Mayflower is located halfway between Little Rock and Conway off Interstate 40. The development of Lake Conway in the late 1940s was a boon to the Mayflower community. The lake, covering 6,700 acres, is the largest man-made Game and Fish Commission lake in the nation. It offers excellent bass, catfish, bream and crappie fishing. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission provides several free public launch areas with boat rental available at commercial docks.
Another outdoor haven near Mayflower is the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area and Nature Trail.The nature trail is 2.25-miles in length and consists of two loops. Along the path observation blinds and lookout points allow visitors to view the wildlife habitats. Fall and winter are best for waterfowl on the area's Grassy Lake.