Lakes of Hot Springs Village

Ouachita Mountains-Late Winter

In one of the nation’s largest gated communities, the eleven man-made lakes of Hot Springs Village provide scenic recreational lakeside living. Begun in the 1970’s, 26,000-acre Hot Springs Village is 16 miles north of Hot Spring and has a wealth…

Harris Brake Lake

The essence of small-town life is vastly different from one community to the next and in the Arkansas River Valley, Harris Brake Lake gives the tiny town of Perryville much of its big personality. Lying within the Ouachita tourism region,…

DeQueen Lake

DeQueen Lake, proud owner of 32 miles of picturesque shoreline, is nestled in Arkansas’s Ouachita Mountains Region. Located in Sevier County on the Rolling Fork River, DeQueen Lake is a recreational paradise that offers camping, swimming, fishing, picnicking, hiking and…

Gillham Lake

Cossatot River Falls

Gillham Lake is known as “The Bright Spot of the Cossatot” due to its location on the Cossatot River, a challenging white water stream in Arkansas. The calm waters surrounded by mountains and enchanting forest bring peace and tranquility to…

Dierks Lake

Located on the Saline River, Dierks Lake is easy to access off of Highway 70, and with 1,360 acres of water there is plenty of room for boaters and water skiers alike. Dierks Lake is in the Ouachitas Region of…

DeGray Lake

Road Sign in the Way of DeGray Lake

DeGray Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, in an area logically known as the Ouachita Mountain Region of Arkansas. This section of Arkansas is known for its scenic views, which are both breathtaking and the ideal…

Nimrod Lake

Dam at Nimrod Lake

Arkansas’s State Scenic 7 Byway travels from the timberlands in southern Arkansas at the old oil boom town of El Dorado, and ascends through the mountains of the Ouachita region, continuing north to the Ozark Mountains. It is somewhere between…

Blue Mountain Lake AR

Hearing something too soft for his owner to sense, the dog freezes in a classic point, its head and back forming a straight line and every fiber focused on the brush ahead. The rider on horseback freezes as well and…

Lake Catherine

Waterfall at Lake Catherine

With 1,940 surface acres, Lake Catherine is a relatively small lake, but it has big recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers alike. With its proximity to the resort town of Hot Springs, visitors can enjoy the quiet relaxation of…

Lake Hamilton

Lake Hamilton Kayaking

Located on the southern edge of Hot Springs, Lake Hamilton is a premier vacation destination. This beautiful lake was formed in 1932 with the construction of the Carpenter Dam on the Ouachita River. The Dam is named after Flave Carpenter,…

Lake Ouachita

Ouachita River

Lake Ouachita is completely surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. It’s the largest lake located entirely within the state of Arkansas. More than 200 islands can make your own private camping spot a reality! Explore 40,000+ acres of boating and…

Lake Greeson

USACE lake sign

Southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, lies a hidden mountain treasure. Lake Greeson is one of the oldest reservoirs in Arkansas. Although relatively undiscovered, there are ample amenities and recreational opportunities for visitors. With…