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“Beautiful Lake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita
Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
Lansdale
Level Contributor
81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We hiked the Caddo Bend Trail around the peninsula on the lake. It took us 4 hours to finish the 4-mile hike because we stopped and took pictures. It's not too challenging. But there are some uphill sections and some downhill sections. Good hiking shoes with ankle support is recommended.

Visited March 2014
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English first
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

The water is so clean and clear plus the fishing is great. It's not very busy because it is so large. There really are not houses on the shoreline which make it very special. A wonderful place for a day or a week stay, but make reservations early for a summer stay. The best idea is to rent a house boat for the family or for couples. You can then see this huge lake on your terms. Spend a night in a different cove.
This is a place have good family on the water fun.

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2 Thank Colleen814
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing but ridiculous service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

The housekeeping with the ranger asked us to sweep mop the whole house and take the bed sheets out and she even made us sweep the doorstep of the cabin.
That was very bad experience for us international travelers who paid 200 plus for one night and still had to do all the cleaning under pressure of being over charged.

I personally had to mop the restroom and the house or else they will charge us double said the housekeeping lady.

It's not like we trashed the cabin or anything close to that but still they made us do their chore.


Beside this checkout experience We really had a great time.

There are many small island where you can camp too so I would suggest that rather than cabins.

Visited February 2014
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Conway, Arkansas
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful lake! Rental boats are in great condition and reasonably priced! Great place for a weekend getaway!

Visited July 2013
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4 Thank Katie S
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Mena, Arkansas
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72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Mountain Harbor Spa & Resort, Mt. Ida,AR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Small, family friendly resort. Great cafe. Salad and soup bar, all fresh and homemade. Teriyaki chicken salad with almonds, coconut, mandarin oranges and an orange creamy dressing you couldn't stop eating!

Visited February 2014
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