Are there alligators in arkansas lakes
Yes. Alligators are known to live in lakes and other bodies of water in 45 counties in Arkansas. They also can be found in rivers, estuaries, swamps, sloughs, bayous, levees, marshes, and oxbow lakes.
Most of the alligators in Arkansas can be found in the swamps and lakes of southern Arkansas. They can't handle freezing temperatures at all, so they're rarely found north of Little Rock or Interstate 40. There are also several alligator farms or refuges maintained by people in Arkansas.
One of the biggest nature attractions in Arkansas is the Arkansas Alligator Farm, located at 847 Whittington Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A major refuge for alligators is located at Petit Jean River State Wildlife Management Area near Dardanelle, AR.
Alligators have been protected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission since 1961. This resulted in their removal from the Endangered Species list in 1987, as their population had grown dramatically. Alligators in Arkansas are not considered a threat to humans and have never attacked a person in Arkansas without being provoked.