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Fun in the Sun

This lake is absolutely beautiful! The water is clear and blue, and the shoreline and trees add to... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
dwheeler2018
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
Gorgeous pristine park

We absolutely loved our stay at Lake Ouachita State Park (with one big exception, which I will get... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Beth A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Ouachita is one of several lakes around Hotsprings. It is by far the largest and offers everything from champion bass fishing to underwater diving. In addition you're only minutes from Hotsprings itself with more tourist and entertainment options. In and around the area you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This lake is absolutely beautiful! The water is clear and blue, and the shoreline and trees add to the natural beauty of Hot Springs! There are islands all over the lake, where you will see boats, pontoons and houseboats parked for the day or weekend....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dwheeler2018
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We absolutely loved our stay at Lake Ouachita State Park (with one big exception, which I will get to in a minute). We were there November 15-18, 2018 and had great weather. Cold at night, but 60s during the day. We tent camped with electricity...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beth A
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. The staff at the visitor center were so friendly. We hiked 4 miles around the lake on Caddo Trail. They said it takes 3 hours but took us 2 hours and 13 minutes. We also did the pontoon boat tour after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Take a duck tour and rent a jet ski or canoe down one of the long "fingers" of this beautiful lake, great bird watching

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheLuckiestMommy
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Stayed at echo canyon resort (where our boat is) and had a blast- the food at the restaurant was amazing, and they gave tickets for 20% off for breakfast, lunch and dinner which was great. Lake Ouachita is an amazing resource and many people in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chellegallo
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My family of 6 went on the scenic boat tour in the morning. While a bit chilly, it was a beautiful calm ride which gave us a great view of the water and the Lake Ouachita coastline. It was narrated by a Arkansas park ranger...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AshleyN1658
Reviewed 15 October 2018

great hiking, fishing, canoeing. Lots of nearby rock shops. Could not have packed a better spot to vacation!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mari R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Arkansas is blessed with many sparkling lakes, however, Ouachita is our first place winner. From sandy or shale beaches to warm coves, fishing, swimming, diving, snorkeling and Water Sking, Or just laze amongst the forest surrounding this vast area of history, and calm waters! Echo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucinda S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Visited on a day trip from Lake Catherine. We especially wanted to see the three-sisters springs. At Lake Ouachita - the spring is capped with a sign reading don't drink the water. We were traveling with 2 large dogs that like to swim - but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DevonG249
26 April 2018|
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Response from jamyb1 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It's so much fun to camp on the islands.
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tonyia d
27 January 2018|
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Response from Stewie71913 | Reviewed this property |
Mountain Harbor Marina does have a pet friendly boat rental. However, I would call well in advance due to the July 4th holiday. They also have an awesome fireworks display each year too!
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Stephanie C
1 January 2018|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
At most campgrounds, there are designated swimming areas, but if you are boating there are many islands with great beaches to swim. Just remember on Holiday weekend the campgrounds are almost always full. Best to reserve a... More
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