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#5 of 100 state parks in Arkansas

Best trails in Lake Ouachita State Park

319 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Lake Ouachita State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Lake Ouachita is Arkansas's largest manmade lake and is known for its pristine water and surroundings of the Ouachita National Forest. Come here if you enjoy water sports - swimming, water skiing, scuba diving, boating, and fishing are available to visitors, in addition to hiking. ________ HOURS: * Interpretive programs available year-round Visitor Center/Gift Shop: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: May 25 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 12 - Sept. 1: Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Campground/Picnic Area: Open all year Restrooms are open all year Free swimming at beach NO LIFEGUARD - SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK Cabins: Available year-round Marina: Open all year Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With the following exceptions: Dec. 1 - Feb. 28 Closed Mon. & Tues. May 25 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 12 - Sept. 1 Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & noon Christmas Eve through Christmas Day

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Map of trails in Lake Ouachita State Park
Park information
Acreage:
40000 acres
Contact
501-767-9366
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Caddo Bend Trail
Lake Ouachita State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
Caddo Bend Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mountain Pine, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips aShow more
#2 - Dogwood Trail
Lake Ouachita State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 13 m
Short easy loop in Lake Ouachita State Park. Well marked. Easy for the whole family.Show more
#3 - Ouachita Geo-Float Trail
Lake Ouachita State Park
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Length: 13.1 mi
The Ouachita Geo-Float trail is a water trail established in the early 1980s by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the help of the Arkansas Geologic Commission, State of Arkansas, U.S. Geologic SurShow more