Maumelle Park, the only public campground in Little Rock, is a U.S. Corps of Engineers facility on the river that features a fishing pier, playground, showers and flush toilets, 129 camping spaces with water and electricity, a boat ramp, and a day-use picnic area.
Lake Maumelle provides Little Rock's main water supply (no swimming allowed), but is also a popular boating and fishing lake. The lake, dammed in 1957, covers an area of 14 square miles and has a 70-mile shoreline. Bass is the main fishing lure here with white, black and hybrid striped being popular catches. Kentucky bass, crappie, bream and catfish are other species found in the lake.