Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita is a water sports mecca for swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Angling for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers, and largemouth bass can be enjoyed in open waters or quiet coves along the lake's 975 miles of shoreline. Located just a short drive from the spa city of Hot Springs on the lake's eastern shore, Lake Ouachita State Park is your gateway to this popular water sports lake.

Amazing!!!

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Pretty easy, good trail if you're already in the area. There is a cool gravel beach you can walk down to off the trail and go swimming. Finished the trail at dusk and walked up on many deer.

on Caddo Bend Trail

29 days ago

A friend and I did this hike today. It was extremely HOT, 97 degrees. It was great though, we stopped and took a dip in the lake and laid in the sun.

Easy loop under complete shade. We enjoyed learning about the local plants and wildlife. Not much else to see.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, well marked with great lake views. Saw numerous deer. The trail is very rocky in places but not enough to be a show stopper.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Lots of birds, great views of the lake and several places to take a swim.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing loop!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short little hike. A little steep in some ares but nothing to stress over.

hiking
3 months ago

Short little loop with a few inclines. Better than expected

Great 4 miler! You get ups and downs, views of the lake, plenty of shade. Took us right at 1:30 to finish with a few breaks and brisk pace. Some of the trail had been eroded from recent rain but no issues st all. Highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked trail as of May 2017, stunning views of Lake Ouachita, plenty of spots to take a dip, lots of variety between woodland and grassland. Definitely plan on enjoying the water here!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail to access easy to follow and has markers throughout. Rocky terrain through much of trail. Plenty of places to stop and view lake ouachita

A very beautiful trail all along the lake. There are some elevation changes but nothing too difficult. Be sure to go off the trail to "point 50" at the end of the peninsula, past the lookout, to climb on the rocks and enjoy the view. There are also a few offshoots to the shore where you can go in the water if you would like.

Beautiful scenery the whole way! Definitely a good workout! Did it in under 2 hours with a 4 and 6 year old!