Visit Beautiful Lake Ouachita, Arkansas's largest Reservoir with 66,324 total acres of Land and Water.
Lake Ouachita Campgrounds
Remaining open for Fall / Winter 2014 -2015. All C.O.E. Fish Cleaning Stations are Closed.
A Corps of Engineers Lake located in the Ouachita National Forest of more than 1.8 million acres with 20,000 pristine forested acres of Corps property surrounding the lake. Yet Ouachita is only 13 miles from the Spa City of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
No homes are allowed on the tree covered rustic shore line of over 600 miles.
Pronounced "Wash-ah-taw", the lake was created by building the Blakely Mountain Dam.
With over 40,000 acres of water, the 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 (non-stinging) and fresh water sponges which only thrive in the world's cleanest lakes can be seen in the lake.
Scuba Divers from all over the world enjoy the clarity of the water and the special spear fishing season.
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Lake Ouachita was constructed and completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1946 and 1954 for flood control and hydropower.