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Lake Ouachita

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
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The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.

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Visited this lake over Labor day weekend and you would have never known it was a holiday weekend. It was almost as if we had the lake to ourselves....this lake is humongous! It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2015
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Corinth
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Visited this lake over Labor day weekend and you would have never known it was a holiday weekend. It was almost as if we had the lake to ourselves....this lake is humongous! It is so clean and so nice I can't tell you. We were in a pontoon boat and in our extended family there were 11 of us. We... More 

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Thank Pushinback
Yorkville, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This lake is beautiful! We rented a boat from the state park marina and explored the lake. The weather was pretty good- a little rain did get in our way, but it was an amazing lake to visit. The water was so clean! We were definitely impressed and plan to visit again!

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Thank JC2883
Mossy Head, Florida
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Beautiful lake, enjoyed just admiring it from the room. Didn't get out on the lake, but I sure would have enjoyed fishing and swimming.

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Thank Patsy L
glenwood iowa
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116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is a huge lake. It's kept clean by the Corp of Engineers I believe. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Best enjoyed by boat

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1 Thank iowamel
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This lake ranks as one of the cleanest lakes in the nation year in and year out. There are so many things to do from fishing to house-boating. 690 miles of shoreline and 44,000 acres and there are few houses that can be seen from the lake. Those few that you may see were there when the lake was made.

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3 Thank Mark V
Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had a great day on the lake kayaking! Plenty of coves for swimming and relaxing, a nice cliff that you can plunge into the cool water on a hot day! Beautiful wild flowers and plants. The lake is so big we only saw about 5 boats all day, we felt as if we had the lake to ourselves. We... More 

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6 Thank Sandy D
Albuquerque, NM
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Wow, what a beautiful lake. We were there on a Saturday in August and it is such a big lake we had plenty of room for everyone. There were nice quiet coves for first-time skiers. The water was beautifully warm!

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Thank Shannon M
Madisonville, Louisiana
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We rented a large barge boat with a tube. The private boat rentals were more expensive than I would have liked, but we had a blast! There was plenty of room to bring a cooler with food and our snorkel equipment. We got out onto the cool water with beautiful views. Tubing was so much fun for all ages! We... More 

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3 Thank Debbie F
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Ouachita is one of the prettiest lake I have been on, the water is clear and if you dive there are some very interesting spots too see. Checker board square is a must.

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1 Thank David F
New Haven, Connecticut
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107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

A beautiful, serene lake that offers something for everyone. Whether you would like a quiet, romantic getaway, or a motor-sports filled active time, this is the perfect place !

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