Bois d’Ark Arkansas Spillway & Dam

Total Miles
3.3

Elevation

105.68 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

This 13,626-acre area is composed of 5,866 acres of state-owned land and 7,760 acres leased from International Paper and Potlatch timber companies. The primary objective of this management area is to provide high-quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities. Bois d'Arc Lake provides excellent fishing and bird-watching opportunities. The area consists primarily of bottomland hardwood habitats. This includes a 660-acre Greentree waterfowl area. Little Grassy Duck Area is a 150-acre moist-soil management unit. Bois d' Arc Lake and the associated creeks and sloughs are also home to the American Alligator. Caution should be used at all times, especially during warm weather, and swimming is not allowed. The lake also has numerous stumps and logs which require slow boat operations. Primitive campsites are available around the lake and on the west side of the WMA.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

1

Access Description

The WMA is 16 miles south of Hope. From Hope, take Ark Hwy. 29 south about 6 miles, take Ark. Hwy. 355 west toward Springhill and follow into the area. The west side of the area can be accessed from U.S. Hwy. 67 west of Hope.