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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Things to do in Arkansas - Walk on the Bottom of a Lake!

Happy 2020 everyone! I'm sorry it's been so quiet around here. I promise to do better! I have to many things I wanted to share, like pictures of my trip to Europe, tell you about me renovating a house and moving.. So much was going on. I hope one of these days, when I'm unpacked and handed over the keys to my old apartment, I'll be able to sit down, work on posts, and get them out to you.

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Even our little road trips aren't as frequent anymore right now. But after seeing it on the news, J and I went on a little adventure past Saturday. Lake Monticello is about an hour away from where we live. The lake is undergoing a drawdown so that the dam can be repaired and the fish habitat rebuilt.

Meaning: We were able to literally walk through the lake, on the bottom of the lake since it's drained.


Lake Monticello Arkansas

I posted a few pictures in one of my Facebook Groups, and after that post went viral, I though I'll have to share some photos on here, too. I did MINIMAL editing, because the photos I took are very true to what it looked like that day. Enjoy!

They started draining Lake Monticello in August 2019. We went there January 11th 2020.


The cloudy and gloomy day just added to the feeling of being in a war zone or somewhere post apocalyptic. Great adventure! I found a beaver skeleton (the hand bones almost looked human 😬) and a HUGE catfish "leftover".

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas


If you want to go check it out, let me tell you that I was in mud almost up to my knees at times, and it was tough getting out without leaving my boot behind. Safety first, don’t go by yourself!

Lake Monticello Arkansas   

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

You could tell where the road used to be, and remains of a bridge and farmland with fence posts are giving you a good idea of how it looked like before they turned this area into a lake. Super unreal.

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas  Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Catfish Skeleton

Catfish Skeleton  Lake Monticello Arkansas

1 comment :

  1. What an odd sensation that must be!
    Hope you will come share your photos at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/from-archives.html

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Things to do in Arkansas - Walk on the Bottom of a Lake!

Happy 2020 everyone! I'm sorry it's been so quiet around here. I promise to do better! I have to many things I wanted to share, like pictures of my trip to Europe, tell you about me renovating a house and moving.. So much was going on. I hope one of these days, when I'm unpacked and handed over the keys to my old apartment, I'll be able to sit down, work on posts, and get them out to you.

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Even our little road trips aren't as frequent anymore right now. But after seeing it on the news, J and I went on a little adventure past Saturday. Lake Monticello is about an hour away from where we live. The lake is undergoing a drawdown so that the dam can be repaired and the fish habitat rebuilt.

Meaning: We were able to literally walk through the lake, on the bottom of the lake since it's drained.


Lake Monticello Arkansas

I posted a few pictures in one of my Facebook Groups, and after that post went viral, I though I'll have to share some photos on here, too. I did MINIMAL editing, because the photos I took are very true to what it looked like that day. Enjoy!

They started draining Lake Monticello in August 2019. We went there January 11th 2020.


The cloudy and gloomy day just added to the feeling of being in a war zone or somewhere post apocalyptic. Great adventure! I found a beaver skeleton (the hand bones almost looked human 😬) and a HUGE catfish "leftover".

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas


If you want to go check it out, let me tell you that I was in mud almost up to my knees at times, and it was tough getting out without leaving my boot behind. Safety first, don’t go by yourself!

Lake Monticello Arkansas   

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

You could tell where the road used to be, and remains of a bridge and farmland with fence posts are giving you a good idea of how it looked like before they turned this area into a lake. Super unreal.

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas  Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Lake Monticello Arkansas

Catfish Skeleton

Catfish Skeleton  Lake Monticello Arkansas

1 comment :

  1. What an odd sensation that must be!
    Hope you will come share your photos at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/from-archives.html

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni