What to know
Lake Wilhelmina (located in Polk County) is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission lake approximately 200 surface acres in size, constructed in 1958.The lake has a reputation for excellent bluegill and redear fishing. The commission maintains a concrete boat ramp on the southeast side of the lake. Primitive camping areas are located along the eastern side of the lake. An accessible wooden fishing pier is located on the southwest side of the lake. Lake Wilhelmina features a commission-owned caged fish operation raising rainbow trout (winter) and channel catfish (summer) for stocking Arkansas lakes. Donivan Echols, 11, of Mena, broke the Arkansas record that had stood for 35 years, when he pulled-in a 5 pound crappie. His record catch took place on June 6, 2011.