Frequently Asked Questions


Please read through our FAQs below. If you have other questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer them as best we can!


What should I bring for our outdoor adventure?

Everyone should bring the following no matter what activity you will be participating in: Wide-brim hat, polarized sunglasses, sunblock, cameras, binoculars, outdoor boots or shoes, cooler, walkie talkies (for larger groups) and a big smile!




For Lodging:

Shampoo/Bath Soap



Paper Towels

Aluminum Foil

Ziplock Bags

Cooking Oil



For Fishing:

Poncho or Rain Gear

Wading gear

Med. to Light Weight Spinning Rod/Reel

4, 6 or 8 lb Green, Brown or Clear Line

4-7 Weight Fly Rod/Reel

Floating Weight Forward Line

4-6x Leader & Tippet



For Outdoor Adventures:

Day Pack or Backpack

Water Bottle

Deet Spray

Field Guide Books

Camera Tripod

Mountain Bike

Kids Bikes

Swim Mask, Snorkel & Flippers

Swimming Towels

Sun Chairs


What is the closest town for groceries and restaurants?

Groceries, restaurants, and shopping can be found in Mountain Home, Gassville or Flippin. There is a Walmart Supercenter in Mountain Home. There are no stores in Buffalo City. It is 15 miles to town from Rileys Outfitter. It may be best to shop before arrival. Dry county (no alcohol sales) on Sundays.


Are there TV’s in the cabins?

There is no cable, satellite or local TV channels in the Loft, Bunk Lodge & Aframe. All other cabins have satellite and dvd players. TV/VCR/DVD is available for the Loft, Bunks & Aframe. The Riley’s have a variety of VCR & DVD movies for your use (free) at the office.


What are some other nearby attractions?

Branson/Springfield areas (1-2 hrs), Bass Pro Shop, Wonders of Wildlife Springfield, Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Dawt Mill, Silver Dollar City, Big Creek Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course, Area antiques & shopping, Norfork River and Norfork Dam, Norfork National Fish Hatchery, Bull Shoals Dam, and Bull Shoals or Norfork Lakes.

Ask us about any of these, we will be glad to help! We love the whole Dam area!


Do you have any gear rentals?

Yes! We have waders & boots for low water conditions and fishing rods for trips but you need to let us know before your arrival.


Can you fly into Mountain Home?

As of now, Baxter County Regional Airport has no commercial air services. For private charters, contact them at 870-481-5995.

You can fly into Springfield, MO airport (2 hrs away) or Little Rock, AR airport (3 hrs away). Both have rental car services, and we can provide shuttle services for any location for a fee.


When is the best time to come to Riley’s?

The North Central Arkansas area sports all 4 seasons.

        – Trout fishing knows no season because of the water temperature staying the same year round.

        – Hunting season starts in October and ends late February.

        – Spring turkey normally falls in the month of April.

        – Bass fishing runs hot normally from early March until Thanksgiving.

        – For the rivers to yourself or going after “trophy trout”, winter may be just for you!

It is beautiful here year-round, come enjoy one or more of the four seasons with us!


How much are Arkansas fishing and hunting licenses?

Resident and non-resident fishing license (View AGFC Fishing License info).


What are the river levels?

Buffalo National River – Level at Hwy 14 Bridge

Bull Shoals/White River Generation


How do I get there?

There are several ways to get to Rileys in the Ozark Mountains. All we know is once you’ve arrived, you won’t want to leave.


        Step 1:   From 62/412 West between Mountain Home and Gassville, AR

        Step 2:   Turn South onto HWY 126, directly across from Twin Lakes Farm tractor dealership.
                       There are also signs that read “White River public access, Buffalo City”.

        Step 3:   Go 4 miles to the 4-way Stop (look for our sign).

        Step 4:   Turn Right at the 4-way stop, and continue on HWY 126 for 6.2 miles.

        Step 5:   Turn left on CR 638, you will see our large reflective sign.

        Step 6:   Follow our other signs (posted on the county road posts), that will lead you into our gate.