This recreation area is part of Ouachita Lake
One of the best lakes/ parks I’ve visited. I went to Arkansas to visit the Hot Springs National Park, and left wishing I had stayed longer in Ouachita rather than visit Hot Springs. Great camping site, enough space for two tents. Beautiful trails to hike and bike. The fishing was equally as good.
Beautiful lake - crystal clear! RV sites are spacious with easy access to lake.
Lake Ouachita is a great place to camp. Many of the campsites have views of the lake and are spacious. They all have a fire ring, grill and picnic table. They also have family bathrooms that have a private shower/sink area. They have a few hiking trails as well.
There is enough nature to make this campground worth a visit. Rent a canoe or kayak and get out on the water, and hopefully see some wildlife. My favorite sites in the tent loop (B) would be site numbers 71 and 73.
Great on lake camping with lots of activities for everyone.
So much to do at this beautiful campground. We stayed in A on the peninsula and in D campground. Camping on the peninsula was so much fun. The facilities at really nice and clean. The interpreter Jen is so knowledgeable. We went kayaking, snorkeling, and an evening star cruise.
My four-legged tail-wagger and I just finished our second trip to Lake Ouachita State Park. We like the tent spots and so do the RVers who visit for the views of the lake.
This campaite was very clean and nice, the morning sunrise and evening sunset was pretty. There were some close trails too. I didnt like how close other campsites were, not a lot of nature to provide privacy either. Bathrooms were clean, dog friendly!
We had a lovely time tent camping at Lake Ouachita. It was a last minute Memorial Day weekend plan, so there wasn't much research before hand. The campsites were walk up, which was mildly inconvenient at first, but ultimately a big plus with no vehicles driving by the actual sites.
The park is pet friendly as long as they're leashed, and alcohol is allowed in moderation.
The campsites are on a small peninsula, so every site was right on the water. Being so close to the water kept the temperature comfortable, and having direct access to the lake was perfect for swimming. Ducks and geese also made appearances that thrilled the kids.
There were a few communal water spots located in the tent area. The bathrooms and trashcans were a bit of a walk, and shared with the RV sites.
The sites were pretty close to each other, and some people might not prefer that. There was a family reunion happening while we were there, so that feature was pretty convenient for them.
We brought tiki torches but were unable to use them due to the gravel terrain.
All in all, the sites were clean and comfortable and other guests were respectful. I recommend this park, and will definitely return.