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Description - The area provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to camp, fish, hike, and enjoy nature's wondrous beauty. The Wilbur D. Mills Campground offers 21 sites with electric and water hook ups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a dump station, and a boat launch.

Attractions - 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. Anglers can fish for bass, crappie, catfish and bream from boats or the riverbanks.

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.

Location - Wilbur D. Mills Lock and Dam is located along the Arkansas River about 50 miles south of Stuttgart. From Dumas, AR, travel N on US 165 for 9 mi to SR 212. Go 2 mi E on SR 212 through Pendleton Bend Park, then 2 mi E into Wilbur D. Mills Campground.

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Contact Information:
Wilbur D. Mills Lock And Dam, P.O. Box 7835 , Pine Bluff, AR, 71611-7835, Phone: 870-534-0451

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Arkansas River - The Arkansas River flows from west to east and has abundant game fish, including largemouth and striped bass. The public use areas along the river are managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers who developed the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.


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