Lake Ouachita


Lake Ouachita lies in the eastern section of the Ouachita National Forest in Garland and Montgomery counties in Arkansas. Its southern border is about 15 miles from Hot Springs, Arkansas, the closest metro area. It covers 66,324 acres with over 600 miles of shoreline. The average depth is 50 feet, but can reach 200 feet deep. It is the biggest lake in Arkansas and one of the cleanest lakes in the U.S. The Corps of Engineers oversees Lake Ouachita and its shoreline. The Ouachita River feeds Lake Ouachita. There are over 200 islands in the lake and standing timber in the lakebed. Some of the trees when Lake Ouachita was impounded were over 60 feet tall. Lake Ouachita sees over eight million visitors a year.  More Lake Information

Lake Ouachita Camping


Marilyn's RV Park & Old Country Store

Marilyn's RV Park & Old Country Store is located near Quartz Crystal mines and Lake Ouachita. They offer private RV park campsites, and vacation lodging with vintage villa units, and a healthy food store....

Denby Point Campground

The Tompkins Bend campground is close to Denby Point. It has 58 RV campsites with electricity and water, as well as 9 tent sites. Showers, flush toilets, a playground, picnic areas, pathways, and an...

Brady Mountain Recreational Area

There are 57 RV sites and 17 tent sites at Brady Mountain Recreation Area & Campground, as well as flush toilets, showers, and water. A full-service marina, a scuba diving shop, and a boat ramp are all...

Tompkins Bend Campground

On the southwest end of Lake Ouachita, Tompkins Bend is found. Tompkins Bend has 77 campsites to choose from, each with its own set of facilities. There are BBQ grills on the ground and on pedestals, concrete...

Crystal Springs Campground

Crystal Springs Campground is located on the Arkansas shoreline of Lake Ouachita. There are approximately 74 campsites, with the majority of them having water and electric hookups. There's also a boat ramp, a...

Lake Ouachita Marinas


Echo Canyon Resort

Echo Canyon Resort was formerly known as Spillway Resort and Marina. It offers cabin rentals, a restaurant, a boat dock, boat rentals, and a lot of family fun. If you have your own boat, you can rent a boat...

Mountain Harbor Marina

Mountain Harbor Marina is located in Mt Ida, Arkansas. They offer luxurious cabins, lake view guest rooms and boat rentals. They have a 26' Tritoon with a slide and 150 hp engine for 600$ per day. A 30'...

Lake Ouachita Shores Resort Mrn

Lake Ouachita Shores Resort Mrn is located in Mt. Day, Arkansas. They offer motel rooms, small bungalows, big bungalows and boat rentals. They have 29' Aloha Party Barge with 115 hp motor with hard top and a...

Brady Mountain Resort and Marina

Brady Mountain Resort and Marina is located in Royal, AR. It offers a full-service marina with a dive shop, houseboat rentals, lovely cabins, a mini-golf course, and a full-service restaurant are all...

Crystal Springs Resort

Crystal Springs Resort is located 15 miles west of Hot Springs. They offer a full-service marina with a snack, bait, and gift store, as well as a seasonal restaurant, a motel, several cottages with views of...

Lake Ouachita What To Do


Heritage House Museum

The Heritage House Museum is dedicated to preserving Montgomery County's heritage while also providing educational opportunities. They also collect, identify, record, and conserve historical items, pictures,...

The Rooftop Bar

The Rooftop Bar is inside The Waters Hotel. It has live music every Friday night. With a great view, great selection of drinks and food. The ambiance is cozy. Plus, the staff is accommodating.

Splash Wine Bar

Splash Wine Bar is located adjacent to Barrels Unlimited at 325 Ouachita Avenue. This is a great place to enjoy drinks with your family and friends. They serve the best wine, hard liquor drinks, and a cheese...

Fiesta Bowling Center

Fiesta Bowling Center is located in Hot Springs Village in Arkansas. It offers birthday party packages are provided with a 16-lane bowling center, 5 billiard tables, a video game section, and a snack bar.

Magellan Golf Club

Magellan Golf Club is the favorite of female golfers. It has a three-hole course and is one of the best practice facilities in Arkansas. Champion Tif-Dwarf Bermuda grasses are used on the greens, and 419...

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Lake Ouachita Weather Forecast

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 35

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 18

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 37

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 18

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 46

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 26

Sunday

Sunny

Hi: 54

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 32