Lake Ouachita State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Ouachita is a public recreation area in Arkansas and one of the more popular parks in the state because of its unique setting. The state park is located near Hot Springs, Arkansas, close to where Bull Shoals Lake extends into the state of Missouri. It features the 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita and a dense forest region that is perfect for exploration. A handful of the most popular amenities here include scuba diving, skiing, boating, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. The state park is both family-friendly and pet-friendly. Three Arkansas cities you can travel to quickly from Lake Ouachita State Park are Glenwood, Bonnerdale, and Pencil Bluff.

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Spring 63-92 F
Summer 38-85 F
Fall 38-85 F
Winter 27-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Ouachita State Park

An RV rental is one of the most practical additions that you can make to a trip to Lake Ouachita State Park as it combines freedom and comfort. Finding the right rental is easy with RVshare.

Young's Lakeshore RV Resort

Young's Lakeshore RV Resort is a quality campground near Lake Ouachita State Park that offers competitive rates. It has an ideal location close to both the state park and the Historic District of Hot Springs, Arkansas. All sites at this RV park come with 50-amp service and are equipped with sewer, water, and electricity. The campground offers great amenities such as free Wi-Fi and is located close to exciting attractions like Oaklawn Racing & Casino. The address of Young's Lakeshore RV Resort is 1601 Lakeshore Dr., Hot Springs, AR 71913.

J & J RV Park & Storage

J & J RV Park & Storage is another fantastic RV park near Lake Ouachita, and it is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It provides a scenic setting with views of Ouachita National Forest and a relaxing atmosphere to complete the vibe. Guests here commonly enjoy afternoon picnics by the nearby creek or a cup of coffee by the beautiful fountain. The nightly rate on all sites at this RV campground is $39. The address of J & J RV Park & Storage is 2000 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.

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What to Do at
Lake Ouachita State Park

Inside Lake Ouachita State Park

One of the most popular destinations on the premises of the state park, Lake Ouachita is a beautiful body of water open to guests. You can go fishing at the lake for crappie, catfish, striped bass, and bream. If you are feeling adventurous, you can rent scuba equipment and find out what lies in the depths of the lake. The Ouachita National Forest that surrounds the lake is packed with wonderful hiking trails you can visit to appreciate the area’s natural beauty. You can also visit the historic Three Sisters’ Springs inside the park to enjoy one of Lake Ouachita state park’s oldest and most significant attractions. 

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How to Get to
Lake Ouachita State Park

Two major U.S. cities that are convenient to travel to Lake Ouachita State Park from are Memphis, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. On the way from Memphis, you should begin the route by getting onto I-40 W. After continuing along I-40 W to Fairplay Township, take exit 111 from I-30 W. Finally, continue on US-70 W and take AR-128 W and AR-7 N/N State Hwy 7 to AR-227 N in Hale Township. 

If you are coming from Tulsa, you will first get onto OK-51 E/US-64 E from South Cincinnati Avenue. Next, follow OK-351 and I-40 E to AR-27 S/AR-7 S/N Arkansas Ave in Russellville, and then, take exit 81 from I-40 E. You will arrive at the destination after you continue on AR-7 S and drive to AR-227 N in Hale Township. The address of Lake Ouachita State Park is 5451 Mountain Pine Rd, Mountain Pine, AR 71956.

Entering Lake Ouachita State Park

Lake Ouachita State Park stays open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Ouachita State Park

What is the climate of Lake Ouachita State Park?

Located near the city of Hot Springs, this state park experiences hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. Rain is more common in the spring and fall, with spring experiencing the most annual precipitation.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Ouachita State Park?

Lake Ouachita State Park is home to white-tailed deer, wood ducks, nine-banded armadillos, various bats and beavers. Badgers, field mice, mockingbirds and even black bears can also occasionally be found in the thick woods.

Are pets allowed at Lake Ouachita State Park?

Your pets are allowed in the campgrounds at Lake Ouachita State Park but not near the swimming areas. Always keep your animal companion on a leash and provide them with enough hydration and rest.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Ouachita State Park?

Lake Ouachita State Park has 58 premium campsites with full hookups and breathtaking views of the water. There are also several nearby swimming areas, a marina, plenty of picnic tables and a visitor center.

Is Lake Ouachita State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

One of the three-bedroom cabins is accessible. Visitors in wheelchairs with also be able to easily access the picnicking spots and spacious bathrooms. Don't forget to explore the Walkable Wildlife trail.