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Lake Ouachita

Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #2 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great customer service and Great Lake with awesome views. Drove all around the lake. The dam was awesome for photo opportunity as well

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Waxahachie, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lake, water cold as ice. Nice cabin rentals. Not overcrowded! Good fishing too! People wait on the river side for them to open the gates and they fish for strippers. When the water is released it fogs up and is kind of eerie!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you love clean water, sunshine, gentle breezes, and fantastic scenery this is the place for you! We have never been to a more beautiful spot and we will return many times over.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great fishing and beautiful scenery. The worst part about going here is having to leave. Did I mention the outstanding fishing?

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Winnsboro, TX, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a beautiful lake. It was very relaxing to just ride around the lake in a boat and enjoy the scenery.

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Sherman, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 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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