Lake Ouachita - Camping Sites

Camping Sites On Lake Ouachita  ( pronounced Lake "Washita" )

Lake Ouachita has Approximately 1,106 campsites, 21 recreation areas with 150 picnic sites,
24 boat ramps and 13 swimming beaches and over 200 islands.
There is 66,324 total acres of land and water with  20,000 acres of land
 which are open to the public for hunting.
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Crystal Springs Ramp


Brady Mountain Marina


Crystal Springs Marina

Lake Ouachita Day
Use Fee Areas

Lake Ouachita
Special Use Facilities

Lake Ouachita State Park
Spillway (Day Use Area)
Brady Mountain
Crystal Springs
Joplin
Denby Point
Twin Creek
Buckville
Tompkins Bend
Stephens Point

Little Fir
Big Fir
Lena Landing
Avant
Cedar Fourch
Irons Fork
Ebone Point
Highway 27
Washita

Resorts on Lake Ouachita

Echo Canyon Resort
Brady
Crystal Springs
Mountain Harbor
Shangri-la

Lake Ouachita Shores Resort (Denby)
Hiway 27 Fishing Vilage
Navy Landing

Lake Ouachita State Park

Lake Ouachita State Park is located on the east end of  Lake Ouachita, approximately 12 miles from Hot Springs.

Seven fully-equipped cabins with kitchens overlook Lake Ouachita. Including lakeside sites, the park's campgrounds include
117 campsites [Premium, Preferred, Class A, Class B (no hookups) and Walk-in Tent sites.
Other park facilities include picnic areas; trails; a swimming area and marina with boat rentals, bait and supplies. The visitor center includes exhibits and a store. From Hot Springs, travel three miles west on U.S. 270, then 12 miles north on Ark. 227.
The state park also features historic Three Sisters' Springs.

Contact Information:
5451 Mountain Pine Road
Mountain Pine, AR 71956
Park/Campsite Reservations: (501 ) 767-9366
Cabin Reservations: 1-800-264-2441
Email: lakeouachita@arkansas.com

James Wilborn, Lake Ouachita State Park Park Interpreter
Phone: 501-767-9366       Fax: 501-767-8168
E-mail: lakeouach@arkansas.com

The interpretive mission of the park is to actively interpret the natural resources of Lake Ouachita while providing information on the history and recreation in the area. PROGRAMS OFFERED

• Environmental Lake Tours
• Forest Ecology Walks and Hikes
• Natural Science Activities
• Other Programs scheduled on request.

PUBLICATIONS AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE

• "Ouachita Geo-Float Trail" - This booklet, distributed by the Army Corps of Engineers, is a guide to the geological features on a 16-mile "trail" on Lake Ouachita.

• "Discover Arkansas’ History at Arkansas State Parks" - Published by Arkansas State Parks, this booklet is a guide for students visiting our parks and museums.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lake Ouachita State Park is an Arkansas State Park, which is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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Brady Mountain - 72 campsites

Location:13 miles west of Hot Springs on Highway 270W, then 6.1 miles north on Brady Mountain Road. 
Campsite description: Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post, shade
Amenities:  Flush toilets, potable water, showers, boat ramp (2), playground, hiking trail, pavilion, amphitheater, trailer dump station, swim beach (2), fish cleaning station, handicap accessible site (# 59). 
Nearby facilities:  Picnic area, full service marina, restaurant, lodge, cabins, horseback riding, miniature golf, scuba shop, pay phones, boat rental, ATV trail.

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Crystal Springs - 74 campsites

Location: 16.8 miles west of Hot Springs on Highway 270W, then 1.5 miles north on Crystal Springs Road. 
Campsite description:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post, shade.
Amenities: Flush toilets, potable water, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, swim beach (2), fish cleaning station, handicap accessible sites (# 22 and # 73). 
Nearby facilities:  Picnic area, playground, full service marina, boat rental, restaurants, pay phones, pavilions (2), amphitheater, hiking trail, mountain bike trail.

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Joplin - 65 campsites

Location:  24.3 miles west of Hot Springs on Highway 270W, then 1.9 miles north on  Mountain Harbor Road.
Campsite description:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post,  shade. Campsites are not level and caution is advised while establishing camp.   *Not recommended for large trailers, large RV’s or units with “slide outs”*
Amenities:  Flush toilets, potable water, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, swim beach, fish cleaning station.
Nearby facilities:  Full service marina, boat rental, restaurant, pay phones, lodge, condominiums, meeting facility, horseback riding.

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Shangri-La / Tompkins Bend - 77 campsites


Location 10.7 miles east of Mt Ida on Highway 270W, then 2.1 miles north on Shangri-La Road. 
Campsite description:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post, shade.
Amenities:  Flush toilets, potable water, showers, boat ramp, amphitheater, trailer dump station, fish cleaning station.  
Nearby Facilities
:  Full service marina, restaurant, cabins, motel, boat rental, pay phone.


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Denby Point - 67 campsites


Location: 9.5 miles east of Mt Ida on Highway 270W, then .3 miles north on Denby Road.
Campsite description:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post, shade.
Amenities:  Flush toilets, potable water, showers, boat ramp, amphitheater, trailer dump station, fish cleaning station, swim beach, playground, picnic area, trails.  
Nearby Facilities:  Full service marina, lodge, boat rental, pay phone.


Fees:

$12 to $15 per night (March 1-October 31) 
$8 to $10   per night (November 1-February 28)

Golden Age and Golden Access cards accepted.

Reservations for Class A sites at these camping areas may be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation System's toll free number 1-877-444-6777 or on the internet at www.reserveusa.com.

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CLASS B CAMPING SITES (no hookups)

Stephens Park - 9 campsites


Location:  At base of Blakely Mountain Dam on Lake Hamilton. 
Campsite description:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post,  shade.
Amenities:  Flush toilet, potable water, playground, pavilion.  
Nearby facilities:  Picnic area, pay phone, laundry mat, dairy bar, boat ramp, Spillway Recreation Area (swim beach, group camp, picnic area, pavilion).                                  
Lake Ouachita State Park (cabins, marina, trailer dump station, trails, visitor center, camping, picnic area, showers, playground,  beach). 
Spillway Resort (marina, cabins, scuba shop, boat ramp).

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Little Fir - 29 campsites


Location:  From Mt Ida, go north on Highway 27 approximately 4.7 miles.  Turn right on highway 188 heading east.  Drive approximately 8 miles to the Little Fir Resort entrance.  Turn right into campground.
Campsite Information:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post,  water hook-up, shade.
Amenities:  Flush toilets, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, trailer dump station, group camp and no shower.
Nearby Facilities:  Marina.

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Lena Landing - 10 campsites


Location:
  From Mt Ida, go north on Highway 27 approximately 12.4 miles.  At Storey, turn right onto highway 298.  Travel east approximately 27.5 miles.  Turn right onto Lena Landing Road.  Travel south approximately 1.2 miles. Cross the wooden bridge then turn left into campground.
Amenities: Boat launch ramp, flush toilet, dump station, potable water, marina facilities, marine fuel, restaurant and no shower.

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Twin Creek - 15 campsites

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Location:
  From Mt Ida, travel east on Highway 270W approximately 8.8 miles.  At Silver, turn left onto Twin Creek Road.  Travel north approximately 1 mile to the campground entrance.
Campsites:  Concrete table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post, shade.
Amenities:  Flush toilet, potable water, boat ramp, pit toilet, swim beach, overflow camping (major holidays only).
Nearby facilities:  Condominiums, bait shop, pay phone and no shower.
Fees: 
$9 to $12 per night (March 1-October 31)           
$6 (November 1–February 28)
All campsites are non-reserve and are available as “first come-first serve”.
Golden Age and Golden Access cards accepted.

Lake Ouachita Day Use Fee Areas

11 Boat Launching Ramps are available.
    5 Swimming Beaches are available:

$3 per day to use a boat launching ramp
$1 per day per person to use a swimming beach, maximum $4 per vehicle per day.
Fee: $1 per person per day (ages 12 and up).
Persons with Golden Age or Golden Access cards 50% off.
Fee season: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Annual Pass for Day User Fees - $30

Lake Ouachita Special Use Facilities

Lake Ouachita has six (6) pavilions available for group functions.
A $30 per day reservation fee is charged for each on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and $40-$50 per day on Saturday & Sunday.

They are located at the following locations: Stephens Park, Avery, Spillway, Brady Mountain and Crystal Springs (2). A reservation is recommended for each pavilion and may be made by calling 501-767-2101 Ext 3002 (Monday-Friday 7 am - 3:30 pm cst).

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