Lake Ouachita State Park

Lake Ouachita State Park is located on the shores of majestic Lake Ouachita in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains National Forest.

Phone: (800) 264-2441

Lake Ouachita State Park features included a visitors center, restaurant, cabins and campsites.
Other park facilities include a Full Service Marina, swimming area, hiking trails, boat ramps, and interpretive exhibits at 3 sisters springs.


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Lake Ouachita State Park also provides eagle tours when the birds are wintering in the area.
Purple Martin Tours are available July through August to Arkansas’s largest known Purple Martin roost the Audubon Designated Important bird area “Bird Island”

Lake Ouachita State Park was created on paper in 1955. No work was done at the park site until 1965. Some of the 1930s -era have been renovated, but most park structures were built during the early 1970s. Stretching westward from the state park, Lake Ouachita extends some 35 miles into the headwaters of the Ouachita River spanning nearly half of Garland and Montgomery Counties in west-central Arkansas.

The 40,000 acre lake is recognized as one of Arkansas’s superior fishing lakes where bass, crappie, bream and catfish abound, Lake Ouachita is also stocked with smallmouth bass, walleye and Striped Bass which add to the fishing thrills. Lake Ouachita’s wide open waters and quiet coves offer fun for water-skiers, sailing enthusiasts, kayakers and scuba divers. Directions.

Lake Ouachita State Park is located on the east end of Lake Ouachita.

Coming from Hwy. 7, turn on Hwy 192, and travel west 6 miles to Hwy. 227, then 2 miles north to the park. From Little Rock, Benton, Bryant, or south Arkansas to Lake Ouachita State Park take I-30 west and continue to Exit 111 (Hwy. 70 west) to Hot Springs.

Take the 270 West Bypass (also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway), through Hot Springs staying in the left lane, and eventually passing Hot Springs Exit 1. This lane will turn into the right lane of Hwy 270 West as the expressway merges with the highway. Travel three miles to the junction of Hwy 227 North. Go right on Hwy. 227 North and follow it approximately 12 miles to the park.

Lake Ouachita State Park Cabins:

Fully-equipped cabins with kitchens overlooking the lake.
Two three-bedroom cabins with fire places which sleep up to eight people.
A-frame housekeeping cabins which sleep up to six.

These fully equipped Cabins are heated or cooled for year-round comfort.
Relax on the patio balconies for an after-dinner view of the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains reflecting softly in the shimmering water.

Cabin reservations can be made by calling the Visitor Center.
For cabin reservations call 1-800-264-2441

No pets in the cabins. Service animals are welcome.

The cabins have telephone, television, satellite, and DVD players. DVD rentals are available at the visitors center.

Cabins the park rents

Three Bedrooms w/ Fireplace & Spa Tub
Three Bedrooms w/ Fireplace
Two Bedrooms w/ Spa Tub no Fireplace
Two Bedrooms no Fireplace

For cabin reservations call 1-800-264-2441

For more detailed information please check out the Arkansas State Parks Guide 2006 booklet, call 1-800-NATURAL, or go to

Lake Ouachita State Park Camping:
Campsites in the Premium, Preferred, Class A, Class B (no
hookups) and Walk-in Tent sites are available.

Many have dual-voltage electricity and freeze-proof water hookups, and all have paved camping spurs and a table and grill.

Modern bathhouses with hot showers are handy to all sites, and two sanitary dump stations are conveniently located. Some sites remain open year-round for those who prefer the less-crowded, mild weather of off-season camping

Campers must register at the Visitor Center before occupying a site.

Class AAA: Water and 50 Amp hookups, full service bath house.

Class B: Water 30 Amp, full service bath house.

Class D: No hookups.

Lake Ouachita state park Marina:
A full-service marina provides rental boats, motors and party barges, plus rental slips (covered and uncovered), mooring buoys and transient slips.
Live bait, fuel and fishing supplies are also available.

Launch ramps are located near the marina and in “Camp Area A” for those with their own rigs.

Covered Boat Slip
8′ x 16′

Covered Boat Slip
9′ x 18′

Covered Boat Slip
10′ x 22′

Uncovered Boat Slip
10′ x 20′

Battery Charging available

Transient Boat Slip available

Mooring Boat Buoy available

Boat Towing available

Fishing Boats 16 ft. available

All Boat rates plus fuel

Fishing Boats 16 ft. w/motor available

18 ft. Ski Boat available

Party Barges available in various sizes

Pedal Boat / Canoe / Water Bikes available

Hiking and Boating Trails:
The Caddo Bend Trail provides a 4-mile hiking experience as it meanders through the forests and along the shoreline of Point 50 Peninsula.
The Dogwood Trail (1/2 mile loop) begins near Camp Area C and is perfect for a morning walk.

A unique boating trail, the Ouachita Geo-float Trail is offered by the Corps of Engineers (booklets can be obtained at the park). is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Learn more.