Lake Ouachita


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Nothing like fall in the Natural State

The Courier Online

Date: 10/16/2016 8:34:00 AM

If it is a hunting and fishing trip combined you are looking for, Greers Ferry or Lake Ouachita both provide great opportunities Many anglers and fishermen will camp out at Lake Ouachita and take to the woods in the morning and evenings and fish during the

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Pleasant morning's nap helpful

The Sentinel-Record

Date: 10/9/2016 3:48:00 AM

But the conditions were far from normal. We had located a spot on Lake Ouachita where the mallards were flocking in by the droves. We had limited out for the previous two days, and I simply couldn't bear the thought of not going hunting bright and early

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Fall hiking in the Ouachitas offers colorful scenery

Arkansas Times

Date: 10/6/2016 7:01:00 AM

There are a wealth of hiking options in the region, including routes such as the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, which has around 45 miles of trails along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. The route meanders through the Ouachita National Forest with spurs

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Obituary: Clovis “Smokey” Price; Mount Ida


Date: 10/5/2016 12:59:00 PM

He enjoyed fishing Lake Ouachita and the South Fork; hunting at the Hopper Deer Camp at Alpine; and running his dogs at the fox pen with Wendell Adams, Jr. and Paul Phillips. Clovis was an avid storyteller with many stories told under the big oak tree at

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Jerry Fields

Date: 10/4/2016 5:15:00 AM

He also was an outdoorsman who enjoyed boating and camping at Lake Ouachita. He was a "Proud Aggie Pops". Military graveside honors were conducted on Monday October 3, 2016 at 2:00PM at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas Texas. The family suggests that

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• River: Ouachita River
• Surface Area: 40,000 Acres
• Volume: 2,768,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,105 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 50 Feet
• Length: 975 Miles
Lake Ouachita (Pronounced WAH-shi-tah) is a reservoir created by the damming of the Ouachita River by Blakely Mountain Dam.

The Downstream side of Blakely Mountain Dam as photographed from the river in July 25, 2009
Blakely Mountain Dam was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1948 to 1953 for hydroelectric power, recreation, water supply and wildlife conservation. The dam is 231 feet tall, 1,100 feet long at the crest, and is capable of 75 megawatts.
The lake is located near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Lake Ouachita is the largest lake completely in Arkansas, as the larger Bull Shoals Lake extends into Missouri. Lake Ouachita has over 690 miles (1,110 km) of shoreline and over 40,000 acres (16,000 ha) of water. 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 Hot Springs a popular tourist getaway.
Lake Ouachita has many unusual features. One feature by the Corps of Engineers is the Geo-Float Trail, a marked trail which can be followed with a brochure which details prominent geologic features along the route.
Lake Ouachita also features one of the largest crystal veins in the world. Lake Ouachita has rare jellyfish (non-stinging) and sponges found in only very few of the cleanest freshwater lakes.
Scuba divers from all over the world enjoy the underwater experience as well as the special spear fishing season. The original purpose of Lake Ouachita was flood control and hydroelectricity.

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