River or Buffalo River or Both Rivers On Same Trip
you are looking for a bargain vacation and escape from
the tension of everyday life, this is it.
All "camp trip groups" camp completely separate from
other camp trip groups; ie, one trip is NOT combined
with another trip into the same campground. They
also have separate cooks.
The example pricing
directly below this paragraph is for a two day spin fishing camp trip on
the White River. See Rates Page for fly fishing rates.
For $516 per person (4 or more in party)
OR $620 per person (less than 4 in party)
The undivided attention and help of
an experienced trout guide for two full days; two days of some of the best fishing in America. The guides camp with you in separate tents.
A full time cook camps with you
also. The cook has all the camping gear loaded on a
separate from your fishing boat.
Everything for camping - tents,
cots, sleeping bags, linens, campfire and a lot more
is all provided.
All you need to bring is a bag with clothes and a
toothbrush. Toothbrush optional.
Four full meals - lunch and supper
the first day - breakfast and lunch the second
day. These are not snacks; they are full meals comparable to any
restaurant; only they are cooked along the river or
Two full days of some of the best
trout fishing in America. Catching is guaranteed!
like a bargain? It is.
camp on the White River
Dock owns Smith Island; a 15 acre island in the middle
of the White River in Arkansas. Smith Island is located
about fourteen miles downstream from our dock in
Cotter, Arkansas. The island is located at the
confluence of the White River and Buffalo River.
The tents and dining tarps and other camp
essentials are set up by the guides and cooks.
We can do camp trips any month of the year.
We have heaters or wood stoves for the tents that will
keep you warm on New Years Day!
There is nothing else on the island except deer and
turkeys and other assorted critters.
Your privacy and solitude are guaranteed! The campsite
is for your fishing group only.
River Camp Trips
Buffalo River camp trips we camp on the riverbank gravel
bars. The cook boat or boats go ahead just as on
our White River trips
Our most requested Buffalo River trip is from the
Rush Landing access point to the White River; about 24
miles of Bass fishing. However, we can put-in as
far upriver as Erbie.
This scene is on a Buffalo River gravel bar where this
group is spending the night after putting-in at
Carver. They are camping for two nights on the
Buffalo and we will take them out at the Highway 65
access point. A really good
with river mileages is here. This is a large PDF
file and you may want to open it in a new tab (takes
awhile to load).
need bring only your fishing tackle (our we provide you
one for free) and personal effects, including a coat for
else is supplied: Tents, sleeping bags, cots, linens,
pillows, food, drinking water, gas, lanterns, tables,
nets, paddles, ice, ice chests, cushions, swivel chairs,
anchor, cooking and dinner ware - even our version of
the kitchen sink.
We keep all equipment in clean, tip-top shape.
Our tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping cots are all new
Our standard tents are 14 foot by 16 foot
white canvas "wall tents" from Davis Tent Inc. in
Denver. We also have smaller wall tents from
Cabelas for groups of 2 to 3 people. Guests sleep
on folding aluminum military cots in sleeping bags lined
with sheets. Pillows are provided.
trips are tailored to your individual requirements.
On overnight fishing trips you'll be
accompanied by an advance commissary boat operated by
one of our excellent cooks. This craft carries all
provisions and gear, and travels ahead to the camp site.
Everything is set up and meals ready
when you arrive.
One commissary boat supplies up to 6 fishermen. For
larger groups we provide additional boats and cooks.
Overnight trips can be any length you want.
Depending on the length of your trip and water
conditions, you might elect to float both the Buffalo
National River and the White River on the same trip,
stay on the the Buffalo or stay on the White.
You'll find all commonly fished lures and
baits in the office prior to setting out - purchase only
the ones you use. Rods and reels are available too. Any
fish you wish to keep will be cleaned and iced.
You'll eat heartily at breakfast, noon and at
the end of the fishing day! Delicious camp meals
prepared by skilled outdoor chefs and the invigorating
air sharpens your appetite.
You'll sleep soundly on comfortable cots, awaken
refreshed, have a great camp breakfast and discover a
zest for living with new found energy.
Most of our guests come back every year, year after
year, with their family group, groups of friends
or corporate groups to enjoy our great Arkansas fishing
Ron and Debbie
P.O. Box 96