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Description - Located near the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Ozark Lake offers good fishing for catfish, bream, crappie, and bass. The lake is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Attractions - Ozark Lake is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Completed in the 1970's, this 440-mile waterway connects Oklahoma to the Mississippi River. Ozark is a large lake on the upper Arkansas River in the hills of western Arkansas.

Recreation - Ozark Lake offers good fishing for catfish, bream, crappie, and bass, as well as other popular water sports activities.

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.

Location - Ozark Lake is located along the Arkansas River near the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests. From Fort Smith, travel 35 miles east on I-40.


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Contact Information:
Ozark Lake, RT 1 Box 267X , Ozark, AR, 72949-9756, Phone: 501-667-2129

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Arkansas River - The Arkansas River flows from west to east and has abundant game fish, including largemouth and striped bass. The public use areas along the river are managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers who developed the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
Arkansas River Valley Region - Arkansas River Valley Region is a scenic river valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountain Ranges.

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