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Lake Ouachita

Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing
Description: The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
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Sherman, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Deep places and things for scuba divers. See the Memorial at 24ft on the water side of the dam. We dove in 4 different locations for classes and fun a great Labor day weekend. Plenty of room for divers, fishing and a lot of other water sports.

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Knoxville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We hiked four sections of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail: Blady Mountain, Hickory Nut Mountain, Tompkins Bend Campground, and Denby Bay. All sections were beautiful and passed through diverse ecological zones. This trail really deserves to be its own attraction, but this was the closest we could get. We highly recommend walking a section or all of this trail. Access... More

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Spicewood, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went on a Saturday in late august and for a while had an entire section of the park to ourselves (by the 3 Sisters Springs). Lake water is crystal clear and comfortable. Visitors center is nice. Marina is nice with a store, boats & slips for rent. We popped in one of the cabins and they are fantastic. Very... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Spent the weekend on the lake with friends. Great swimming, clean area and welcoming folk. I enjoyed my weekend with friends and look forward to going back with family!

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Shiloh, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great beach and swimming. A bit rocky in some areas, but the lake was so nice. Beautiful scenery and looks to be a really good boating lake.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went to Lake Ouachita State Park to tent camp and it was gorgeous! Have a beach swimming area as well as a few boat launches and a marina with all your fishing needs and boat rentals.

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Toledo, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love our Hot Springs Village condo! You can find my husband on the links as I relax by the pool. Arlington Hotel on Jazz night is a blast. Sunday brunch is delicious. We love to rent a pontoon for an afternoon of fishing. Not a fisherman? Take the tour. Visitor center for coffee and doughnuts and activities sign up.... More

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Royal, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love, love this little piece of heaven. A "must" place to visit if you like water activities. A great place for island camping also.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A vast, beautiful lake. One of the three cleanest lakes in the country. Over 40 miles wide, it's yours to explore. Rent a boat at one of the marinas - Brady's Point is the closest one from Hot Springs. Pack lunch and beverages for the day, and just enjoy! We rented a speed boat with a float for the kids... More

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Pflugerville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The cleanest lake ever...not overly populated. We rented a boat and had a blast swimming and tubing. Will definitely visit there again.

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