Mallard Lake

Mallard Lake

What to know

Mallard Lake is a 300-acre lake at the southern end of Big Lake Wildlife Management Area, maintained by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Created in 1967 by the placement of a series of levees in the marshy lowlands of the 12,000-acre preserve, the management area is adjacent to the federal refuge and provides many outdoor opportunities. Fishing: The current state record for largemouth bass (16-pounds, four ounces) was established at Mallard Lake in 1976. Boat launch is available and accommodations may be found at Manila or 15 miles away in Blytheville -- 870-762-2012. Gained national attention when a 16 lb. 4-ounce largemouth bass was caught here, still a state record; boat ramps, wheelchair accessible fishing pier; crappie, catfish, bluegills and redear sunfish fishing
PO Box 67
Manila, AR 72442