Nimrod Lake and Harris Brake Lake—Perryville
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the west Little Rock Wal Mart parking lot (northwest corner) on Hwy. 10/Cantrell Rd. We’ll caravan to the dam site at Nimrod Lake and start our exploration with a short walk across the dam. We’ll then travel to various access points along the lake. Nimrod Lake is Arkansas’s oldest reservoir, created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1942 by damming the Fourche LaFave River. Next, we’ll drive to Harris Brake Lake and look for more waterfowl. Our target birds will be eagles, ducks, mergansers, loons, and Osprey. Harris Brake Lake was built in 1955 and is the third largest lake owned by AGFC. The lake is located one mile south of Perryville. Walking will be limited. No boots are needed. Bring binoculars, scopes, drinks, snacks, and lunch. We should be back to Little Rock by mid-afternoon.
For more information about Nimrod Lake, go to www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/nimrod/index.htm.