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Harris Brake


Harris Brake is located one mile south of Perryville on Arkansas Highway 9/10 which passes the lake's west side.  Arkansas Highway 300 runs along the north side, and Arkansas Highway 216 skirts the lake's east and south sides.

The lake has three concrete boat ramps, two gravel boat ramps and a handicapped-accessible fishing pier. A lakeside bait shop provides boat and motor rentals, fishing supplies, and camping and picnic areas.  The Game and Fish Commission provides primitive camping areas at lakeside. Additional campsites, a swimming area, picnic facilities, hiking trails, restrooms and showers are available at Lake Sylvia in the Ouachita National Forest to the south off Arkansas Highway 9. 

Area Specific Regulations
  • Crappie must be at least 10 inches long to keep.
  • Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season.
  • Handicapped-accessible fishing piers are available.



Average depth - 10 feet
Maximum depth - 28 feet


Harris Brake is the third largest lake owned by the AGFC.  Located adjacent Harris Brake Wildlife Management Area, this multi-use recreation site is one of the state's most popular outdoor destinations thanks to its close proximity to Little Rock, Conway and Russellville.  Here visitors can enjoy a relaxing day fishing, hunting or just taking in the beauty of the Ouachita Mountain foothills.

Harris Brake Lake has cover and structure galore - shoreline brush, sunken timber, cypress trees, underwater points and islands, creek channel drop-offs, old docks and artificial fish structures.  Visiting anglers land plenty of big bluegills, redear sunfish, crappies, channel catfish and largemouth bass. 

Sportsmen may want to plan their fishing trip to coincide with hunting season.  The bottomlands of Harris Brake WMA, just north of Arkansas Highway 300, offer good hunting for ducks, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and other game animals. Additional hunting opportunities are available on nearby Winona Wildlife Management Area. Other area fishing hotspots include the Fourche la Fave River just to the north, the Arkansas River near Morrilton and nearby lakes Winona, Sylvia and Maumelle.

District Information

Click here for information about land-use policies on AGFC-owned lakes

Forage Base

Shad, Small Sunfish


Eastern Perry County, 1 mile south of Perryville

Major Sport Fish

Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass

Management Plan

View the AGFC Fishery Management Plan for this lake.


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission


1,300 acres


Harris Brake WMA

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