Lake Ouachita at Twin Creeks

About Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita is a large reservoir located in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. It is the largest lake entirely within the state of Arkansas, covering approximately 40,000 acres (160 square kilometers) with over 200 miles (320 kilometers) of shoreline. The lake is a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and hiking. It is known for its clear waters, scenic beauty, and abundant wildlife. “Ouachita” is the French way of spelling the sound of the Indian word “Washita”, which means “good hunting grounds” –  according to a 1937 publication by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Lake Ouachita was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1946 and 1954 as part of a flood control, hydropower, and navigation project, authorized purposes now also include recreation, water supply, and fish and wildlife management.

Lake Ouachita is situated in two counties, Montgomery County on the West end and Garland County on the East.

Link to Hi-Resolution Lake Ouachita Map

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Crystal Springs

(501) 991-3361


Mountain Harbor

(870) 867-1211



(870) 867-2011


Wake Zone
(501) 991-3600

(870) 867-3480

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