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Lake Ouachita

Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
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Arlington, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed taking photos of this gorgeous lake, and also appreciated visiting the Three Sisters Spring. The informational office was a great stop too.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What can I say, this is the most clean, quiet, naturally beautiful lake in Arkansas. Great fishing, beautiful islands to get lost from the outside world on. Great bird watching on bird island, lots of beaches to pull your boat on. A true diamond.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lake Ouachita has clear, clean, and calm waters. The diving was amazing. The camp grounds are some of the best I have seen. Fishing is next to none when they are biting. I did not notice any houses on the lake.

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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice lake and statepark. We stayed to see the sunset over the lake and it was gorgeous. One of the highlights of our trip to the Hot Springs area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This National park is absolutely beautiful. We stayed in the cabins in the National Park right on the lake. We rented a pontoon boat and traveled around the lake to enjoy the beautiful scenic views and nature. Such a peaceful and clean place to be.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What are the top reasons for me to live in the Hot Springs area? This lake is number one on my list. All I ask is that if you visit, that you respect the pristine. This is one of the two cleanest lakes in the U.S. It is surrounded by nearly a thousand miles of virtually wilderness shoreline. It is... More 

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Bryant, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As expected of a 2nd largest lake in the US. Sailing here watching the sunset would be the best thing ever to do in a vacation. Couldn't agree more with Cindy F, Lake Ouachita is gorgeous all year around.

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This review is specifically about the Sunset Boat tour run by the rangers at Lake Ouachita State Park. There are several things you can do at Lake Ouachita, this is my favorite! This boat tour is actually run by the Rangers at the Visitor Center. You may or may not find it advertised on their website. It is a tour... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Over 900 miles of shoreline. 20 years of exploring the lake and finding favorite places. Start at the State Park. Activities include Eagle watch on the lake, geo scavenger, many talks hosted by the parks department, trails, and lots of friendly travelers. All seasons are gorgeous here winter white, spring green, summer bright, and autumn lovers.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lake Ouachita is gorgeous with so much to do!!! If you like house boating you have come to the right place! You can rent 60-100 ft house boats for the weekend or by the week, there is sailing, fishing, all water activities! It is the 2nd largest lake in the US!!!! Beautiful sunsets...I highly recommend renting a cabin or house... More 

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