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    35 Wild Goose Lane
    Tichnor, AR 72166
    Phone: (870) 548-2291

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Directions: The US Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Post Field Office is the Recreation and Natural Resources Management Office that manages camping and recreation facilities within Pool 2 of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). Driving distance to the office is 47 miles South of Stuttgart, AR and approximately 43 miles Northeast of Dumas, AR. The MKARNS-Pool 2 begins in the Arkansas Post Canal at Lock 2 River Mile 13.3 to the Arkansas River Mile 50.2 at Joe Hardin Lock and Dam 3.

Factoid: Lock no. 2 is located on the man-made Arkansas Post Canal that connects the Arkansas River with the White River. Wilbur D. Mills Dam is located on the main stem of the Arkansas River. Overnight camping is available in Merrisach Lake Park near Lock No. 2, Wilbur D. Mills Park downstream from the dam, and Pendleton Bend Park upstream from the dam. World-class bass and crappie fishing is found in Pool 2. The tailwaters of the Wilbur D. Mills Dam 2 and Joe Hardin Dam upstream provide excellent opportunities to catch catfish. Area visitors can experience history at the national memorial at Arkansas Post. Here, in 1686, Henri de Tonti established the first European village west of the Mississippi River. In 1819 Arkansas Post became the capital of the Arkansas Territory until the Civil War. Parks offer modern amenities such as boat launching ramps, drinking water, camping areas, picnic sites and other facilities for the convenience of all.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
The list below includes Recreation Services Status of USACE managed areas (lines that contain the Corps Castle icon). Others, such as state or private marina operators, run additional parks. Please contact those agencies or individuals for information on the areas they manage.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

 Recreation Area Column Header Image Area Status  Campsite Column Header Image  Lodging Column Header Image  Showers Column Header Image  Ramps Column Header Image  Marina Column Header Image  Fishing Column Header Image  Picnic Column Header Image  Playground Column Header Image  Swimming Column Header Image  Trails Column Header Image
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Big Bayou Meto                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Jardis Point       X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Little Bayou Meto                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Merrisach Lake   $   X   D A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Moore Bayou           A       W
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Notrebes Bend   $   X X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Pendleton Bend   $   X   D A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Wilbur D. Mills Park   $   X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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