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Bragg Lake


There is excellent public fishing access provided by two concrete boat ramps, a fishing pier and ample shoreline access for bank fishing opportunities.

Area Type



Bragg Lake is a 64 hectare (160 acre) impoundment on Mill Creek in Ouachita County. The lake has an average depth of 1.5 meters (5 feet) and a maximum depth of 3.5 m (12 ft) with a shallow shoreline that is conducive to aquatic vegetation growth. The watershed is well protected with a mixed hardwood/pine forest. The lake is made up of relatively sandy, infertile soil which causes the water to remain relatively clear throughout the year. The upper end of the lake is very shallow and interludes into a flat marsh-like area. Large areas of the lake are covered with fragrant water lily, American lotus, water shield, and coontail. The watershed to surface area ratio is 32:1, which makes water level control a major issue. The lake has experienced dam failures due to flooding in the past.

Bragg Lake is a popular fishery amongst local anglers for bream and crappie fishing, but in recent years, sampling data has shown a robust Largemouth Bass population is present as well. The lake has an ample forage base to support a large number of predators.

Management Plan

View the AGFC Fishery Management Plan for this lake.


Ouachita County owns Bragg Lake but it is managed for public fishing by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC).

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