Access to the lake is available at two AGFC owned areas: North Access area (boat ramp and bank fishing), and Dam Access (primitive boat ramp and bank fishing).
- Area Specific Regulations
- Use of common carp as bait is prohibited.
- Read special rules for AGFC lakes and access areas.
- Area Type
The maximum depth is 25-feet and the mean depth is 6-feet.
Lake Cargile is a 125 acre, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) owned lake located in Conway County near Hattieville. The lake is located on the Ed Gordon/Point Remove Wildlife Management Area. Lake Cargile was a privately constructed lake and was included in the purchase of the wildlife management area from the Cargile family. The age of the lake is unknown. The lake is characterized by shale, clay and fine sediment substrate. The primary aquatic vegetation is water willow (Justicia americana) with good stands around the majority of the shoreline. In 2014, the presence of alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) was first documented. Lake Cargile has an earthen dam and earthen spillway.
- Fish Forage
Gizzard Shad, Golden Shiners, various minnow species, and small sunfish.
The lake is located on the Ed Gordon/Point Remove Wildlife Management Area.
- Major Sportfish
Lake Cargile has a fish community typical of a lowland impoundment. Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, and Channel Catfish are the predominant sport fish species.
- Management Plan
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) owned lake located in Conway County near Hattieville.