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Cotter Trout Dock
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Established 1954
Catch a Rainbow!

Arkansas - River Trout Fishing - Shore Lunches and  Camping Meals


Camp
vacations -Steaks almost readyAt Cotter Trout Dock we are famous for our shore lunches and camp cooking as well as the great White River and Buffalo River fishing. 

Field & Stream and other outdoor magazines have written several articles about us, and they all raved about our meals. But the article we are most proud of is one that appeared in Gourmet Magazine. They had many good things to say about our meal and our guides. We bet you will too!

We use top quality ingredients like corn-fed beef, local tomatoes (when possible) and cooks who know what to do with them.


Shore Lunches

Arkansas River
Fishing - shore lunch
A Shore Lunch is freshly caught trout, bacon (cooked a special way) and tomato sandwiches, steak fries, hush puppies, blackeyed peas (seasoned a special way) and banana pudding or strawberry shortcake.  

This is all cooked by your guide over charcoal along the riverbank or on a gravel bar in the middle of the river.  We have some guests that say they come here just for the Shore Lunch.

After fishing all morning on the White River or Buffalo River, groups and individuals enjoy pulling up to a gravel bar at noon for a great hot home cooked meal.


Camping Meals

Arkansas
River Fishing - cooks


On overnight trips on the White River or the Buffalo River 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. 

Cooks arrive ahead of guests so that lunch will be ready when they come ashore.  A rain fly is set up for shade and tables are set up. Your guide brings the boat chairs that you have been using and sets them around table.  Lunch takes about an hour, then it is time to go fishing again.


You'll eat heartily at the end of the 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, and discover a zest for living with new found energy.

Cooks arrive ahead of guests so that lunch will be ready when they come ashore.  A rain fly is set up for shade and tables are set up. Your guide brings the boat chairs that you have been using and sets them around table.  Lunch takes about an hour, then it is time to go fishing again.



Sample 3-Day Camp Menu

You are very welcome to change the menu to accommodate the tastes and diets of your group - low fat, Kosher, etc. If changes are desired, we must have a week's notice. You'll need to bring your own alcohol, but we can special order anything else.

Meals start with lunch on the first day, end with lunch on the last day. Coffee, tea, and fresh fish, if desired, are served at every meal.  Evening snacks & bar mixers are available.

1st Day Lunch
 Fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas, sliced tomatoes & onions, hush puppies, bread & dessert.
1st Day Dinner
16oz. T-bone steak, baked potato, green beans, tossed salad, pickles, Texas toast, & strawberry shortcake.

2nd Day Breakfast
juice, bacon, eggs, pancakes & toast.
2nd Day Lunch
Pork chops, potatoes, black-eyed peas, sliced tomatoes & onions, hush puppies, bread & dessert.
2nd Day Dinner
Country style ribs, French fries, baked beans, slaw, Texas toast, banana pudding -0R- A second steak dinner, your choice.

3rd Day Breakfast
Juice, sausage, hash browns, French toast & eggs.
3rd Day Lunch
Ham steak, fried potatoes, pork and beans, sliced tomatoes & onions, hush puppies, bread, and dessert.



"Roughing it" on our camp trips................

steaksWhen you go on an overnight White River or Buffalo River trip you'll enjoy something different at every meal, like these T-Bone steaks.




pancakesWe provide an experience- not just a fishing trip. We want you to enjoy the beautiful Arkansas White River, the Buffalo River, the wildlife and scenic beauty, enjoy our old-fashioned shore lunches and camp cooking, relax with friends and family, and catch fish; knowing that lunker could be just a cast away. So whatever your needs, we will be very glad to assist in making your trip to Cotter Trout Dock convenient and enjoyable.

Contact Us
Email:ctd@southshore.com

Ron and Debbie Gamble

Owners/Operators

P.O. Box 96

Cotter, Arkansas 72626


870-435-6525