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Wonderful Campground

The campground in this state park is one of the best we've stayed at. It had clean bathroom with... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
LimeChiffon
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Tinley Park, Illinois
Day trip

Very friendly and helpful staff at visitors center. We hiked Caddo trail (9 am )Picnic and swim at... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
traceyw870
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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We took a beautiful drive around this park one afternoon during our trip to hot springs. It was gorgeous weather, a very clean park with clear signs. Wish we would have had a few kayaks. The kids enjoyed the small swim beach.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Went on a Sunday and rented a fishing boat for 1/2 day. This is a BEAUTIFUL lake! They have pontoon boats for rent too, but the water was still too cold for swimming. In our opinion, this lake is a huge improvement over Lake Hamilton which is way too built up. Looked like it would be a great place to camp! Bring a picnic lunch or dinner. They have hiking trails too.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Wanda H
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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

If you have AT&T service, you are off the grid at this park. Lake Ouachita is the most beautiful lake in AR. The full hookup sites (level RV & tent pads, nice clean picnic tables, water, sewer and electricity) are well maintained. There is ample space between campsites. The Junior Ranger programs are wonderful. Ranger Kara was informative, smiling, friendly and interacted very positively with our 2 granddaughters (ages 6 & 9). Today Ranger Kara taught beginner Kayaking. They also attended learning classes on making a survival keychain, nature buttons and painting with pine needles. We have family out of state in the hospital and the cell service is a big deal to us. That's why I rated this beautiful park 4 out of 5.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank MrsSparky
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Great views with a good price for camping. I would recommend a lake campsite as the views are beautiful (however be aware of stronger winds off the lake. Some tents don't hold up so well in stronger winds). The hiking trails are nice, don't be scared of the longer one. If your planning to fish be sure you have a license to do so and talk to the marina staff for the best spots and bait to use. The bathrooms were nicer than expected but did get dirty during the weekend when more people were camping out. The lake campsites are walk in which means you can't park at your site, a wagon of some sorts would be a good idea.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank its_necessary
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We camped 4 nights at Lake Ouachita State Park in our 22 foot pop up camper in March 2017. We ended up having to stay in 2 different sites due to scheduling problems. It was nice that they were able to accommodate us, but also a little annoying to have to move. Both sites were in Loop A, they were both on the lake, just opposite sides. Both sites had a large paved, level RV parking area, a separate parking spot for your vehicle, a gravel tent pad, a stand up grill, a nice fire ring with swinging grate, picnic table and a hook for trash or food or gear, whatever you want to hang there. The sites were quite spacious with trees all around. They both had 50 amp, 30 amp and regular plugs and water at the site. The bathrooms were quite nice. In the mens room there was 1 urinal and 2 stalls, 2 sinks and 2 showers, and a diaper changing area. In the womens room there were 3 stalls, 2 sinks and 2 showers and a diaper changing area. The showers were the kind where you push the button and it goes for like 2 minutes without temperature control. They could have definitely been warmer. The water pressure was good though. It was quite cold when we were there and the bathrooms were heated, so that was nice. They seemed clean every time we went in there. The staff at the desk was very nice. Also the ranger that I spoke to was very nice. Unfortunately we didn't get to explore much of the park beyond our campsite. They do have trails. My husband took the kids to the playground located behind the visitor center a few times and it was modern and the kids enjoyed it. There was also a marina back there, but i didn't see it until we were checking out. This park is close (~30 min) from Hot Springs NP and Garvan Gardens.

Tip: They sold firewood at the park for $5 for a small bundle for 4-5 pieces, there was a guy on the way into the park that sold it from his house for $10 for a large bundle of about 15 or 20 pieces.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank randolphclan
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