Arkabutla Lake is a reservoir on the Coldwater River in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Arkabutla Lake is one of four Flood Damage Reduction reservoirs in northern Mississippi. Located less than 30 minutes south of the Tennessee state line, Arkabutla Lake is the only U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project (aside from Mississippi River maintenance) in the Memphis metropolitan area. With an annual visitation exceeding 2 million people, Arkabutla Lake accommodates a wide variety of recreational interest throughout the entire year.
The Arkabutla Lake project includes of land and water. The dam is long with an average height of . There are of land at the project which are open to the public for hunting.
After a series of disastrous floods during the mid-1800s and early 1900s, high priority was given to flood control projects. The worst flood in the history of the Lower Mississippi Valley occurred in 1927. The Great Flood spawned a comprehensive program for flood control along the Mississ (from [www.wikipedia.org](http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkabutla_Lake).