Description - The Pine Bluff area abounds with history. White Bluff is the natural geographic boundary where the Western Gulf Coastal Plain and Mississippi Delta meet. Visitors can spend their time at Pine Bluff like the pioneers did or they are welcome to partake of more modern conveniences. Parks along the river provide boat launching ramps, drinking water, camping areas, picnic sites and other facilities for the convenience of all. Boat launching into Pool 4 is available at Ste. Marie Park located on the northeast side of Pine Bluff on the Pine Bluff Harbor. Anglers can fish for bass, crappie, catfish and bream from boats or the riverbanks.
- 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. The Arkansas Fish and Game Commission has stocked the pool formed by this dam with sport fish such as bass, crappie and catfish.
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.
Pool 4 Lock and Dam is located along the Arkansas River 15 miles east of Pine Bluff. A map is available above on this page.