Jack Nolen Lake Fishing

Jack Nolen

A 208-acre lake near Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Major Sportfish
Bluegill, crappie, redear sunfish, channel catfish, saugeye and largemouth bass

Other Fish
Green sunfish, warmouth, longear sunfish, bullheads, common carp, grass carp and blue catfish

Fish Forage
Shad, minnows and sunfish

Visible Cover
Standing dead timber, stumps and willow trees

Lake Jack Nolen is accessible off Highway 10 east of Greenwood, then off Chimsville Road.

Aquatic Vegetation
Water willow, coontail and pondweed

Area Specific Regulations
Black bass daily limit is 6. No skiing or swimming is allowed in the lake.

Bottom Features
Shale and mud bottom with many creek channels and root systems of standing timber

Average depth of 10 feet, maximum depth of 34 feet

Two accesses with paved parking areas and concrete boat ramps serve boaters, while two long peninsulas and a roadside offer bank anglers a place to wet a line. Private residences border most of the lake.


Southeast Sebastian County; east of Greenwood.


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission


Distance from Convention Center:

17.3 mi.
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