Brass Door Inn & Suites is located minutes from the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals Lake and the White River.

The Ozark Mountain Region provides visitors with an exciting and inspiring array of outdoor adventures. 


The White River tail water below Bull Shoals Dam is home to plentiful rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and even a few brook trout. A day's catch of 30 to 60 rainbows about 13 inches long is normal. Brown trout in the 2 to 4 pound range are also common catches. You can fish from the bank, but the best way to catch a lot of trout is by going out in a John Boat (a special river boat) with a local guide. There are several guides who conduct bait, spin, and fly-fishing trips on the river, both half-day or full day trips. You can also rent your own John Boat and motor at a number of close-by trout docks on the river. 

A full service marina with hard surfaced public boat launch is available on Bull Shoals Lake. If you don't want to bring your own craft the marina rents ski boats, bass boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, and fishing boats. They also rent everything you need in the way of water toys such as skis, tubes, wakeboards, kneeboards, and Wave Runners. A fully certified P.A.D.I. SCUBA shop and store keeps divers well supplied with air and rental scuba equipment. Several tackle shops close by provide licenses and any tackle or bait you can think of for pursuing all species of local sport fish. You can even arrange a lake fishing trip with area professional guides. 

Bull Shoals Lake offers the following in to help you pursue outdoor adventure:

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Diving
  • Fishing (Professional Guides Available)
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water Skiing 

Floating, skiing, wake boarding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, swimming, spear fishing, scuba diving; day time, night time; giant, clear, crystal blue lakes; rushing mountain river; Level I and II rapids; and  pristine gentle float streams only start to describe the Ozarks. 

Rock Climbing:
Scale the vertical world of the Ozarks. The Ozarks of north Arkansas offer some of the best rock climbing in mid-America. The uncrowded rock offers a lifetime of rock climbing and bouldering fun. Spend a glorious day in the Arkansas Ozarks learning the skills and techniques of the vertical world. Whether you are a beginner or an extreme rock climber, the 70- to 80-foot sandstone climbs are perfect for learning or perfecting your skills. Rock climbing instruction is available for beginners, and advanced climbers will appreciate knowing the sandstone crags near the Buffalo National River and in the Ozark Mountain range are "open" year round. 

Mountain Biking:
Once they served as roads used to reach homesteads, but now forty miles of pathways through the Buffalo National Forest serve as the Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail.  Together with scenic Highway 7, these mountain trails make for a beautiful biking adventure. 

If you're looking to rev up your cycling adventure, motorcycle maps of the Ozarks are available. Riding the high country of the Ozark Mountain Region will take you far away from the modern world and deep into the beauty of the Ozark Mountains. 

Wildlife Watching:
The Ozark Mountain Region offers year-round hiking adventures for all ages. Whatever trail you pick, keep an eye out for abundant wildlife: wild turkey, deer, lizards, bald eagles and herds of Elk roam the lush Ozark Mountain Region forests. 

The rolling hills of the Ozarks make ideal challenging courses, and golfers will enjoy playing amid the natural beauty of our beautiful mountain courses. 

Fishing opportunities abound: Bass Fishing, Fly-Fishing, Striper Fishing, and Trout fishing. 

White River, Arkansas provides campers and anglers numerous opportunities for outdoor adventures. The river is home to a diverse species of game fish including bass and catfish. The White River is renowned as a premier trout stream and also for its record rainbow and brown trout, according to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. 

Aside from fishing, campers can also enjoy other activities in White River including swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking and canoeing. Hikers can also tread Big Bluff trail which overlooks the river and traverses below the Bull Shoals Dam. This trail can be accessed at the Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

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