• Surface Area: 1,700 Acres
DeQueen Lake is a small reservoir along the Rolling Fork River in Sevier County, Arkansas. It is 4 miles from DeQueen, Arkansas. The Flood Control Act of 1958 approved the dam's construction. The construction was supervised by the Tulsa District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. But now the dam is in control of the Little Rock District. Construction on the lake and dam was started in April 1966 and the lake went into operation August 31, 1977. The earthen dam is 160 feet tall and compounds a reservoir with a maximum capacity of 370600 acre-feet. The purposes of DeQueen Lake are flood control, water supply, wildlife conversation, and recreation. There are 3 campgrounds, 6 boat ramps, 3 swimming areas, many picnic areas, and 1 picnic shelter on DeQueen Lake. Fish species in the lake include large mouth bass, small mouth bass, spotted pass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish, and various species of sunfish. Picnicking areas are available at many of the sites on Dequeen Lake. There are many picnicking areas and 1 picnicking shelter. There are 3 swimming areas on DeQueen Lake.