Location: DeQueen Lake is located on the Rolling Fork River in Sevier County about four miles northwest of the city of DeQueen, Arkansas.
Purpose: The Authorized purposes of DeQueen Lake are to provide flood control, water supply, water quality, recreation and fish and wildlife enhancement.
Construction: the Flood Control Act approved July 3, 1958 authorized DeQueen Lake for construction. The project was designed by the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and built under the Corps’ supervision. Construction on the project was started in April 1966 and the lake went into operation August 31, 1977.