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Lake Austell

Access

From Wynne, take US-64 Business East for one mile, then turn right onto Hwy 284 East for five miles until you reach the entrance to the park. From there, follow park signage to reach the lake.

Aquatic Vegetation

None

Area Specific Regulations
  • Largemouth bass daily limit is 10, but only one largemouth bass longer than 20 inches may be kept.
  • Catfish daily limit is 5.
  • Open to fishing with rod or pole only.
  • Waters open to electric trolling motors only.
Area Type

Lake

Bottom Features

Mud, silt bottom; rip-rap along dam; standing timber

Constructed

Late 1970s

County

Cross

Depth

Steep sided lake with average depth of 8-10 feet, maximum depth 30 feet

Description

For anglers looking to catch a trophy bass, they should look no further than Lake Austell, located in Village Creek State Park near Wynne. This small lake has been stocked with Florida strain of largemouth bass, and dozens of over-eight-pound bass have been caught in this lake since 1987. A 15-pound, 12-ounce bass was also caught in Austell in the late 1980s. Aside from trophy bass, Lake Austell gives anglers the chance to fish for catfish, bream, and crappie. The state park also offers campgrounds and lodging so visitors can prolong their fishing trip while enjoying other outdoor activities provided by the park.

District Information

Fisheries District 4
1201 N Highway 49
Brinkley, AR 72021
877-734-4581

Fish Forage

Shad, small sunfish

Location

Village Creek State Park
Cross County
7 miles SE of Wynne

Major Sportfish

Blue catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and redear sunfish

Management Plan

None completed

Other Fish

Grass carp, green sunfish, hybrid bream, longear sunfish

Ownership

Village Creek State Park

Points of Interest
  • The lake is located inside Village Creek State Park, which offers camping/lodging, horseback riding, multi-use trails, and educational programs.
  • Lake Dunn is also located inside the state park and offers anglers another place to fish and kayak.
  • Camping supplies, restaurants, and medical facilities can be found in nearby Wynne.
  • The Crowley’s Ridge National Scenic Byway travels the length of the ridge through the state, passing through several state parks and the St. Francis National Forest.
Size

55 acres

Visible Cover

Tree tops, brush piles, standing timber

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