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Ozark Discovery






Adventures in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas:

Rivers + Wilderness = Adventure

Fishing, Floating, Camping & Hiking… Everything you can imagine for your next Ozark adventure!

You can enjoy photography, wildlife viewing, the beauty of plants and flowers, all while staying in our cabins overlooking the beautiful view of the Ozark Mountains and White & Buffalo Rivers.


White River
“La Riviere Blanche” (White River), named by the first French traders who first explored this 720 mile river, whose origin is from a spring in the Boston Mountains of Madison County, AR.

The Corp of Engineers has constructed 4 Dams along its course, which destroyed the warmwater habitat and replaced it with cold tailwaters suitable for trout.

Bull Shoals Lake is the largest impoundment on the White River system (62,000 acres) and its hydroelectric dam, having 8 generators, is the 5th largest in the nation. The crystal clear water of the White flows thru a series of deep pools, gravel bars and shoals (shallow, rocky structure).

Bull Shoals tailwater is one of the longest tailwaters in the nation and is stocked with close to a million trout a year from the Norfork National Fish Hatchery.

Riley’s at Buffalo City is located 32 miles downstream from Bull Shoals Dam. When the Dam is generating, it takes approximately 12 hours for water to reach Buffalo City.



Buffalo National River
The Buffalo River also originates from the same spring as the White River, in the Boston Mountains and flows 150 miles east thru the Ozarks and ends at the White River (Buffalo City) in front of Riley’s. 135 miles of the Buffalo is wild & protected by the National Park Service.

It’s Americas First National River. Being a free-flowing river, its temperatures and water levels can change drastically with the seasons.

This beautiful and rugged landscape was the home of Ozark pioneers, settlers and miners. It is now uninhabited and protected for your pleasure.

The Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area offers solitude, scenery & the best smallmouth bass fishing in the Ozarks.

Warm weather conditions allow you to feel the immediate temperature change as you leave the 50-degree water of the White, crossing over into the warm water of the Buffalo. We can help you enjoy a piece of America at its finest!

The first access point upstream from Riley’s is 24 miles at the abandoned zinc-mining town of Rush.