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


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...

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...

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'...

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 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...

Lake Ouachita What To Do


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...

AMC CLASSIC Central City 10

In the late 1990s, Central City 10 opened its doors. Carmike Cinemas is the company that runs it. Digital projection and sound, 3D capabilities, internet tickets, stadium seating, and first-run attractions are...

Ponce De Leon Golf Course

Ponce De Leon Golf Course is considered one of the top ten golf courses in Arkansas, and In Hot Springs Village, Ponce is a favorite among low-handicap golfers. Penn Cross/Crenshaw Bent grasses are used on the...

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...

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,...

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Lake Ouachita Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 64

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 45

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 67

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 50

Friday

Chance Rain

Hi: 67

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 35

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 48

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 28