Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fly Fishing in November

These are just two of our favorite things...

First- we like it a lot when people come to the White River to fish and stay at our place,
and Second- we like to fry up their catch and serve them a traditional "shore lunch" complete with all the fixin's.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Get Ready for Fall Hunting & Fishing Now!

Looking for a place to hunt? This customer stayed in a Camper Cabin over the weekend and rented a boat to go hunting in the lower wilderness area of the Buffalo National Park. Look what he brought back!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Time to Make Your Thanksgiving Reservation

I haven't posted in awhile but we had a very pleasant, busy Labor Day Holiday weekend with lots of what are starting to become familiar faces in addition to hopefully making some new friends who will come back and see us.
We had threats from Gustav and many of our guests were popping into the office on a regular basis to check the progress on the Weather Channel or view the radar on the computer. The rain started here on Tuesday afternoon and we ended up with about 6 1/2 inches which really muddied the river. The Corp of Engineers did us a big favor and stopped generating for the first time since we flooded in March. On Thursday the Buffalo River crested and we spent a good portion of our time planting sticks in the campground and watching them disappear under water- slightly nervewracking.. Today, 9/8, the river is clearing and the Corp is maintaining a schedule of only 2 generators on line. We haven't seen water this low since last winter! Everyone predicts wonderful fishing this Fall and I encourage you to consider spending some time at the resort between now and Thanksgiving. The days are sunny and cool and it's quiet and peaceful on the river.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

How's the Fishing?

Ask this father and son team who landed this 8 lb. 27" brown trout this morning from the shore. This beauty was caught with corn and took 30 minutes to net.

Garrett's Great Catch!

The annual family fishing trip yielded this stringer of many Rainbows one day last week in the high water.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Adam's Brown Trout

Just another example of that possible "fish of a lifetime" that people are catching on the river right outside our resort.

Making Memories

This is a reprint of an article which appeared in the Chesterfield Weekly. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Kay's Korner
By Kay Clark
With sincere apologies, I write today's piece. I just "spaced it"
last week and did not get anything written. I left town to meet my family in
Buffalo City, Arkansas, at the White Buffalo Resort for a family wedding.
The third child of our first born got married on Saturday, June 28.
The ceremony took place beside the White River in northern
Arkansas. The bride, our granddaughter, chose this place because her father
and her uncle come to this river annually to trout fish. The New York Times
reports this area to be one of the ten best places in the U.S. to fish. Not
only that, this place nestled in the Ozark Mountains retains its original
natural beauty of a variety of trees, steep bluffs, and rippling streams. In
other words, it was a beautiful setting for a wedding.
The day before the wedding and the day after the wedding were
filled with sunshine and light breezes, but the day of the wedding began
with lightning, thunder, and driving rain. We thought it might be just a
short summer storm, but one look at the sky assured us that storm intended
to stay the day. The people who own the resort, John and Eileen Olwell, have
a weather radar which they watched closely for us. At 12:45 p.m., John came
to us and said, "You have a window. Do it now!" Which we did.
The rain held off long enough for us to share in a lovely wedding
ceremony. At the reception, held under a protective canopy, the rain came
again in sheets. By that time, however, everyone had their food and was
enjoying being together, honoring the newly married couple.
Perhaps your family is like mine-scattered about. So when an event
comes that draws the family members together, what a joy that is! This time
together reminded me again of the importance of the family unit. How vital
it is to get together, share experiences, build memories, take pictures, eat
and just talk for a while. We had a wonderful time. We can go back to our
daily responsibilities strengthened because we are part of a family. We are
not alone.
And by the way, if you would like to find a quiet, lovely place to
relax and appreciate the beauty of God's creation (and maybe fish for
trout), I strongly recommend the White Buffalo Resort on the White River in
Buffalo City, Arkansas.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Family Reunions are our specialty!

Nothing says summer more than gathering the clan from around the country and taking time to have fun together. This photo was sent to us recently from a family that held their reunion at the resort.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Quiet Solitude

Sunday mornings are slow and quiet, and the perfect time for tying lines and getting ready for a day of fishing
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

6/23/08 Eamon's Brown

(As a mom, I get bragging rights...)

My son caught this 26", 5.5 lb. brown yesterday in high water with a purple iridescent shad rap.

Just more proof that the fish are out there--

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Vacation Workstation

Sometimes you've got to plug in, even though you're trying to be on vacation...

Our wireless internet is available on our covered poolside patio, overlooking the river.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Smallmouth

This 19" 5 lb. smallmouth was caught on the White River this past weekend.

Monday, April 28, 2008

RoundUp Happening this Weekend

Members of the nationally known, "Sisters On The Fly" group will "RoundUp" with over 50 fancy painted vintage canned ham trailers at the "White Buffalo Resort" where the White and the Buffalo Rivers meet off of Hwy 126, south of Mountain Home, AR. from May 1st - May 4th. More than 70 members of this group will meet for 4 days of fun, fishing, horseback riding and a Cowgirl Prom.
The group has over 900 members now & has been featured on the Travel Channel, in Field & Stream and a number of other national publications. For more information about the group, visit

Monday, April 21, 2008


Although some guests are concerned about the amount of rain we've had this spring, the fishing has been great anyway. These four browns were caught this weekend with 8 generators running.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Arkansas Open for Business

I am reprinting here an article from Arkansas Tourism.

If you're planning a trip to Arkansas in the near future, there’s no need to worry. We're still here! Although faced with torrential rain and flooding, The Natural State is still in fine form. "Things seem to be getting better," says Cathy Drew, executive director of the Ozark Gateway Tourism Council. “The majority of our tourism attractions are open and ready for the summer season.” Many attractions and state parks throughout Arkansas were briefly affected by the rain and flooding, but most have reopened and are looking forward to welcoming visitors.

“Our tourism people are used to dealing with changing waters,” said Kelley Linck, executive director Ozark Mountain Region Tourist Association. He added that the few attractions or lodging facilities that did experience damage from the water are already in the repair stage and almost open for business. Visitors will find new carpet, appliances and other improvements at these locales. “So it’s actually going to improve our product.”

The rains have brought some benefits. Floating on the upper Buffalo National River is prime right now and expected to be good for the rest of the river as well for many weeks to come. It is also a great time to get out and view or photograph waterfalls.

“The increased water flow is helping the fish grow. We should have an excellent lake spawn,” Linck said. He added that trout fishing on the White River is good right now even with all the high water, although it’s being done by boat.

Linck said people planning a trip to Arkansas should call ahead to the area they want to visit to determine the best time to go based on the water activities they want to enjoy, whether it be wade fishing, skiing or scuba diving.

In the upcoming weeks, if you’re planning on visiting The Natural State, come on….we’re open for business! You can visit and click on the Breaking News icon to learn the latest information on roadway conditions, current weather forecasts, updates from Arkansas State Parks and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and situation reports from the Corps of Engineers. We’ve got all the information you need in one place to plan your trip to The Natural State.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Current River Conditions

So many of our friends and customers are calling to ask "How are You?" and "How's the River?" that I am posting this report as of today 4-15-08.

Bull Shoals Dam is at & over capacity with a level of 695.02 feet. They have all 8 units generating with emergency spillways online which is equivalent to 2 extra units or 5,625 csf of water. The Corp of Engineers is managing the water so as not to add to the complications downriver at Norfork Dam. They closed the emergency spillway gates at Norfork today at 3:00 p.m.

The White River is running high and fast but has a long way to go before exceeding the banks. We are encouraging our guests to allow us to arrange for guides who are familiar with high water fishing and are experienced boatsmen.

The weather is beautiful today but there is a storm out west that will either split and miss us or bring more showers.

Guests who came right after the March flood said the fishing was never so good.

If we could predict anything beyond what we know today...but we all know that's not possible. These are unprecedented conditions. That's about all we can say with assurance.

When you make your plans to visit the Ozarks, we hope you'll stay with us.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Neither Down Nor Out...

One of the drawbacks of being "Where the Rivers Meet" is that there's no escaping the water. All bets were off the third week of March as Arkansas and Missouri received catastrophic rain and thunderstorms over the course of two days. Our property was doused with 12 full inches. Needless to say, records were broken on both the White and Buffalo Rivers with the Buffalo cresting approx. 30' over flood stage. We got a little wet...
Our campground, Camper Cabins and office ended up under water and while the clean-up has been a hassle, it's far from impossible.
As far as business is concerned, we have remained fully operational (albeit slightly disorganized) over the past few weeks. Our Deluxe Cabins and Lodges, docks, boats, and full hook-up RV sites remained unscathed throughout the Great Flood of '08. All previous bookings remain intact and we are always accepting new reservations. Believe it or not, the fishing is great too. As our guides keep telling us: "Fish LIKE water..."
We would like to take this opportunity also to thank everyone for their prayers, support and help during our time of need. Springtime seems to have set in at last, and we encourage you to come enjoy the river with us.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In the News Again- "Best Place to Live"


Mountain Home, Arkansas Takes Top Honors

New York, NY—March 12, 2008—Outdoor Life magazine ranks the top towns for hunters and anglers to live in its April 2008 issue, on newsstands March 20. The magazine used extensive data to score 200 towns on available sporting opportunities and quality-of-life. Mountain Home, Ark., population 12,215 took top honors on the magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list. The magazine also names top towns in each region of the country and top towns for whitetail hunters. For complete details on all 200 towns, please visit

Friday, February 22, 2008

Worth the Trip!

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After braving the icy roads to get here from Mississippi, this happy fisherman was rewarded with this 22" brown trout. He caught it within hours of his arrival from the bank just outside the office!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another satisfied customer...

Today we got an e-mail from a satisfied customer who stayed with us last summer. He put together this entry and sent it to us. It's got lots of pictures and describes the fun he had at the White Buffalo Resort; particularly the canoe float and fishing on the White River.

Just copy and paste the link below:

Monday, February 11, 2008

Bald Eagle

A common sighting of a bald eagle. They nest across the river on top of the bluff.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

In the News...

According to the February issue of FIELD & STREAM magazine, Mountain Home, Arkansas was named "the second best fishing town in America."

Monday, January 14, 2008

Come enjoy the beauty of the Buffalo River with a guided fishing trip this Spring!
Call our office for information: (870) 425- 8555

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Slideshow of the resort

I got this slide show today from Christi with Sisters on the Fly. They are a group of fly-fisher women and retro trailer owners that will be visiting the White Buffalo Resort in May. The pictures are awesome and really give a good overview of what the resort looks like in winter. Click on the link below to watch the slideshow.

Slideshow of pictures, photos, and videos, from webshots

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Winter Rates in Effect

During the months of December and January we are offering a "Romantic Getaway" Package-
2 nights in a Deluxe Cabin for 2 for $189.00. We will include a gift basket with every reservation with discounts at restaurants, chocolates, and sparkling beverage. An ideal Christmas gift for the one you love.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Brown trout caught on the point

This is just an example of the fishing taking place here the last few days!