Poteau River

Details

Location:
Fort Smith, AR
United States United States
Coordinates:
35.3858, -94.3983
Description:

The Poteau River is a river in the U.S. states of Arkansas and Oklahoma. The only river in Oklahoma that flows north. Poteau is the French word for "post" and it is believed the river was named because French explorers used a post or stake to mark the mouth of the river.The city of Poteau, Oklahoma shares the name of the river. The Poteau River converges with the Arkansas River at Belle Point at Fort Smith, Arkansas, where it serves as a border between the two states for a short distance.

The Poteau River arises in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas, flows westward into Oklahoma, then flows north to join the Arkansas River at Fort Smith. The Poteau has a drainage area of 4895 km2.

Poteau RiverSpecies Present: Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and Flathead and Channel Catfish
Seasons: All year
Access: Access at numerous river crossings.
Camping: No developed sites.
Comments: This is a fairly small river starting on the Forest that is floatable most of the year with large pools. By the time it gets into Oklahoma it is pretty good sized. It stays fairly murky. Most of it is on private land.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area
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Map

Map for 35.3858, -94.3983
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782
Longear-240-fw

Sunfish, Longear (Lepomis megalotis)

Freshwater
107
Redearsunfish-240-fw

Sunfish, Redear (Lepomis microlophus)

Freshwater

Guides

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Lodges

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Tournaments

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