Millwood Lake

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Millwood Lake

Arkansas

(870) 898-3343

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Things To Do

Overview

Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, or hiking Millwood Lake has an activity for you. With an abundance of food and varied habitats, multitudes of birds are attracted year-round to Millwood Lake. Birders from across the nation come to Millwood to get a glimpse of a wide variety of birds that include over 333 species reported within a 7.5-mile area. A flock of white pelicans make their home year-round on the lake, while Bald Eagles, Golden-winged Warblers, Gulls, and several species of ducks are among the birds making an appearance throughout the year. Millwood has 12 recreation areas around the lake. There are 12 boat ramps, 8 campgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, and 1 designated swim area. Alligators are a part of the natural habitat at Millwood, so please be cautious and keep safety in mind while boating, swimming, or fishing. Please remember whatever your recreational interest - play it safe at the lake.

Map of Millwood Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 33.681844, -93.993820

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are twelve launch ramps located around the lake to provide access to this fishing haven.

  • Bird Watching

    With an abundance of food and varied habitats, multitudes of birds are attracted year-round to Millwood Lake. Birders from across the nation come to Millwood to get a glimpse of a wide variety of birds that include over 333 species reported within a 7.5-mile area. A flock of white pelicans make their home year-round on the lake, while Bald Eagles, Golden-winged Warblers, Gulls, and several species of ducks are among the birds making an appearance throughout the year.

  • Camping

    Millwood has over 150 campsites available for all types of campers. Some are primitive campsites for "getting back to nature" while others are equipped with water and/or electricity. Seasons vary for each campground generally running from spring to fall.

    Corps of Engineers Campgrounds are located in Beard's Bluff, Paraloma Park, Cottonshed Park, Saratoga Park, River Run East, River Run West, Beard's Lake, and White Cliffs.

  • Fishing

    Millwood Lake Project includes over 29,000 surface acres of some of the best fishing in the country. Some 20,000 acres of submerged timber provide excellent opportunity for a wide variety of fishing. For years, Millwood has been known as one of the hottest bass fishing lakes in the nation and was recently named in "Catfishing Magazine" as one of the top ten catfishing lakes in the US.

  • Hiking

    Two nature trails are available at Millwood Lake. Beard's Lake Trail is a self guided interpretive nature trail and watchable wildlife boardwalk. White Cliffs natural area, which is just off the north shore of Millwood Lake, has a 1.4 mile trail that provides great wildlife viewing.

  • Hunting

    Wildlife species in the area are headlined by numerous species of waterfowl. In autumn, the mallard is king. Other wildlife species found in good numbers at Millwood are white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, dove, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, armadillo, opossum, fox, mink, and beaver. Duck blinds are permitted but must be temporary and removed within one week at the end of the season.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking areas are available at many of the sites on Millwood. There are three designated picnicking shelters, which are great for family reunions. The picnic shelters are lighted and equipped with barbeque grills and electricity. They are all also very close to the lake. Picnic shelters are located at Cottonshed Park, Saratoga Park, and Millwood Overlook.

  • RVing

    Millwood has over 150 campsites available for all types of campers. Some are primitive campsites for "getting back to nature" while others are equipped with water and/or electricity. Seasons vary for each campground generally running from spring to fall.

    Corps of Engineers Campgrounds are located in Beard's Bluff, Paraloma Park, Cottonshed Park, Saratoga Park, River Run East, River Run West, Beard's Lake, and White Cliffs.

  • Water Sports

    Although Millwood Lake is known mostly for it's fishing there is one designated swimming area located at Beard's Bluff.

  • Wildlife Watching

    With an abundance of food and varied habitats, multitudes of birds are attracted year-round to Millwood Lake. Birders from across the nation come to Millwood to get a glimpse of a wide variety of birds that include over 333 species reported within a 7.5-mile area. A flock of white pelicans make their home year-round on the lake, while Bald Eagles, Golden-winged Warblers, Gulls, and several species of ducks are among the birds making an appearance throughout the year.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 898-3343

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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