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Lake Ouachita

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 5017679575
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The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.

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Natural Beauty

Hiked the 4 mile Caddo Loop Trail, which outlines a rocky peninsula in Lake Ouachita State Park. Great views and mostly shady in this hike through the forest. Not too strenuous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TexCul
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiked the 4 mile Caddo Loop Trail, which outlines a rocky peninsula in Lake Ouachita State Park. Great views and mostly shady in this hike through the forest. Not too strenuous, but the terrain is rocky with a few minor hills.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the park and had a picnic lunch followed by a 4 mile hike around the peninsula. There is no admission to the state parks and there were nice facilities. The trail was easy to follow and we enjoyed the hike.

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Alexander, Arkansas
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for 6 nights and had a great time. The water was perfect. Can't wait for the leaves to change colors.

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Thank caseynvicky
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spring fed clear clean lake. Sandy beach.. Great swimming family picnic. Enjoyed our visit. Will defiantly be back

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a boat and spent few hours on the lake. Lots of private spots to swim if you don't want company. The lake is huge so if you want to see more plan spending an entire day here. Take lots of sun lotion and water!

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Thank Elena K
Houston
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been looking for a place to go since the houseboating on Lake Amistad in Texas had shut down a few years ago. We just spent a week on Lake Ouachita, and it is a gorgeous lake, crystal clear water, and a great place to houseboat. We rented a 75' long houseboat for four couples out of Dream Chasers... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in our trailer at the Crystal Springs Campground for 3 days and decided that we needed to get onto the water - the nearby Crystal Springs Resort has a Marina and we were able to rent a pontoon boat for 1/2 a day - we got good instruction before setting out and a map to follow The sun shone... More 

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Thank andrew_pettigrew
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412 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is a beautiful lake situated along scenic highway 7. The lake is large and seemed exceptionally clean. We were told fishing is good but did not have a chance to try.

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Thank Sharon K
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We rented a ski boat with ski. Had loads of fun on the lake. Nice trails to take a long walk with beautiful views. You can be here for a full day and still don't want to leave.

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Thank Rishi S
Lubbock, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is the most beautiful lake I have ever been on. We are boating people and drove over 500 miles to be on this lake. It was worth it. In August the eating places are limited but we managed.

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