This small 30-acre oxbow lake off the Little Red River has become famous as being the wintering home for Trumpeter Swans. The majestic waterfowl usually don't come to this region of the country. They are found in large numbers in Alaska with smaller amounts in Wyoming and other western states. It is speculated that the first swans showed up in Arkansas after a severe storm forced them southward. The numbers have increased steadily during the past 15 years and are now over 100. Swan hunting is not allowed in Arkansas.
In addition to the Trumpeter swans, Canada geese, mallards, and domestic geese have all adopted this small lake.