Description - Completed in the 1970's, this 440 mile water way connects Tulsa, OK to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, providing economical transportation for the region's agricultural and industrial products.
- The Arkansas Fish & Game Commission has stocked the pool formed by this dam with sport fish such as bass, crappie and catfish. Overnight camping and boat launching are available in Tar Camp Park, located about 6 mi E of Redfield. Bank fishing is best in Dam Site 5 Park, located about 6 mi E of Jefferson off US 65.
Recreation - The pools offer excellent fishing, especially in the old river cutoffs and the tailwaters downstream of each dam. Anglers can fish for bass, crappie, catfish and bream from boats or the riverbanks.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Pool 5 Lock and Dam is located along the Arkansas River 15 miles northwest of Pine Bluff and ten miles west of Tucker. A map is available above.