Cotter Trout Fest, May 7th, 2022

20th Annual Cotter Area Trout Festival

May 7th, 2022:  Save the date!  

Watch for details about the 20th Annual Cotter Area Trout Festival.


LOCATION: Big Spring Park in Cotter Arkansas


With a name like Trout Capital USA, it's tough to talk about much of anything else other than fishing around these parts, but Cotter Arkansas has so much more to offer. Cotter and the White River represents trout fishing at its finest. The historic town of Cotter rests on a horseshoe bend in the river roughly 18 miles downstream of the Bull Shoals Lake Dam. With over 4 miles of riverfront access, Cotter is smack in the middle of the world famous stretches of river tail-waters that produce not only enormous fish, but lots of them!


With clear, cold waters being generated from the depths of two lakes, the White River produces trophy Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout throughout its first 50 miles, attracting fishermen from all over the world to come here and try their hand at fishing in the Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas.


When you've caught (and maybe released) your limit of rainbow trout, you'll want to stroll around Cotter's historic downtown area to see the restored buildings, and shop for antiques or a special gift for those you care about. Cotter offers restaurants, lodging, camping, shopping, parks, springs, trails, sightseeing and relaxation at its finest.