From the Boston Mountains, in northwestern Arkansas and flowing northward, the White River is deeply entrenched in narrow gorges. Because the water is fast cold and clear, the White River provides a great canoe trip, and internationally known for producing world-record trout.
The headwaters of the White are similar to the beginning stretches of other Ozark streams -- fast and furious in the wet months, and comparatively calm the rest of the year. Here you'll find a series of pools and shoals with overhanging trees, tight turns and gravel bottoms amid bluffs, forests and quiet pastures. As its journey continues, the tailwaters then become rewarding cold waters for trout fishing below Beaver Dam. Scenery is popular here too with picturesque bluffs and thin layers of fog suspended delicately above the stream each morning around sunrise. There are numerous access points to the river provided by state and federal agencies and private resort owners.
Fishing: The White River, with its assortment of trout, bass (smallmouth, largemouth, rock and Kentucky), walleye, and sunfish, should satisfy nearly any angler. Spinnerbaits, crawfish imitators, and skirted jigs (with pork tails) are recommended, along with minnows, crawfish, and other natural baits. Flyfishing is extremely popular on the White during low water periods, but most anglers opt for the standard White River rig -- a 16 to 20-foot johnboat equipped with a 10-20 horsepower motor. The Game and Fish Commission stocks hundreds of thousands of rainbows in the White annually, and more than 90 percent of them are caught each year by anglers who come here from all corners of the globe.
A visit to Eureka Springs is like taking a step back in time. 19th Century Victorian architecture graces the winding mountain streets of the downtown historic district, an area so unique the entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Known as America's Little Switzerland, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is an elegant little town nestled snugly in the hills of the Ozark Mountains.
Eureka Springs is listed as one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
We are located on the tail waters of Beaver Lake. A must see destination high in the Ozark Mountains with almost 500 miles of shoreline & rising limestone bluffs. Beaver Lake is nestled high in the Ozark Mountains and is the birthplace of the White River.
Taking advantage of the natural scenic beauty, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed a variety of recreational facilities, they include-- picnic sites, swimming beaches, hiking trails, boat launching ramps, group picnic shelters and amphitheaters -- are also available in the parks. Beaver Lake offers a world of recreational opportunities. Marinas and outfitters are plentiful.
Fishing: Beaver Lake Offers smallmouth bass fishing, largemouth bass fishing, and striper bass fishing, not to mention plentiful supplies of crappie, bream, white bass, channel and spoonbill catfish.
For your enjoyment, we are also close to Table Rock Lake. The clear, blue water of Table Rock Lake winds down through the valleys and hollows of the Ozark Mountains and has become a paradise for boaters, scuba divers, campers and fishermen alike. Table Rock lake offers full-service marinas, and fishing guides are numerous.
Fishing: Fishermen cast year-round for trout, crappie, catfish, and bass.