or Buffalo River or Both Rivers On Same
Day Camp Trips
If you are
looking for a bargain vacation and escape
from the tension of everyday life, this is
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)
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 commissary
boat separate from your fishing
Everything for camping -
tents, cots, sleeping bags, linens,
campfire and a lot more is all
All you need to bring is a bag with
clothes and a toothbrush.
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 in camp.
Two full days of some of
the best trout fishing in America.
Catching is guaranteed!
a bargain? It is.
you camp on the White River
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
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 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
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 Buffalo
Map 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).
our camp gear........
bring only your fishing tackle (or we
provide for free) and personal effects,
including a coat for chilly nights.
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.
keep all equipment in clean, tip-top shape.
Our tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping cots
are all new in 2004.
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.
All trips are
tailored to your individual requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gamble
P.O. Box 96
Cotter, Arkansas 72626