WRTC has redefined the typical NW Arkansas trout fishing experience with fresh upscale accommodations and a next level guiding operation. This owner-operated lodge recently completed an extensive construction / remodel, and is hands down the nicest place on the banks of this infamous trophy trout fishery.
The White River Trout Club overlooks the White River near Flippin, Arkansas - arguably one of the best trout fisheries in the lower forty-eight. While the property was originally established as a fishing lodge in the early 70’s, the premises were completely transformed with an extensive remodeling project in 2022, and the White River Trout Club was born. Located at the end of a quiet country road on 900 feet of riverfront property, WRTC offers the most complete, service-oriented lodging and sophisticated fishing experience in NW Arkansas.
Focused primarily on fly fishing, the club is an ideal retreat for fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts, and those looking to host private events – such as corporate or church retreats, family reunions, bachelor parties, or weddings. Whether you’re an avid angler, or just looking for a scenic getaway – WRTC has a little something for everyone. WRTC is located just eight miles below Bull Shoals Dam, so guests have immediate access to the best fishing on the entire White River.
WRTC should always be considered an option for both the long weekend trout fix, as well as a full week proper fishing holiday. With a reasonable price point, over the top service, a convenient location, and a world class trophy trout fishery, we could not be more excited to offer this one of a kind destination.
The White River is becoming a global trophy trout fishing destination. Rightfully so, as it is home to some of the largest brown trout in the world. While most people come to the White for a once-in-a-lifetime brown, the rainbow population is not something to ignore. Besides rainbow and brown trout, the White River and Norfork River also have cutthroat and brook trout regularly available. The White hosts a strong population of trout for nearly 100 miles, and most of the fishing is done within the first 45 miles of the Bull Shoals dam.
WRTC guests have easy access by virtue of their prime location. And with the use of a custom style river boat with a jet motor and oars, guides can fish anglers in super skinny water with the ability to cover 20+miles in a day’s fishing. While trout fishing is king in this part of the state, most people often overlook the other amazing warm-water fisheries that are also in their backyard. The smallmouth and largemouth bass, as well as carp, are the main incentive for anglers to explore their waters, not to mention the beautiful scenery and surrounding National Parks.
The club is home to thirteen riverfront cabins and the “Horseshoe," which consists of ten individual units of various sizes under one roof but connected by a covered walkway. Additional improvements include the Pavilion - a stand alone building for gathering with indoor and outdoor space, billiards and shuffleboard tables, and a fireplace. Guests also enjoy a super nice bar/dining room and commercial kitchen, private dining/conference building, a legit fly shop, swimming pool, boat dock, and private boat ramp. The six acre property boasts plenty of riverside green space complete with fire pits, outdoor lounge areas, a basketball court, and an event lawn and patios – all situated under a canopy of massive hardwood trees. The property looks more like a beautiful park than a lodge.
Guests at the WRTC have multiple options for both commercial and private aviation, as well as easy access by car/truck. Situated just forty minutes away from the WRTC, Boone County Regional Airport (HRO) Airport in Harrison offers commercial flights serviced by Southern Air, with direct flights from both DFW Airport and Memphis International Airport. Located two hours from the lodge, Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) services all major airlines and offers daily flights from a variety of major cities. Several rental car companies are located at SGF.
Another option located two ½ hours from the lodge and just outside of the Fayetteville/Bentonville area, Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) services all major airlines and offers daily flights from a variety of major cities. Several rental car companies are located at XNA.
If you plan to fly private, Marion County Regional Airport is located just 15 minutes away from the lodge. Marion County Regional Airport provides a 5,000 ft airstrip, access to fuel, and aircraft tie-downs.
WHEN TO GO / SEASONALITY
All the rivers in the region, including the White, offer great fishing year round. Each season offers a few nuances related to the weather, hatches, and style of fishing - but there is not a bad month to be there. Whether swinging big flies in the winter, enjoying biblical caddis hatches in the spring time, or chunking huge foamy terrestrial dry flies in the summer and early autumn, anglers should expect equal opportunity for great fishing twelve months a year.
The lodge itself is a super comfortable venue for non-angling companions to join. WRTC is a great spot for families to enjoy some restful time in a beautiful place with tons of amenities you would not expect.
Amenities on site that cater to the non-angler include:
- Swimming Pool
- Rental boats
- Basketball court
- Pavilion (Billiards Table, Shuffleboard, TVs, Sitting Areas & Fire Pits)
Off-property activities in the area include:
- Indian Rock Cave & Trail
- Mountain Biking
- Kayaking & Paddleboard
- Shopping, Restaurants, and Breweries
- Bull Shoals Lake boat rentals and water activities
|Lodging / Fishing
|Private Room / Shared Guide
|2 Nights / 1 Day
|$1375 PER PERSON
|2 Nights / 2 Days
|$1625 PER PERSON
|3 Nights / 2 Days
|$1950 PER PERSON
|3 Nights / 3 Days
|$2350 PER PERSON
|4 Nights / 3 Days
|$2750 PER PERSON
|4 Nights / 4 Days
|$3150 PER PERSON
|5 Nights / 4 Days
|$3450 PER PERSON
|5 Nights / 5 Days
|$3750 PER PERSON
- Premium accommodations in exclusive WRTC cabins
- Guided Fishing
- Rod/Reel Outfit
- Flies & Terminal Tackle
- All Meals
- Beer in the boats & House Wine with dinner
What's Not Included
- Airfare to Harrison, Arkansas or independent travel arrangements
- Premium Wine & Spirits / Bar Tab
- Fishing License
- Guide & Staff Gratuities
Terms & Conditions
A fifty percent deposit is required at the time of booking in order to confirm all reservations. Final balance is due thirty days from departure. All deposits and/or final payments are refundable up to 30 days prior to departure minus a $100/night cancellation fee. Inside of 30 days, all deposits and/or final payments are non-refundable. Refunds or credits cannot be issued for fishing time lost due to inclement weather. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
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