Visit Beautiful Lake Ouachita Arkansas's Largest Lake. With very little shoreline development. A Pristine Public Corps of Engineers Lake with 66,324 total acres of Land and Water.
Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest of more than 1.8 million acres and with 20,000 forested acres of U.S.C.O.E. property boardering the lake. Yet Ouachita is only 13 miles from the Spa City of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
Locations of Lake Side Resorts, - Camp Grounds, - Ouachita State Park, - Boat Rentals, - Cabin Rentals, - Hiking / Biking Trails, - Fishing Guides and Hunting Information, with the added bonus of GPS locations of Brush Piles / Crappie Condos.
Pronounced "Wash-ah-taw", the lake was created by building the Blakely Mountain Dam.
With over 40,000 acres of water, Lake Ouachita averages 50 feet deep. The deepest area touching 200 feet.
There are many unusual features in and around the lake, one feature, the Geo-Float Trail, is a marked water trail which can be followed with a brochure detailing prominent geologic features along the marked trail.
Lake Ouachita also features one of the largest crystal veins in the world.
Rare freshwater jelly fish and fresh water sponges and fresh water shrimp which only thrive in the world's cleanest lakes can be seen in Ouachita.
Scuba Divers from all over the world enjoy the clarity of the water and the special spear fishing season.
Recent Ouachita Events:
The International Mountain Bicycling Association
chapter, Ozark Off Road Cyclists, reminds mountain bikers of the state's newest Epic and longest mountain bike trail the 110 miles long, the
Ouachita National Recreation
Lake Ouachita was constructed and completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1946 and 1954 for flood control and hydropower.