Ouachita National Forest

Lakes in Ouachita Nat'l Forest

Caddo Pond

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: No developed boat access. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 3 acre pond is located west of Glenwood off Highway 70. It is the site of the annual Kids/Grandparents fishing derby in the fall. District: Caddo Ranger ...

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Cedar Creek Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Several road access points and a concrete boat ramp and parking lot near the dam. Camping: No developed sites Comments: This 85 acre flood control lake is newly constructed and filled. It was stocked in 1998. There is a bass ...

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Cove Creek Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake but unimproved dirt. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 46 acre flood control lake offers good warmwater fishing opportunities, and there are some big bass in the lake. There is a health advisory on the lake for ...

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Crooked Branch Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with an unpaved ramp. Several earthen fishing jetties. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 17 acre recreational fishing lake provides a fishing challenge. The lake contains at least 15 acres of flooded timber and lots of shoreline ...

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Dry Fork Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake Camping: No developed sites Comments: This 105 acre flood control lake offers spotty (hit or miss) warmwater fishing opportunities, but there are some big bass in the lake. Crappie are stunted 4 out of 5 years ...

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Hunter's Pool

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with an unpaved ramp. Several earthen fishing jetties Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 5 acre recreational fishing lake was recently completely drained and rebuilt due to impending dam failure and being chocked full of aquatic weeds. ...

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Huston Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with a very steep and narrow gravel ramp and graveled parking area. A four wheel drive is recommended on the ramp. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 32 acre flood control lake offers good warmwater fishing opportunities. ...

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John Burns Pond

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake but only with a small cartopper sized boat - no ramp and steep sided pond. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 2 acre pond was originally stocked with plans for it to be managed as a bass, ...

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Lake Hinkle

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with paved ramps. No skiing allowed on the lake. Accessible fishing pier on the lake. Camping: A developed campground (Little Pines) up off the lake and day use area with swimming beach is on the lake. Comments: ...

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Little Bear Creek Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: No boat ramp. The only boat access is dragging a boat down the northwest corner of the dam. Some use a cartop sized boat in the back of a 4 wheel drive pickup to get closer to the water but ...

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Macedonia Pond

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with an unimproved dirt ramp. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 6 acre pond is a real gem. It contains sizeable bass, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish plus there is at least one 25+ pound grass ...

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Mauldin Ponds

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access only by hand launching. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: These two 1 acre ponds could be tough to fish as much of the shoreline is heavily wooded. They have been stocked with channel catfish regularly. District: Womble Ranger ...

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Midway Store Pond

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access only with a carried in boat Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 1 acre acre borrow pit pond has been heavily stocked with catfish and some nice crappie have been taken in past samples. There is a 14 inch ...

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Moss Creek Pond

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappies, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with an unimproved dirt ramp. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This 7 acre pond offers good warmwater fishing opportunities. Some real nice bluegill have been taken in the fall during electrofishing sampling. A 15 inch minimum ...

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North Fork Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish Seasons: All year Access: Boat access at the lake with a concrete ramp and graveled parking area. There is also an accessible fishing pier on the northwest side of the lake that includes a access road, trail and wooded pier. Camping: No developed sites. Comments: This ...

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