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Lake Ouachita State Park - Day Hike Trails

Caddo Bend Trail (E-4)

Park/Rec Area: Lake Ouachita State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 4 miles
Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous
Brochure: Available at visitor center

Location: 3 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270, then 12 miles north on Hwy. 227

Description: Nature lovers, photographers, and geologists will enjoy walking on the slopes near Lake Ouachita's Caddo Bend Trail. Wildflowers, large boulder gardens, an abundance of quartz, scenic views, and an observation deck overlooking the lake at the end of the point are some of the main attractions. The trail begins near the park amphitheater and circles the entire peninsula back to its beginning.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine, AR, 71956, (501) 767-9366 lakeouachita@arkansas.com

Dogwood Trail (E-4)

Park/Rec Area: Lake Ouachita State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: .5 mile
Time: 30 min.
Difficulty: Easy

Location: From Hot Springs, travel 3 miles west on U.S. 270, then 12 miles north on Hwy. 227 to the park

Description: Perfect for a casual walk through the Ouachita National Forest, this trail highlights unique wildlife found throughout the region by interpretive signs.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine, AR, 71956, (501) 767-9366 lakeouachita@arkansas.com