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Visit Lake Ouachita State Park

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Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

What:

Lake Ouachita is known by fishermen as the premier destination for crappie, bream, bass, catfish and trout. It's a fun place for picnics, water skiing, swimming and other water sports. With over 40,000-acres, Lake Ouachita is even a good place for freshwater SCUBA diving. It's been named one of the cleanest lakes in America and is the home of Three Sisters' Springs.

Where:

Lake Ouachita is located in southwest Arkansas, near Hot Springs.

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Camping and cabins:

The park includes cabins, including some that overlook the lake and forest. Cabins start at around $100 and go up to about $230.

Also there are 101 campsites, including 40 Class AAA, 25 Class B, 24 Class D, and 12 Hike-in Tent sites. Campsites range from $10-27.

Amenities:

The park includes a swimming area, but no lifeguards. There is a marina with boat and watercraft rentals, bait and fishing supplies.

There are also hiking and rock climbing locations in the area.

Contact:

501-767-9366
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Tips:

It's easy to get lost in Ouachita's many coves and land masses. Be sure to make it back before night fall if you don't know the lake.

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