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


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...

Highway 27 Fishing Village

Highway 27 Fishing Village is located in the Ouachita National Forest 40 miles West of Hot Springs, Arkansas. They offer campsites with electricity and water and a waterfront view. There's also a lakefront...

Joplin Recreation Area-USACE

Joplin Recreation Area-USACE is on the south side of the lake, Joplin. They offer 65 campsites with ground and pedestal grills, a concrete table, a lantern post, and shaded areas. There are no places or areas...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

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


Gap Mercantile

Gap Mercantile is a locally-owned operated business located in Caddo Cap, Arkansas. This store will never waste your time as you will see a wide selection of gift items, souvenirs, antiques, candies, toys, and...

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum features life-size wax reproductions of historical and imaginary figures, as well as gambling memorabilia. There is also a horror section of images that are good. But not all are...

Winery of Hot Springs

Winery of Hot Springs has a lot to offer. Come and taste their finest native wines. They have all kinds of grapes. Also, give some taste to their muscadine and strawberry wines.

DeSoto Golf Course

DeSoto Golf Course is a traditional golf course and player-friendly. It's also a wonderful pick for family fun. With a par 5 at No. 16, a par 4 at No. 17, and another terrific par 5 at No. 18, it boasts three...

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...

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Lake Ouachita Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 94

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76

Saturday

Hot

Hi: 97

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76