Lake Ouachita and the surrounding Ouachita National Forest provides excellent hunting opportunities.
The Hardwood ridges and coves that surround Lake Ouachita provide a healthy population of Big Buck Deer, Turkey, Squirrels as well as the Black Bear.
"Permanent blinds", stands or other structures are prohibited on Corps property.
The placement of nails or spikes into trees or the cutting of trees is prohibited.
Firewood cutting is restricted to dead, downed stuff.
Duck blind permits can be obtained at the Lake Ouachita Field Office for $15.00.
The possession of loaded firearms is prohibited within recreation areas.
Posting of “No Hunting” signs, purple paint or hunting club signs on Corps property is prohibited.
Taking any vehicle around gates, or driving over or around established restrictions such as dirt berms is prohibited.
The interference of public hunting on Corps property by adjacent hunting leases is prohibited, however members of the public do not have permission to access Corps property across adjacent posted private property.
Hunting maps for Lake Ouachita are available at the Lake Ouachita Field Office by request.
Camping is pretty much unrestricted on Lake Ouachita.
The north shore of the lake is farther from population centers and harder to reach than is the south shore, so it generally receives less hunting
Lake Ouachita is surrounded by the 1.6 million acres Ouachita National Forest.