ROCK (AGFC) – Eight outdoor recreational facilities will be built with
$500,000 approved at a recent meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish
The projects are in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Rural
Services and are a result of action taken in the 2011 session of the
General Assembly. All of the facilities will be open to public use when
The projects and estimated costs for the Game and Fish Commission (additional funding is coming from other sources):
Clarksville, restrooms boat docks, launching ramp, pavilion and parking
area on Lake Ludwig, The project includes three new restroom
facilities, a pavilion and floating swim docks, $40,000.
Warren, three-station trap and skeet shooting range. The project also includes an archery range, $70,282.
Columbia County, fishing pier on Lake Columbia, $75,000.
Greene County, shooting range. The range will feature four shotgun
trap fields on the William E. Brewer Scatter Creek Wildlife Management
Boone County, 4-H Club trapshooting and archery range, $45,369.
Bryant, two archery ranges, fishing pier and restrooms at a municipal pond, $43,200.
Gentry, build a community fishing pond. The project calls for two
existing spring-fed ponds to be joined together to make one large public
fishing pond near Flint Creek, $80,340.
Helena-West Helena, widen and expand a boat launching ramp at Helena River Park, $67,560.
Included in the detailed agreement between the Game and Fish Commission
and the city or county participants is the AGFC's long-standing mission
statement, "To wisely manage all the fish and wildlife resources of the
state of Arkansas while providing maximum enjoyment for the people."
The money for the AGFC's portion of the projects will come from its natural gas leasing bonuses.