Photography By Matthew Martin

With so many outstanding places, products and people in Arkansas, we here at Arkansas Wild simply can't keep track of them all! It's for this reason that we launched the Pinnacle and Compass Awards, with Pinnacle representing the favorite and Compass representing the second favorite. For the second year, we've opened up the voting to you, our readers, because each and every one of you is also an outstanding outdoor resource in the Natural State—and we want to know your favorites. Now that your votes are in and tallied, we present your favorite hot spots, retailers, outfitters, guides, manufacturers and resorts. No matter if you hike, bike, climb, fish, paddle or hunt, we've got a favorite here for you.

 
 
 

BIKE SHOP: 
Phat Tire Bike Shop

Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Fort Smith, Rogers (coming soon), Siloam Springs (coming soon) Tulsa, & Bartelsville, OK
phattirebikeshop.com

CYCLING OUTFITTER/GUIDE SERVICE:
Chainwheel Bike Shop

Conway & Little Rock
chainwheel.com

OUTDOOR NONPROFIT: 
Central Arkansas Trail Alliance

centralartrail.com


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BOAT DEALER:
Bradford Marine & ATV   

Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, Springdale & Texarkana, TX
bradfordmarine.com

FISHING RESORT: 
Gaston's White River Resort

Lake View
gastons.com

BAIT SHOP:
Hook Line & Sinker Outdoors

bentonville

That is beau in the middle. Let him be your guide next time.

That is beau in the middle. Let him be your guide next time.

OUTFITTER/GUIDE SERVICE: 
Beau's Guide Service

Heber Springs
beausguideservice.com

FISHING RETAILER: 
Ozark Angler

Heber Springs & Little Rock
ozarkangler.com


PADDLING RETAILER:
Ozark Mountain Trading CO.

Conway, Cotter, Garfield & Ozark
ozarkmtc.com

PADDLING OUTFITER/GUIDE SERVICE:
Buffalo River Outfitters

St. Joe
buffaloriveroutfitters.com


War Eagle Boats will get you to where the ducks are, and they'll never see you coming.

War Eagle Boats will get you to where the ducks are, and they'll never see you coming.

BOAT BRAND:
War Eagle Boats

Monticello
wareagleboats.com

DUCK LODGE:
The Elms Plantation

Altheimer
elmslodge.com

DUCK CALL:
Rich-N-Tone Calls

Stuttgart
rntcalls.com

HUNTING RETAILER:
Mack's Prairie Wings

Stuttgart
macksprairiewings.com

GUNS/AMMO DEALER:
Fort Thompson Sporting Goods

North Little Rock
fortthompsonsportinggoods.com

HUNTING OUTFITER/GUIDE SERVICE: 
Bayou Meto Double D Guide Service & Lodge

Lonoke
bayoumetodoubledd.com


RETAILER:
Ozark Outdoor Supply

Little Rock
ozarkoutdoor.com

TRUCK:
Toyota Tundra,
Steve Landers Toyota

Little Rock
stevelanderstoyota.com

RV DEALER:
CrainRV Supercenter

North Little Rock
crainrv.com


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BIKE SHOP: 
Chainwheel

Conway & Little Rock
chainwheel.com

CYCLING OUTFITTER/GUIDE SERVICE:
GGP Cycling

Bella Vista, Fayetteville & Rogers
gppcycling.com

OUTDOOR NONPROFIT: 
Ozark Off Road Cyclist (OORC)

ozarkoffroadcyclists.org

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DUCK CALL:
Echo Calls

Searcy
echocalls.co

HUNTING RETAILER:
Gellco Outdoors

Fort Smith
gellcooutdoors.com

GUNS/AMMO DEALER:
Hunter's Refuge

Pine Bluff
huntersrefuge.com

DUCK LODGE:
Dry Lake

Stuttgart
drylakehuntingservice.com

 

TRUCK:
Chevy Silverado, Russell Chevrolet

North Little Rock
russellchevrolet.com

RETAILER:
Pack Rat

Fayetteville
packratoc.com

RV DEALER:
Moix RV Supercenter

Conway
moixrv.com

 

FISHING RESORT: 
Lindsey's resort

Heber Springs
lindseysresort.com

BAIT SHOP:
Zimmerman's Sports Center

Little Rock

OUTFITTER/GUIDE SERVICE: 
Mclellan's Fly Shop

Fayetteville
mcflyshop.com

FISHING RETAILER: 
Southern Reel Outfitters

Little Rock
southernreeloutfitters.com

BOAT DEALER:
Sunrise Marine Center

Searcy
sunrisemarinecenter.com

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PADDLING OUTFITER/GUIDE SERVICE:
Ouachita Kayak Tours

Lake Ouachita
ouachitakayaktours.com

PADDLING RETAILER:
Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters

Hot Springs
ouachitaoutdoors.com

BOAT BRAND:
Aloha

North Little Rock
alohapontoons.com

Camping:
Catherine's Landing

Hiking:
Petit Jean

Fishing:
White River

Bike Trail:
Back 40