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White River

Internationally famous trout fishing, the White River is a tailwater system and levels are dam-controlled. It is home to 4 species of trout; Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Brook Trout. Browns in the 30-plus-pound range and 19-pound rainbows have been taken in the shadows of towering limestone bluffs.  Guided fishing trips and boat rentals are available from two outfitters in the area, Angler’s and Jack’s Resort.

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Mirror Lake

A three-acre rainbow trout haven and a good option if you are wanting to take children fishing. Mirror Lake is constantly fed by the 58-degree water flowing from Blanchard Springs Caverns, 14 miles north of Mountain View, off Ark. 14. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the stone and concrete dam that created the lake during the 1930s. Blanchard Springs Caverns and recreational facilities are nearby. Camping, picnic areas, hiking trails and creek swimming holes are popular with visitors. The lake is restocked with fish periodically.


Sylamore Creek

Sylamore Creek is a clear, predominantly spring-fed stream that empties into the White River above Mountain View. Anglers will find a variety of fish including black bass, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout and yellow bass here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite are good. There are many access points on North Sylamore within the National Forest at Blanchard Springs and Gunner Pool, and at Allison where the creek converges with the White River


Little Red River

Famous for trout fishing, the Little Red is accessible just an hour from Mountain View near Heber Springs.  Many guides in the area can lead you to the big catch in this popular fishing mecca.

Learn more about the Little Red River fishing 

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Jack's Resort

Jack's Resort lies on the banks of the White River in the Ozark Mountains near the town of Mountain View, Arkansas. You can fish for trout here and go river rafting. The resort has a full service 40 stall boat dock designed for docking and departure.


All your requirements such as boats and motors, bait, tackle and license are taken care of. The resort offers the best fishing guides on the river. They know the best fishing holes and will give you tips on the best tackle to use. They will help you in every way possible, from baiting your hooks to landing your catch and cooking it.



Angler's provides fishing paraphernalia, rental boats and guided trout and bass fishing. Or you can wade fish from their banks. Dining at their riverfront restaurant gives you the chance to enjoy the most beautiful views in the area




Take me fishing....

Opportunities to catch the "big one" abound here! Mountain View is world famous for trout fishing. The streams and rivers are mainly in the north of town at the scenic meeting point of the White River and Sylamore Creek.


Whether you hire a fishing guide on the White River, find the magic spot at Mirror Lake, or cast your line in Sylamore Creek you're sure to have a great time.


Be sure to get your fishing license here before you fish at!

"We loved our stay with Fireside Retreats! On of the best things we did while we were in Mountain View was hire a fishing guide and spend the day on the White River.  We weren't experienced fishermen but the folks at Jack's Resort were so helpful."
~Caitlyn, Hiker Hut
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