Des Arc Lake
From Des Arc, take Hwy 11 N for 3 miles, then turn right onto Des Arc Lake Rd and follow to boat ramp.
- Aquatic Vegetation
American lotus, American pondweed
- Area Specific Regulations
- Handicapped-accessible fishing pier is available.
- Read special rules for AGFC lakes and access areas.
- Area Type
- Bottom Features
Creek channels; mud, silt bottom; rip-rap along levee
Average depth 8 feet; maximum depth 25 feet
Lake Des Arc provides sportsmen and women with an easily accessible place to fish, camp, and hunt. The lake has good populations of largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bream, with stockings of bass, catfish, and crappie occurring in the last several years. AGFC has completed habitat projects on the lake using various PVC structures, and these structures are marked with GPS coordinates and are available to the public through the Commission website. Boaters should use caution when running through the lake off of the main creek channel as there are many submerged stumps that are hazardous. The lake has a handful of campsites along the shore, however no power hookups are available. Deer, squirrel, and waterfowl hunting are allowed on the lake and the WMA.
- District Information
Fisheries District 4
1201 N Highway 49
Brinkley, AR 72021
- Fish Forage
Shad, small sunfish
Prairie County 5 miles N of Des Arc
- Major Sportfish
Blue catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass and redear sunfish
- Management Plan
- Other Fish
Grass carp, green sunfish, hybrid bream, longear sunfish, warmouth, white bass
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
- Points of Interest
- Medical services and camping supplies can be found in nearby Des Arc.
- Lake Des Arc has free campsites, however no electric hookups are available.
- Hunting is allowed on the Bayou Des Arc WMA along the backside of the lake.
- Visible Cover
Treetops, brush piles, pier, standing timber, islands