Lake Ouachita - Hot Springs, AR - part of Ouachita River found in Ouachita National Forest

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Lake Ouachita located in Hot Springs, Arkansas's Ouachita National Forest covers almost two million acres. One of the country's cleanest lakes and the largest lake in Arkansas with 66,324 acres of water and land providing visitors with an enjoyable vacation experience that makes the trip worth taking.

The area around the Ouachita Lake which consists of twenty thousand acres of forest is open to hunters. There are no homes allowed on the shoreline which is covered in trees. There are more than two hundred islands in the lake.

Ouachita is the French version of the Indian word Washita pronounced WAH Shi-tah which translates to good hunting grounds. The lake which is an average of fifty feet deep and two hundred feet at the deepest point is known to be a good area for fishing. There is a forest at the bottom of the lake because the trees were not cut before the filling of the lake. A number of those trees were more than sixty feet tall.

Lake Ouachita has over two hundred islands some of them just below the surface of the water. The lake is one of three found on Ouachita River. The beauty of the lack and the forest surrounding it make it an ideal spot for a peaceful vacation.

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