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Trout Capitol USA
Nestled deep in the Ozarks, Cotter, Arkansas and the Twin Lakes Region is considered by Field and Stream as one of the top retirement locations in the country. With spectacular scenery, epic fishing, accredited schools and friendly people at every river bend, Cotter is an excellent place to call home.
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Welcome to Cotter, Arkansas
With a name like Trout Capital USA, its 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 is fabled 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. Field and Stream and Outdoor Life have both rated Cotter and the surrounding Twin Lakes Region as one of the top fishing and retirement destinations in America. So whether you're an accomplished fly fisherman, spin caster or novice, you'll have the time of your life making Cotter either a permanent dwelling or a vacation destination for the whole family!

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.