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The Quiet Fishing Town In Arkansas That’s Perfect For A Day Trip

With less than 1,000 residents, Cotter is not a big town. Small towns don’t mean a small time, though. Cotter is big fun, especially if you’re into natural beauty, interesting history, and trout. Trout fishing is the number one pastime in this Ozark Mountain town for one reason: Cotter Arkansas is Trout Capital U.S.A. Set along the banks of the upper White River, Cotter is an amazing little fishing town full of rich history and friendly folks. Cotter is the perfect place to spend a gorgeous fall day.

To get to Cotter, use these directions.

For more places to get away from it all, check this list. For more river towns you just can’t miss, go here.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.