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Lake Ouachita

Address: Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Hot Springs
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the USA. My family and I camp on the islands on the lake. I also spear fish too. They have a June spearfishing tourney. There is a lot of professional fishing guides too. There is Crystal Springs and Brady mountain lodge that is excellent to stay at also.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

And one of the cleanest too. I spent many happy hours on and in this special lake. For swimming, boating, hiking, they even certify divers here. You can camp out, spend the day or week...

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A beautiful undeveloped lake. A pleasure to view as it has maintained its natural charm. You do not find sights such as what you see in Lake Quachita often.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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