Pool #5: Pendleton Bridge

Located 9.5 miles east of Dumas on Hwy. 165

Pendleton Bend Bridge is on the banks of the Arkansas River, upstream of the Wilbur D. Mills Dam along the right descending bank of the Arkansas River. The Pendleton Bridge over the Arkansas River was opened in 1971, eighty-one years after the U.S. Congress approved the bridge on April 10, 1890. Before the bridge was finally constructed, traffic between Arkansas and Desha counties relied on a ferryboat. Backwater Areas and old Oxbow lakes fed by the river are stocked by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission with sport fish such as bass, crappie, catfish and bream, along with natural spawning of these species make the river a popular fisheries.


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Nearby Lodging

Back Gate One Stop
564 Highway 165,
Dumas, AR 71639
(870) 382-5064
We are a Registration site too!

Delta Resort & Spa
8624 Bucksducks Road
Tillar, AR 71670
877-GO DELTA, option 3

Dumas Chamber of Commerce
165 S. Main Street
Dumas, AR
(870) 382-5447