seclusion and solitude are the freeing friends of a fly fisherman. Soak in the silence, the peace and quiet, and feel your stresses melt away at the popular but private Lobo Landing Resort. Riverside cabins and your own trophy trout will have you thinking you’re the river king!

Fun facts

“Rip" Collins proved that the Little Red River is a premier trout stream in 1992, when he reeled in a world-record 40-pound, four-ounce brown trout on the Little Red River.

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