Everyone From Arkansas Should Take This One Awesome Vacation Before They Die

What’s wonderful about Lake Ouachita State Park is that you can visit any time of the year and be charmed by the surroundings—and it also doesn’t hurt that you’ll be vacationing near Hot Springs when you stay at the park. It’s easy to make a full and entertaining day of it when you can get back to nature while you’re just minutes away from the Spa City.

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Situated on the east shore of Lake Ouachita, (also known as the Striped Bass Capital of the World) , this state park is a weekend paradise for those who want to get away from the city—but not too far—for an amazing time. A reservoir that was created by the damming of the Ouachita River by Blakely Mountain Dam, Lake Ouachita is Arkansas’s largest lake that completely sits within the state’s boundaries. It has been recognized as one of the cleanest and crystal-clear lakes in America. The Lake Ouachita State Park is the perfect choice for vacationers who enjoy boating, fishing and other fun activities on the water.

Lake Ouachita State Park’s campgrounds feature 101 campsites, 26 of which have recently undergone renovation. Cabins at the park come fully equipped. Seven of the cabins overlook beautiful Lake Ouachita and one provides an amazing view of the woods. Outdoors lovers and hikers will surely want to get out and explore the surrounding Ozark National Forest!

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There are a great number of activities and amenities for vacationers at Lake Ouachita State Park. Anglers can catch a variety of bass of all kinds, (large-mouth, small-mouth, spotted and trophy striped bass), among other varieties of fish. Scuba enthusiasts will enjoy the clarity of the water when going on a dive. Explorers will want to get their cameras out and get a photo of the historic Three Sisters’ Springs. Plan a vacation this year to Lake Ouachita and make a memorable camping experience!