Calico Rock Trout Dock
Calico Rock Trout Dock offers full and half day fishing guide services on the Arkansas White River with boat and motor rental, kayak rental, shore lunches, and boat rides through the professional fishing guide service. Shore Lunches can be arranged when you book your fishing trip. Fresh fried trout, fried potatoes, fresh salad and fruit (in season) await you on your shore lunch. Boat and motor rentals include gas, chairs, life jackets, and paddles. Located just south of the bridge.
Contact Brian Roberts at Calico Rock Trout Dock, calicorocktroutdock.com for reservations or call 870-297-8131.
Jenkins's Fishing Service at
In operation since 1958, Jenkins's Fishing Service provides single day float trips that include a boat and motor with guide, chairs and cushions, jackets, landing nets, shore lunch for the party and guide, ice chest, soft drinks, and a water jug. The group leaves the dock in the morning and returns in the afternoon, typically traveling a total of 10 to 12 miles during the trip. All fish are cleaned and bagged by the guide. Their trout fishing trips do not exceed a total of three guests, plus one guide.
Located just north of the bridge.
Contact them at (870) 297-8181
Lindsey's Trout Dock
Lindsey's Trout Dock is owned by Jim and Gloria Lindsey. They've worked hard to make a solid business and, over the years have added space onto the dock and added several new boats and motors to their inventory. The dock stays open most of the year and boats are always available in the off-season on request. They have several experienced guides available for full or half-day fishing trips. The boat dock is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. All boats must be in by 5:00 p.m. Half-day fishing trips are from 7:00 a.m. to noon or noon to 5:00 p.m.
Call 870-297-4543 or 870-297-8253 for reservations.
OK Trading Post offers pony rides 7 days a week April-October (by reservation November-March) starting at $12 for a half hour. The "petting zoo" is free and filled with typical farm animals plus rabbits and a lame deer. Young children love it.
Call ahead to make reservation for the trail rides or stop in and see if they can squeeze you in to the next group. (870) 585-2217 Three miles west of Allison on HWY 14- top of the mountain in the left.
The downtown area of Calico Rock features several neat antique stores and a couple of good eating places too. Grab a burger at Between the Buns or sit down for a special treat at the Printing Press Cafe . Take in a little local history at the Calico Rock Museum and be sure to buy a handmade item from a local artisan.
Just a dozen miles from the cabin is a treetop adventure park in the Ozark Folk Center State Park Loco Ropes is a state-of-the-art treetop adventure park experience. That’s right - a thrilling high wire adventure rope course with 3 different segments totaling 30+ challenges to test your nerve, endurance, agility, and strength. Bring the whole family to enjoy their “Loco”motive treetop adventure park! Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, outdoor enthusiast, or subscribe to the "just plain fun" philosophy, they have an awesome adventure of tree-top adventure rope course challenges in the beautiful Ozark Mountains waiting for you! Go Loco… It’s Sooie-T!!
Ozark Folk Center State Park is located in Mountain View, Arkansas which is only 23 miles South of Calico Rock. The park is dedicated to perpetuating the music, crafts, and culture of the Ozarks. It is open from mid-April to mid-November and offers visitors an opportunity to watch artisans work, to stroll through the Heritage Herb Garden, and to hear live Southern mountain music. For more information, visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/ozark-folk-center-state-park