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Lake Ouachita

Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #4 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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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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Allen, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The drive is awesome, scenic if you go through the National Park from Hot Springs - well I am sure it is pretty nice from all directions. The lake is spectacular. We stopped at the sand beach in the park and spent the day. It was quiet with other people enjoying the day. The water is pretty clear, the bottom... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Most wonderful lake in USA! Boating, water sports, islands to sunbathe on, just perfect! Lots of good food, lots of hiking trails, good fishing!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a nice place to go to. We went paddleboating and had a picnic there. It was fun. It is a calm and quiet place and had nice views.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

lake was very nice, crowded, parking looked like a mess, did offer camping, house boats, and cabins.

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