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Water BodyGurdon
LocationClark County, 1 mile west of Gurdon.
District Information
Size50 acres
OwnershipThe city of Gurdon
Area Specific Regulations
  • Catfish daily limit is five.
  • Crappie daily limit is 15.
  • Open to fishing with rod or pole only.
  • Use of common carp as bait is prohibited.
Major SportfishBluegill, crappie, redear sunfish, channel catfish and largemouth bass
Other FishGrass carp
Fish ForageSmall sunfish
Visible CoverButtonbrush around the shoreline in shallow water
DepthAverage depth of 4 feet, maximum depth of 13 feet
Bottom FeaturesMud bottom with stump-laden shallows
Aquatic Vegetationwater lily and water primrose
FacilitiesThe city of Gurdon maintains a city park between the boat ramp and the highway. Playground equipment, picnic tables and a restroom are provided at the park. A cleared area near the boat ramp offers ample access for bank anglers.
AccessThe lake is just off Arkansas Highway 67, about 1 mile west of Gurdon.
DescriptionGurdon Lake is an excellent location for bank anglers after channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and redear sunfish. The small lake was reconstructed in 2001 and 2002.
Other Points of InterestThe city of Gurdon maintains two public parks, three baseball/softball fields, two tennis courts and two basketball courts. Several other lakes and rivers are nearby for visitors to enjoy, including: Degray Lake, the Little Missouri River, the Ouachita River, White Oak Lake and Poison Springs Wildlife Management Area. For adventurous souls, the railroad tracks near Gurdon are known for the mysterious "Gurdon Ghost Light," which is claimed to appear at night along the tracks.