Do you want to be in nature, away from city noise...but still be close enough to enjoy fine dining and roller coasters? If so, you're in the right place!
Very cozy - only 3/10 mile away from the nearest boat landing.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath mobile home. Great family get-away or hunter/fisherman's paradise. Enjoy Arkansas' untouched natural beauty at a stay in our beautiful cabin. Surrounded by Ouachita National Forests, Arkansas largest lake (40,000-acres) is a great, relaxing stay for anyone.
Cabin Amenities: Full Kitchen, Linens Provided, Dishes/Cutlery Provided, 42' Big Screen TV (w/ Satellite), Charcoal Grill, Covered Porch (details on amenities page), Free Local/Domestic Long-Distance Calls
Location: 3 Blocks from Boat Landing, Marina less than 1 mile, Off-street parking + room for boat trailer.
Kids: 30-45 mins. from theme/water park (Magic Springs: Hot Springs), 30-45 mins. from children's educational science museum (Mid-America Science Museum: Hot Springs)
Hunting: Winona Wildlife Management Area (deer, turkey, squirrel, bear, furbearers, cottontail, bobwhite, raccoon, mourning dove, coyote, woodcock, snipe and ducks)
What does 'Ouachita' mean?: Ouachita is a Name given to the Ouachita river during the French occupation of the region, originally the name was 'Washita', roughly translated meaning, .'River of good hunting grounds...and sparkling silver water'...
The major Indian tribes that lived along the OUACHITA were the Washita, Caddo, Osage, Tensas, Chickasaw and Choctaw. Time brought about a great change to their primitive world as the white settlers moved into the Ouachita Valley.
Is Lake Ouachita a natural lake or man-made?: Lake Ouachita (Pronounced WAH-shi-tah) is a lake created by the damming of the Ouachita River by Blakely Mountain Dam. The lake is located near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in Arkansas, with over 975 miles of shoreline and over 40,000 acres (160 km²). It is completely surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. Lake Ouachita is located near two other lakes, Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. These three lakes, DeGray Lake to the near south, and the thermal springs of Hot Springs National Park make the Ouachita area a popular tourist getaway.
More about Lake Ouachita: The purpose of the man-made Lake Ouachita is flood control, navigation, recreation, and hydroelectricity. It is one of the cleanest lakes in Arkansas, and its wildlife is very diverse. Some people say that there is a species of rare, non-stinging jellyfish in the lake. These jellyfish are said to have been seen mostly by scuba divers diving in the lake. Also sponges are said to live here. One area of Lake Ouachita features large crystal veins, some of the largest in the world. Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted bass are abundant in the lake. So is Bream, Crappie, Catfish, Walleye, and Striped Bass. In fact, Lake Ouachita is known as the Striped Bass Capital of the World. Blakely Mountain Dam started construction in 1948,was completed in 1953, and started generating electricity in 1955, the dam is 1,100 feet long, and has an average height of 205 feet. There are 21 recreational parks and areas, 150 picnic sites, 1,106 campsites, 13 swimming beaches, and 24 boat ramps.