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 Vacation Rentals and Cabins


Riverglen Ouachita River National Forest Family Vacation Getaway Cabin Rentals

A private, gated, family-owned property for rent ft. Cabin w/ 45 Acres of River, Bluff Lookout & Manicured Trails deep in the Ouachita National Forest. Conveniently located on Highway 270 West, 45 minutes from Hot Springs, Arkansas. Near Pencil...

Lake Ouachita Camping


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...

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...

Big Fir Public Use Area

Big Fir Campground is a basic campground on Lake Ouachita's northwest shore. It offers 50 non-electric campsites. Only tent camping is allowed here. There is also a boat ramp and restrooms in the park. For...

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...

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....

Lake Ouachita Marinas


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...

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...

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...

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...

Lake Ouachita What To Do


The Trough Bar And Grill

The Trough Bar and Grill, located in Historic Hot Springs, is a local favorite with outstanding food, beverages, and entertainment. There are bar games that guests can enjoy. Plus, this place allows pets. So...

Cortez Golf Course

The shotmaker's course at Cortez Golf Club is well-known. It's a 425-yard par four with a downhill slope that leads to an elevated green. SRT 1020 Bentgrass is used on the greens, and Hybrid Bermuda grass is...

The Galaxy Connection

The Galaxy Connection features a Star Wars and superhero toys and props collection, as well as a gift shop, which are on display in this storefront museum. This is a great place to bring children.

Historic Malco Theatre

The Historic Malco Theatre, located on the corner of Central Avenue. This is a restored movie theater that still serves great movies. It also has a large stage and also adds an additional cast for production.

Bubba Brew's Sports Pub & Grill

Bubba Brew's Sports Pub & Grill is a sports bar located in Bonnerdale, Arkansas. It offers a great beer selection and delicious foods. Plus, the staff is friendly and accommodating.

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Lake Ouachita Weather Forecast

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Monday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73