Donate your Christmas Tree to create new fish habitats

Little Rock District
Published Dec. 27, 2021
News Release

News Release

Complete your gift-giving by donating your discarded Christmas tree for fish cover at several Little Rock District lakes.

To donate, take your old Christmas tree to any of the following locations:

Norfork: Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp

Bull Shoals: Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp

Beaver Lake: Boat ramps at Highway 12 bridge, Monte Ne and Don Roufa

Millwood Lake: Cottonshed Park, White Cliffs, Millwood State Park

Dierks Lake: Jefferson Ridge Park, South ramp

DeQueen Lake: Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp

Gilham Lake: Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp

Please deposit the trees to the side of the ramp, being careful not to block ramp access or parking areas. 

All trees should be real, not artificial and must be free of ornaments and tinsel to prevent harm to fish.

The trees will then be available for anyone interested in using them to provide shelter for fish and serve as attractors for recreational fishing.  Anyone wanting to use these trees is welcome to pick them up to sink as fish cover, but it must be done with natural rock.

Any unclaimed trees will be sunk by USACE or Arkansas Game and Fish personnel later.

If you have any questions regarding this program, contact the Natural Resources Offices at the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-3795 and Beaver Lake Project Office at 479-636-1210.

Public Affairs Office
501-563-6835 (cell)

Release no. 21-137