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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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Spicewood, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had an excellent time with Dreamchaser, renting the 58 foot Sundowner. The lake is stunningly beautiful, and the staff there did everything to make sure we had a successful trip. We will definitely be going again. Great for families and/or large groups.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Tompkins Bend Camp area. We camped for 2 nights so we would be close to the Crystal mines. We chose an RV site to pitch our tents so we would have electricity at the camp site. Our site was right near the lake and the kids were able to play in the water while... More

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