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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 & Gassville, Arkansas
With a name like Trout Capital USA, its tough to talk about much else other than fishing around these parts, but Cotter and Gassville Arkansas has so much more to offer. The White River, fabled trout fishing at its finest, runs right through Cotter and Gassville. The historic town of Cotter rests below the bluffs 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 famous stretches of river tail-waters that produce not only enormous fish, but lots of them while Gassville sits up at slightly higher elevation.

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, Gassville 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 or Gassville 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 Big Spring park or historic downtown area to see the restored buildings or wander up the road to Gassville where you can shop and grab a bite to eat. Cotter and Gassville offer award winning restaurants, modern and rustic lodging, camping along the river, shopping, parks, springs, trails, banks, businesses, sightseeing opportunities and most importantly relaxation.