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Lake Monticello

Lake Monticello is a 1,520 acre lake known for its trophy bass fishing. Developed by the City of Monticello and opened in 1997, the lake has two concrete boat ramps one located at 299 Harris Road adjacent to the Harold West Park on the east side of the lake and the other on the west side of the lake at the Hunger Run Access from AR Highway 35.

Currently the water level has been lowered to allow for levee repairs. Repairs should be completed in 2021 to allow the lake to fill again naturally.

In addition to boating and fishing, Lake Monticello boasts wildlife observation. Habitate for quail has been established near the soon to open Allen Maxwell Nature Trail. Butterflies, birds, deer, squirrel, geese and other native species can be observed in their natural habitat.

The small ponds which are still visable, even while the lake water level is very low, make for beautiful scenery for photography.

The Harold West Park (east side) offers the following amenities:

  • Picnic pavilions
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing pier

The Hunger Run Access (west side) offers the following amenities:

  • Picnic pavilions
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Pier
  • Dedicated swimming area
  • Remote Controlled Model-airplane airport

Coming soon:

  • Allen Maxwell Nature Trail
  • Disc Golf Course

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