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White Oak Lakes

Access

Lower White Oak Lake boat ramps:

Lower Jack's Landing, Starnes' Landing, White Oak Belle Access and White Oak Lake State Park.

Upper White Oak Lake boat ramps:

Upper Jack's Landing and Brown's Point. Panther Creek Walk-in Access.

Commission property surrounds both lakes in a 50-foot buffer zone from the high-water mark.

Aquatic Vegetation

Upper White Oak Lake - fragrant water lily, uruguayan primrose and alligator weed along margins.

Lower White Oak Lake - marginal stands of coontail around Panther Creek and mats of alligator weed and Uruguayan primrose at the upper ends of the lake.

Area Specific Regulations

Upper White Oak Lake:

  • Use of common carp as bait prohibited.

Lower White Oak Lake:

  • Largemouth bass from 18 to 21 inches long must be released immediately.
  • Largemouth bass daily limit is 10, one of which may be over 21 inches.
  • Snagging prohibited below the dam separating Upper and Lower White Oak Lake.
  • Use of common carp as bait is prohibited.
Area Type

Lake

Bottom Features

AGFC-maintained habitat sites and pea-gravel spawning beds have been created throughout the lakes.

Constructed

1961

Depth

Average depth of 7 feet. Lower lake maximum depth of 23 feet. Upper lake maximum depth of 19 feet.

Description

Upper and Lower White Oak Lakes combine to form the second largest Commission-owned lake system in the state, behind Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir. The lakes were formed by impounding White Oak Creek, which runs from south to north. The upper lake is actually south of the lower lake. The watershed consists of sandy soils, low in nutrients and contain pine timber with some mixed hardwoods . Most of the timber was left standing in the lakebed during construction, but has since fallen, leaving a dense cover of stumps just below the surface of the water.

District Information

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Facilities
  • Floating courtesy docs at most boat ramps.
  • Fishing piers at Upper Jack's Landing and White Oak Lake State Park.
  • Marked boat lanes.
Fish Forage

Gizzard shad, threadfin shad, small sunfish, brook silversides, native minnows, darters

Location

Nineteen miles southeast of Prescott and 15 miles northwest of Camden off State Highways 387 and 24.

Major Sportfish

Largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, redear sunfish, bluegill

Other Fish

Spoted gar, grass carp, grass pickerel, white crappie, yellow bullhead, brown bullhead

Other Points of Interest
Ownership

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Restaurants, Camping and other Facilities

Camping, boat/canoe rentals and bait sales at White Oak Lake State Park on Lower White Oak Lake. Primitive camping allowed with a permit from the Akansas Forestry Commission at designated sites on both lakes.

Size

Lower Lake: 1,044 acres; Upper Lake: 612 acres

Visible Cover

Dense stands of stumps and some stands of bald cypress in shallow areas. Many boat houses and fishing piers.

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