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Lake Wilhelmina Vista

This pullout looks to the south into the valley that holds Powell Creek and Lake Wilhelmina. Lake Wilhelmina is an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility approximately 300 acres in size, constructed in 1958. The lake has a reputation as one of the region’s best bluegill and redear fishing lakes. The commission maintains a concrete boat ramp and fishing pier on the lake’s southeast side and a dirt launching ramp on the west side. A primitive camping area and picnic tables are situated on the east side.

Across the highway from the vista, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail begins its descent north down Rich Mountain to the Ouachita River. At the east end of Black Fork Mountain, the trail turns east over Fourche Mountain.