De Queen Lake was created following the 1977 completion of a dam on the Rolling Fork River. Its surface covers 1,680 acres with a shoreline length of 32 miles. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' recreation areas on the lake offer 110 campsites, boat ramps, swimming areas, fish-cleaning stations, picnic sites and other recreational facilities.
The crystal-clear lake is an open invitation for visitors to enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, scuba diving, picnicking, camping, hiking and hunting. All of the scenic shoreline is publicly owned so boaters are free to go ashore where they wish. Anglers come to the lake in search of its largemouth, spotted and hybrid striped bass, crappie, walleye, bream and catfish.