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Lodging & FISHING

on the White & Norfork Rivers

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WELCOME TO The White & Norfork Rivers


The Only Premier Trout Fishing Destination on the North Fork River
The River Ridge Inn is the ONLY premier fly fishing destination on the North Fork of the White River (Norfork Lake Tailwaters / Norfork River) in the Heart of the Ozarks. The lodge, chalets, and cottages are all on the bank of the North Fork River. The property and The Fly Fishing Academy make for an ideal corporate retreat, family reunion, or just a place to get away from it all. Whether you are a group of twenty or a single, you will enjoy the beauty and comfort of River Ridge Inn. We will make your stay with us a unique and memorable one.
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Why River Ridge Inn is the Best Resort


Whether you spend the day or night fishing for the new world record Brown Trout, a record Striper on Lake Norfork, or hiking the many trails in the Ozark National Forest, you know you can come back to the inn where you have the comforts of home.

The property is over 7 acres, perfect for walking and exploring. There is over 1,250 feet of river frontage, perfect for fishing on the dry run creek and White and Norfork rivers!
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Fishing ON Dry Run Creek

If your desire is to catch "The Grand Slam" (Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, and Brook Trout), the North Fork is where you will have to fish. Kids love fishing on Dry Run Creek. The opportunity is here, the challenge is yours. Our guides, instructors, and local fly shops will be more than happy to give you advice or to provide instruction and guide service on your stay. These guides are "the pick of the litter" among both White and Norfork Rivers. River Ridge Inn is known for its expertise in providing an all-inclusive outing to those groups that select one of our fishing adventure packages. Teaching Fly Fishing to groups is what we do.

Relax in Luxurious Comfort


On occasion, someone may elect to "stay back" and enjoy the many professionally landscaped gardens or to simply sit on one of the swings and just watch the water go by. If the choice is to stay inside in the cool air-conditioned Lodge, Chalets or Cottages, you can enjoy satellite TV in your room, or you can relax in our newly decorated 1000 sq. ft. lounge with its big screen TV, Satellite receiver, DVD/VHS and surround sound system so you won't miss that big game, or to simply catch up on reading or view a movie from our inventory. Listening to the sound of the water running over the shoal and down the run will provide you with an experience that will linger in your mind. On a hot summer night, when the fogs sets in over the surface of the water, you may find that you would be more comfortable with a sweatshirt or jacket. It is not unusual for the temperature to be 10 to 15 degrees cooler on the dock than it is just 15 feet up the bank. During the daytime, our guests find it very relaxing to walk to the water's edge or to sit on the dock, where it is always cooler than what it is on your private dock at the Inn.

Testimonials

With Covid crisis looming, and a need to have a safe change of scenery, we thought we’d take a drive up from Hot Springs, AR and stay socially distanced while enjoying sone fishing. I had been forewarned that the river may be high and running fast. A referral from my brother brought us to meet Jim and Liz at River Ridge. Our ‘cabin’ was a full house with master king bed downstairs in addition to a beautiful sleep lift upstairs as well as a fold out futon in the master bedroom. Our deck provided a gas and a charcoal grill. The neat view of the river and the fishing dock was gorgeous and although we caught zero fish, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the gorgeous grounds. The place was immaculate, extremely comfortable and Jim very helpful with fishing tips (we are both novices). A lot of privacy complimented by the rushing river and changing fog below. We hope to travel back and learn some new tricks if there’s room for us in the fall. I understand corporate retreats take place here at The River Ridge Flyfishing Academy. Thoroughly recommend!! Great time. Many thanks to our lovely host and hostess.
Julie Z - TripAdvisor
Cabin was very clean, and the grounds along the river are lovely and perfectly maintained. The owner could not have been more helpful with making sure we had everything necessary to grill on the deck.
Connector536976 - TripAdvisor
The resort is beautiful, well-maintained, very peaceful. The rooms were in excellent condition and very clean. The views of the river are wonderful. The owners were very hospitable and met our every need. We will definitely return to the resort.
Ocean42020 - TripAdvisor
We had viewed the location online and came down to see it in person, it was everything advertised and more. Jim and Liz were wonderful hosts and showed us around. I could sit and watch the river go by for hours. Very quiet and comfortable stay. Everyone we came in contact with during our time in the area was friendly and willing to answer any questions you might have.
DMinder - TripAdvisor
We were guests at the River Ridge Inn in August of 2019. Folks, I highly recommend this property. Jim and Liz were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. We stay in the Riverside Chalet and it had everything we needed. My wife said it was almost like being at home but better. This was my wife's first fly fishing outing and other than they generated the whole time, we had a great time with Lori Solas and her husband as guides. It was our first time here but it won't be our last. Worth every penny.
Warren D - TripAdvisor
These cabins and lodge are meticulous and in a prime location. The owners/managers could not be nicer. Cute accommodations that are spotless!! Boat dock right on the Norfork River and very convenient to downtown Norfork.
TravelwithBeeM - TripAdvisor
Jim and Liz helped me plan a surprise vacation for my husband and kids and grandkids. The Lodge was lovely, the fishing exquisite, and we all had an amazing time full of memories. Everyone said it was the best fishing of their lives from the oldest experienced anglers to the beginning kids. His instructor guides weee so professional and kindly. Can’t say enough.
CoastToCoast - TripAdvisor
This was a great location ran by a wonderful host! This place was right on the river. The restaurants near by and the scenic views made it for a great romantic getaway in Arkansas. If you love the outdoors like I do and like to fish for trout then you should give this place a try.
Ottashby - TripAdvisor
We were guests at the River Ridge Inn in August of 2019. Folks, I highly recommend this property. Jim and Liz were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. We stay in the Riverside Chalet and it had everything we needed. My wife said it was almost like being at home but better. This was my wife's first fly fishing outing and other than they generated the whole time, we had a great time with Lori Solas and her husband as guides. It was our first time here but it won't be our last. Worth every penny.
Warren D - TripAdvisor
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