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Marion McCollum Greenlee Lake


There are boat ramps on the north and south ends of the lake. From the I-40 junction in Brinkley take Hwy 49 south into Brinkley for 1.5 miles and turn left onto W Cypress Street and continue onto Hwy 70. To reach the north boat ramp from here, take Hwy 70 for 1.5 miles and turn right onto S Greenlee Lake Road. To access the south boat ramp, take W Cypress Street for 0.3 miles and turn right onto S Grand Ave for 1.5 miles. Then turn left onto AR-238; the boat ramp is 1 mile away on the left.

Aquatic Vegetation


Area Specific Regulations
  • No limit on channel catfish.
  • Largemouth bass must be released immediately to the water.
  • Handicap-accessible fishing piers available.
Area Type


Bottom Features

Rip-rap shoreline; mud, silt bottom, dead timber




Average depth 5 feet; maximum depth 8 feet


Marion McCollum Greenlee Lake is located in Brinkley and offers good fishing for bream and catfish. Combined with its easy access and multiple fishing piers, this makes it a great lake for anglers of any kind. In the early 2000s water from the nearby Piney Ditch backed up into the lake, introducing a variety of other species including green sunfish and crappie. Largemouth bass have been stocked in the lake annually since 2001 in hopes of producing a naturally reproducing population. There is no limit on channel catfish, so this is a good opportunity for anglers looking to fill their freezers.

District Information

Fisheries District 4
1201 N Highway 49
Brinkley, AR 72021

Fish Forage



Monroe County
2 miles E of Brinkley

Major Sportfish

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

Management Plan

None completed

Other Fish

Common carp, green sunfish, hybrid bream, longear sunfish, warmouth


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Points of Interest
  • Restaurants, supplies, and medical services are located in nearby Brinkley.
  • Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park is approximately 20 miles south and offers visitors a unique opportunity to view the first survey point of the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. Visitors can walk the boardwalk and see various wildlife among the historic swamp.
  • Sheffield Nelson Dagmar State Wildlife Management Area provides primitive camping, hunting, and fishing opportunities on the multiple lakes, ponds, sloughs, and bayous. There are two water trails on the WMA.

275 acres

Visible Cover

Fishing piers, dead timber

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