Merrisach Lake Campground Updated:09/2012

Merrisach Lake Campground faces Merrisach Lake and the Arkansas Post Canal in the lush forest of eastern Arkansas. The campground is described as off the beaten path, providing visitors with the peace and quiet to enjoy fishing, picnicking and boating. The Arkansas Post Canal creates a waterway from the Arkansas River to the White River, and Merrisach Lake stems from the pool between the Wilbur D. Mills Dam and Lock Number 2.  The overall region considered Wilbur D. Mills Pool boasts 96 miles of shoreline and 10,600 acres of water. This quiet campground offers visitors the perfect amount of seclusion to enjoy excellent fishing and boating. World-class bass and crappie fishing is found in Pool 2, and the tailwaters of the dam provide excellent opportunities to catch catfish. Merrisach sits on the famed Mississippi Flyway, where millions of songbirds, ducks, geese and butterflies pass during migration.

Campsites are spacious, with a few backing right up to the river. Most sites offer electric and water hookups.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility :

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing


From DeWitt, Arkansas, take US-165 south for 8.1 miles to State Route 44. Turn east for 5.3 miles and continue south onto Tichnor Blacktop Rd. After 10 miles, turn right onto Merrisach Lake Lane and continue into the park.

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Contact Merrisach Lake Campground

148 Merrisach Lake Lane
Tichnor, AR  72166
Phone: (870) 548-2291

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