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Dardanelle Lake- Dardanelle is a large lake on the upper Arkansas River in the hills of western Arkansas. Dardanelle Lake is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Good boating and fishing are available at this site.
David D. Terry Lock And Dam- David D. Terry Lock and Dam 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.
Murray Lock And Dam- Murray Lock and Dam 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.
Norrell Lock And Dam- Norrell Lock and Dam 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 Lake- 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.
Pool 4 Lock And Dam- Emmett Sanders Lock (Pool 4 Lock and Dam) 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.
Pool 5 Lock And Dam- Pool 5 Lock and Dam 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.
Rockefeller Lake-Ormand Lock and Dam- Rockefeller Lake-Ormand Lock and Dam 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.
Toad Suck Ferry Lock And Dam- Toad Suck Ferry Lock and Dam 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.
Wilbur D. Mills Lock And Dam- Wilbur D. Mills Lock and Dam 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.

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Description - 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. 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.

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From southeast to northwest, the locks, dams and lakes on this waterway include Norrell Lock and Dam, Wilbur D. Mills Lock and Dam, Locks and Dams 3, 4 and 5, David D. Terry Lock and Dam, Murray Lock and Dam, Toad Suck Ferry Lock and Dam, Rockefeller Lake-Ormond Lock and Dam, Lake Dardanelle, and Ozark Lake.

Recreation - Good boating, fishing, scenery and nearby historical sites along the Arkansas River attract several million visitors to its numerous parks each year.

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 - The Arkansas River flows from west to east through Arkansas from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Mississippi River.


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Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Arkansas Rivers and Streams - Arkansas has numerous rivers and streams located throughout the state. We have information on 13 rivers, four creeks and one bayou.

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