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Might be heading up there tomorrow with a pal from work and we are trying to figure out how to reach the east bank by driving in. Anyone have good directions or a map of how to get up onto the east bank? I'd appreciate it.

Mikey

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Mikey, To get to the east bank you go across the dam and then go up the road probably 7 miles Im guessing. To a place called McQuicks at McQuicks you take a right the follow the road 5-8 miles and then you will see 2 blue water towers. Take a right there and then follow that road another 2-5 miles to 2 stone pillars probably 5 ft tall. Follow that road which after a few miles turns into a dirt road (stay on main road) and keep following it and you will find the river... Thats the best I can explain it. I always just go to the dam then walk to wherever it is I need to go. Have fun though! I would go with you but I have to go to a meeting for my Montana trip I CANT WAIT FOR MONTANA!!! lol

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I think I know which road Zach's talking about. But we may be talking about different ones. This is the way I go when I go to the east side of the river, anyway. If you're coming from 1-40, and take the Gore exit at Hwy 10, turning left on 64 to go into Gore, you'll want to make an almost immediate right turn after you pass the indian courthouse and before you get to the bridges over the Illinois. Mapquest calls the road "E4460 Rd," but I don't think there's a sign. Follow that about 3 or 4 miles, curving around, over a new bridge that looks to have just been finished, until you see a crossroad with stone pillars on each of the four corners, and a parked semi trailer on the corner. I think there's a sign that says River Road on the side that the semi's on. Turn left onto River Road (that's left if you're coming from the direction of Hwy 64), and follow it about two miles. It winds through a few right hand corners, but just stay on it and the pavement will run out a half mile or so before the river. There's a parking area by the river, and you can walk right down. Where you end up is about 150 yards upstream from the parking area on "Fishing Road" off of 100 on the West Side. Hope that helps.

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Thanks guys. Rain, I think that was the way I was planning on going. I used google earth and found that way in, since I live in Arkansas that's how I would be gettin' there. Unfortunately my other 2 guys going with me cancelled so I'll ust wait until later. Might pack up my gear and try the local lake. See if I can persuade some bream to hit on my fly rod.

Mikey

Each time I buy a new fly............

My wife gives me the same look........

I give her when she buys another purse...

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