Dierks Lake

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Dierks Lake

Arkansas

(870) 286-2346

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Overview

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Dierks Lake and wishes you an enjoyable stay at the project. The project offers the visitor many opportunities for an enjoyable outdoor recreation experience. Please help keep the areas clean and attractive for use by other visitors. Avoid damaging trees and other plants, extinguish all fires, and use the refuse cans to dispose of all refuse.

Overnight accommodations, food, bait, tackle, etc. are available in the area. Project personnel are available to answer any questions and assist in assuring you a pleasant stay. Additional information and brochures both on Dierks Lake and other Corps projects in the area are available at the Dierks Project Office.

Visitors to Dierks Lake might want to take a day trip to some of the interesting sites around the Dierks area. One of the most interesting places is the Diamond Mines at Murfreesboro, Ark., only 30 miles from Dierks. A person can find a diamond and keep it. The diamond mine is the only one in the United States of its kind. Another enjoyable place to make a day visit to is Hot Springs National Park for shopping, horse racing, sightseeing, and a visit to the thermal baths. Others might want to visit the Eagletown/Broken Bow area and the Native American Museum and Monuments.

The Hope Watermelon Festival and the Home of President Clinton as well as the Jonquil Festival are held just down the road from Hope at Old Washington. DeQueen's Hoo RAY Days and Dierks' own Pine Tree Festival, or a trip to Texarkana or Shreveport, La, can keep everyone entertained.

Map of Dierks Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 34.156372, -94.003566

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Activities

  • Boating

    The 1360-acre lake provides and enjoyable experience for the boating enthusiast. Dierks Lake is known for its wonderful bass and crappie fishing. It is also a great place for swimming and skiing. Boats ramps are available at Blue Ridge Park, Jefferson Ridge, and Jefferson Ridge South.

  • Camping

    Dierks has over 100 campsites available for campers. Most sites are equipped with water and electricity. Seasons vary for each campground generally running from spring to fall, campsite reservation may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service. Campgrounds are located in Blue Ridge, Horseshoe Bend, and Jefferson Ridge.

  • Fishing

    Fishing provides many hours of enjoyment for the visitors at Dierks Lake. The species most actively sought are: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and the various species of sunfish. Most of the species found in the lake are also found in the downstream area.

  • Hiking

    Please contact the park for information on hiking.

  • Hunting

    All project lands except the developed public use areas, land around the dam, and other project structures are open to public hunting. Principal game species found in the area are: whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, grey and fox squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and waterfowl. Due to the absence of public roads, access to some project lands is difficult. For the most part access is furnished by the public use area roads and privately owned timber access roads that have remained open to the public. Some areas are accessible only by boat.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking areas are available at many of the sites on Dierks Lake. There are four reservable picnic areas, which are great for family reunions or holidays. The picnic shelters are lighted and equipped with barbeque grills and electricity. These shelters are located at Jefferson Ridge, Horseshoe Bend, and Dierks Overlook.

  • RVing

    Dierks has over 100 campsites available for campers. Most sites are equipped with water and electricity. Seasons vary for each campground generally running from spring to fall, campsite reservation may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service. Campgrounds are located in Blue Ridge, Horseshoe Bend, and Jefferson Ridge.

  • Water Sports

    Dierks Lake has 3 beautiful swimming areas. They are located at Jefferson Ridge, Blue Ridge, and Horseshoe Bend. Water skiing is also popular at Dierks Lake.

Directions

Driving

From Texarkana, 46 miles north on US 71, 11 miles east on US 70. From Hot Springs, West 68 miles on Hwy 70.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 286-2346

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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