Lake Ouachita


$845KTotal Value
Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

Lake Ouachita real estate is considered a top ten market for lake homes and lake lots in Arkansas.

Lake Ouachita homes for sale have an average list price of $129,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

  • 690Mi. of Shoreline
  • 108Avg. Depth
  • 200Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (All)
  • Dam Name
    Blakely Mountain Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
(501) 525-7776
301 Lakeland Dr
Hot Springs National Park , AR 71913
Sunset Cove Marina
(501) 760-3303
180 Lodge Rd
Hot Springs , AR 71913
Golf Courses
(501) 922-1504
111 Balboa Way
Hot Springs Village , AR 71909
(501) 922-2355
199 Surtidor Way
Hot Springs Village , AR 71909
(501) 922-1590
299 Cortez Rd
Hot Springs Village , AR 71909
(501) 760-1146
Royal , AR 71968
(501) 620-6715
305 Gorge Rd
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
(501) 767-7946
1601 Lakeshore Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Hot Springs ClassicsForest Wood Cup
  • Interesting facts: Lake Ouachita, the largest lake located entirely within Arkansas.
  • Known for: Clean waterscenery
  • History: Created when Blakely Mountain Dam impounded the waters of the Ouachita River near Hot Springs, the lake is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest.
  • Landmarks: Ouachita National ParkLake Ouachita State Park
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(501) 767-9111
2825 Albert Pike Rd
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
Memphis International Airport
2491 Winchester Rd, Memphis, T 38116
246 miles away
South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field
418 Airport Dr, El Dorado, AR 71730
37 miles away
About Lake Ouachita
Largest Lake of Arkansas with Ideal Nature Escape

Lake Ouachita is Arkansas’s largest lake fully engulfed in the majestic Ouachita National Forest. Small towns around the lake have gas stations or country stores for simple needs.

Depending on your location on the lake, you can make it to the city of Hot Springs in 20 minutes to an hour. You can find the National Park Medical Center, Memorial Field Airport, Walmart, hotels, restaurants, and more to fill the city scene. Little Rock is also around two hours away.

44,000-Acre Lake

This vast lake of 44,000 acres contains more than 200 islands. Its 975 miles of shoreline is designated as a nature reserve.

The houses on the lake will have all the privacy any resident would like. It is a reasonably deep lake with an average depth of 50 feet and a maximum of 200 feet.

The Blakely Mountain Dam created lake Ouachita in 1953. Its name comes from the French spelling of the Indian word “Washita,” which means “good hunting grounds.”

Recreation on the Waters and Surrounding Forest

The number of marinas around the lake offer rentals for pontoons, fishing boats, small motorboats, kayaks, canoes, and more. Once you are in the waters, you can enjoy fishing, tubing, water skiing, and more.

Swim the day away at the two sandy beaches or ten designated swimming areas. The exceptional underwater visibility at the lake makes it an excellent scuba diving location and spearfishing.

Lake Ouachita is a great striped bass fishery and largemouth bass, bream, walleye, and crappie. Camp at the Ouachita State Park, backpack the Vista Trail, or hike one of the many day-trails among the 1.8 million acres.

A day in Hot Springs can consist of shopping at the Hot Springs Mall, catching a movie at the Hot Springs 8 Cinema, golfing at the Hot Springs Country Club, or trying your luck at the Oaklawn Racing Casino.

A Spectacle of Outdoor Enjoyment

Lake Ouachita is a beautiful place to take in the beauty of Arkansas in its entirety. The serene atmosphere will put your mind at ease, and you will find entertainment in the many recreational activities.