Northwest Arkansas is a fisherman’s paradise. Lakes, rivers, streams are everywhere, but it you want to sample some of the best trout or bass fishing in the world, book a trip at one of the full service resorts on the Top Ten list below: Some of these are a few hours drive from NWA, but staying at one of these top rated resorts, will be well worth your drive.
Copper John’s Resort
469 River Rd, Lakeview, AR 72642
Located on the world famous White River and offering unequaled pristine waterfront fishing Copper John’s Resort, is the perfect place to relax in beautiful surroundings, catch big fish and getaway with family and friends. With 5 camper cabins, 5 larger completely furnished cabins, 26 full hookup RV sites, fishing tackle fly shop and fishing guide service, Copper John’s has thought of everything to make your trip an incredible one.
Gaston’s White River Resort
1777 River Rd, Lakeview, AR 72642
World famous Gaston’s White River Resort is the consummate fishing resort, offering 2 miles of White River frontage, 79 cottages, 125-seat conference lodge, 70 boats, airstrip, tennis court, swimming pool, private club, gift shop, 2 nature trails, playground, game room, duck pond and a restaurant. Because the water stays the same temperature all year round, the trout are always active, making it easy to catch your limit regardless of when you plan your trip. Like many before you, stay at Gaston’s once and you’re likely to return year after year.
Gene’s Trout Fishing Resort
324 River Acres Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Located on the North Fork River just fifteen minutes south of Mountain Home, Arkansas and offering excellent trout fishing, relaxing atmosphere, guided trout fishing, riverfront cabins and lodging, office/retail store, 2 marine docks, cleaning stations, trophy kid’s fishing stream near by, boat rentals and free Wifi in every room. A terrific place to fish, enjoy the scenery and replenish your soul.
Lost Bridge Marina
12861 Marina Rd, Garfield, AR 72732
While not a full blown fishing resort, Lost Bridge Marina is conveniently located between Rogers and Eureka Springs, AR on Beaver Lake (487 miles of natural shore line and 28,000 surface acres) close to the Beaver Lake Dam Site Campground. Boat rentals and fishing guides are available, and The Inn at Lost Bridge is only 1 mile away. Besides fishing, every conceivable fresh water activity is available from Lost Bridge Marina.
Rainbow Drive Resort
669 Rainbow Landing Dr, Cotter, AR 72626
Located on the famous “Rainbow Hole” just 12 miles downstream from Bull Shoals Dam, Rainbow Drive Resort provides easy access to some of the best fishing spots on the Bull Shoals tailwaters. Rainbow Drive Resort is a full service resort, offering everything from basic accommodations and a campground all the way up to cabins and luxury lodging with catered meals, trout fishing guides and massage. If it is amazing trout fishing, incredible scenery and a wide range of accommodations and services you’re after,
Spider Creek Resort
8179 AR-187, Eureka Springs, AR 72631
Situated on 50 acres and offering 19 cabins and 1 large RV pad, Spider Creek offers Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat fishing at its best in the Spider Creek Pool. Great for families and both large and small groups and even for those that are not fond of fishing. For those folks, there is a resort shuttle service for floating the White River and Eureka Springs shopping, sightseeing and restaurants. You simply cannot beat Spider Creek Resort for the best all around getaway experience.
Stetson’s On the White
906 Marion County 7002, Flippin, AR 72634
Located along the White River, Stetson’s On the White Resort offers amazing fishing, stunning scenery, 23 cabins of varying sizes, White River trout fishing packages for families, small groups, reunions and corporate groups. On site amenities include guided fishing trips, bait and tackle shop, boat rentals, boat ramp, riverside pool, satelite/Wifi, easy river access, fully equipped kitchen, fishing licenses, wade fishing and option of home-cooked meals. Additionally, excellent Bull Shoals family attractions are only 6 miles away.
Sportsman’s White River Resort
458 Marion County 7004, Flippin, AR 72634
Sportsman’s White River Resort offers 22 units on the White River, docks and boat rentals, incredible trophy trout fishing, best guides on the White River, exceptional service, delicious food from the
Sportsman’s own restaurant, pet friendly policy, swimming pool and game room, on site snack and tackle shop and beautiful riverside park. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax with family, friends and groups.
White Buffalo Resort and RV Park
418 White Buffalo Trail, Mountain Home, AR 72653
The camper cabins, deluxe cabins, deluxe lodge RV and tent camping are situated along the ½ mile White River frontage at the mouth of the Buffalo River. Vistas are among some of the most scenic in the stunningly beautiful Ozarks. Recreational opportunities include guided and day fishing, lunch on the river or on the shore, camp store, bait shop, swimming pool, playground, picnicking, canoe and kayak rentals and nearby Ozark attractions.
Note: Photo at top of page Courtesy Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism