6,700-acres, Lake Conway is the largest man-made game and fish
commission lake in the United States. Construction of the lake
began in 1948, with its waters coming from the runoff of Stone
Dam Creek, Gold Creek, Palarm Creek, Little Cypress Creek and
Panther Creek. Its average depth is six feet, with a maximum
depth of 18 feet. The lake is approximately eight miles long
with 52 miles of shoreline.
Fishing: Known as an excellent fishing lake, Conway is stocked
with bass, catfish, bream and crappie. Several free public
launch areas are maintained by the Arkansas Game & Fish
Commission; boat rentals are available at several commercial
docks on the lake. Brandon Landing (closed),
Gold Creek Landing,
Lakeside Boat & Dock (Conway Landing) and Paradise Landing are commercial docks. Adams Lake,
Caney Creek Landing, Dam Site Access,
Dix Creek (3), Green's Lake, Jacks Landing, Lawrence Landing, Palarm Creek, and
Pierce Creek Access are the landings with public boat ramps.
A full map of the lake and boat landings is
The main access to Lake Conway is from Interstate 40 via Exit
135 at Mayflower. This exit offers access by way of Ark. 89 and
Clinton Road to docks east of the lake. The northern end of the
lake can be reached by gravel roads branching off Ark. 286.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for more information:
(501) 223-6300; toll-free, 1-800-364-4263