What to know
The 425-acre Storm Creek Lake was constructed atop Crowley's Ridge in east central Arkansas in 1938. It lies within the south end of the St. Francis National Forest, and two national scenic byways—the Great River Road and the Crowley's Ridge Parkway, pass nearby. Fishing: The lake's sportfish include largemouth and hybrid striped bass, bluegill, red-ear sunfish, black crappie and blue and channel catfish. Abundant wildlife readily seen in the national forest includes whitetail deer, squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, wild turkey and a wide variety of other birds. Swimming, camping and hiking are available at the lake, as are 14 campsites open only from April through Labor Day weekend. A bathhouse with showers is located in the day-use area adjacent to the lake, which also has a barrier-free fishing pier.