lake ouachita state park

At 40,000 acre, Lake Ouachita is known as the largest lake in the state. The lake is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and is a favorite for those who enjoy the outdoors. We just got word from Lake Ouachita State Park interpreter Kayla Gomance that the park is taking reservations for their Spring Kayak …
James Wilborn, Assistant Superintendent at Lake Ouachita State Park has sent word of a project that has taken place at the park. The work entails the recent renovation of a 42 foot large tour boat that has been in continuous  operation at the park for the last 25 years. According to Wilborn, the boat was …
Eagle Watch Tours are happening this month at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. Tours are taking place on both November 1 and November 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is habitat for wintering bald eagles at the park and each year via lake cruises, juvenile and mature birds can be seen …
Camping is a great way to enjoy the state’s natural beauty. Many opportunities to pitch a tent or pull up a camping trailer can be found throughout the wide range of geographic environments found here. Arkansas is home to mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, prairies and each area provides a portal to enjoying nature and the …
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. “The idea of celebrating the 60 years is really to attract attention to all three of the parks that were brought on at the same time, Daisy, Bull Shoals and Ouachita,” said Lee Howard, park superintendent at Lake Ouachita State Park. …
October is a beautiful month in Arkansas, packed with many events, festivals and outdoor activities to head to. Hot Springs is among the cities where many options can be found for October fun. The Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival will be October 2-4 at venues around Hot Springs.  Music, art, kids activities and …
Bird Island is Arkansas’s largest known Purple Martin roost. For a few weeks during the summer, these migratory birds take roost on the island, which is located in the middle of Lake Ouachita. You can learn all about these birds during Purple Martin Awareness Weekend August 1-2 at Lake Ouachita State Park near Hot Springs. During …
Looking for an adventure? A Kayak Day Trip excursion takes place at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine on April 18. During the trip, participants paddle the shorelines of Lake Ouachita, the largest lake within Arkansas’s borders, with a park interpreter as their guide. Known for its clarity, the 48,000-acre lake is a water-sports …
Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking in Arkansas is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Natural State. Arkansas’s climate allows hiking year round and the state’s diverse topography offers a range of scenic territory to explore. Speaking of hiking, state parks across the U.S. …
According to the Purple Martin Conservation Association, the Purple Martin is the largest member of the swallow family in the U.S. For a few weeks during the summer, you can see large numbers of these acrobatic birds on Bird Island. This small island in the middle of Lake Ouachita has been named an Important Bird …