Gillham Lake

ARKANSAS


Lake Level
501.45 FEET
8/31/2016
Full Pool: 502.0
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BIG COON CREEK, AR

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Date: 8/17/2016 8:01:18 PM

Big Coon Creek Campground sits along the lush banks of Gillham Lake in southwest Arkansas. Nicknamed the "Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham Lake is a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors enjoy the lake for its vast boating opportunities

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COE Gillham Lake Cossatot Reefs Campground

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Date: 8/17/2016 3:46:47 AM

Local Directions: 6 miles northeast of Gillham via County Road, close to dam. Follow signs 6 miles northeast of Gillham via County Road, close to dam. Follow signs into the campground. into the campground

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COSSATOT REEFS, AR

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Date: 8/15/2016 6:17:37 AM

Cossatot Reefs Campground sits along the lush banks of Gillham Lake in southwest Arkansas. Nicknamed the "Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham Lake is a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.Gillham Lake spans 1,370 surface acres and boasts 36 miles

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HOWARD COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

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Date: 8/14/2016 4:45:02 PM

The area is bordered on the west by Gillham Lake andthe Cossatot River and partially on the south by Dierks Lake. Fishing Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits. This area is known for producing large bucks. See currentregulations for season and permit

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Gillham Lake, Arkansas, USA

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Date: 8/14/2016 12:31:49 AM

Gillham Lake is known as "The Bright Spot of the Cossatot" due to its location on the Cossatot River, a challenging white water stream in Arkansas. The calm waters surrounded by mountains and enchanting forest bring peace and tranquility to Gillham Lake

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• Surface Area: 1,300 Acres
Gillham Lake is a small reservoir located along the Cossatot River, mostly in Howard County, but also extending westward into Polk County, Arkansas. The lake is 6 miles (9.7 km) from Gillham, Arkansas.
The Flood Control Act of 1958 approved the lake for construction. The lake provides flood control, water supply and wildlife conservation. Recreation was not planned for the lake purposes but they were included anyway. Gillham has five recreation areas, five boat ramps, three campgrounds, one picnic shelter,and one designated swim area. Gillham Lake includes 1,370 acres (6 km2) of fishing; bass is mostly caught in the lake. Canoeing and fly fishing on the Cossatot River are popular. The river can be canoed about 16 miles (25.7 km) south of the dam to U.S. Highway 71 South. The Cossatot River has been noted as the best conoeing area between the Rockies and the Smokeys. There are two designated picnicking areas and one picnicking shelter that are chiefly used for reunions and family recreation. Gillham Lake also has the Coon Creek Walking Trail which is located on the entry road to Big Coon Creek Park.
Work on Gillham Dam began on June 1963, roads had to be relocated following the construction of the dam. The first concrete in the spillway was poured in November 1968. Work was halted in February 1971 but resumed in August 1972. The dam began storing water May 8, 1975.
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