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Description - Murray Lock and Dam is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Completed in the 1970's, this 440-mile waterway connects Oklahoma to the Mississippi River.

Attractions - Completed in the 1970's, this 440 mile water way connects Tulsa, OK to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, providing economical transportation for the region's agricultural and industrial products. Located on the eastern and western city limits of Little Rock, the recreation activities provided by these two pools attract many outdoor enthusiasts.

Recreation - Good boating, fishing, scenery and nearby historical sites along the Murray Lock and Dam attract several million visitors each year. The pools offer excellent fishing, especially in the old river cutoffs and the tailwaters downstream of each dam.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Murray Lock and Dam is located on the western city limits of Little Rock. A amp is available on this page.


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Contact Information:
Murray Lock And Dam, 6298 Hwy 60 West , Conway, AR, 72032-2032, Phone: 501-329-2986

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Arkansas River - The Arkansas River flows from west to east and has abundant game fish, including largemouth and striped bass. The public use areas along the river are managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers who developed the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

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