Lake Ouachita


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Arkansas Online

Date: 9/13/2017 11:16:00 PM

School Ave., Fayetteville. Tickets: $5-$20. (479) 521-4947. CADDO BEND PADDLE DUATHLON 9 a.m. Sept. 23, Lake Ouachita State Park, 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Entry fee: $50. (501) 815-2383. CARS AND COFFEE 8-10 a.m. third Saturday of the month

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Lake Ouachita State Park 10 Day Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 9/13/2017 5:40:00 PM

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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism announces the appointment of new management team for War Memorial Stadium

Travel PR News

Date: 9/11/2017 5:11:00 AM

Spann says he’s confident that Latch is up for the challenges ahead. Before his last assignment at Mississippi River State Park, he worked at Lake Ouachita and Pinnacle Mountain state parks. “John Latch has demonstrated effective leadership and the

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Cross Lake will host '18 All-American


Date: 9/10/2017 7:31:00 AM

In addition to the six-figure payday, the top boater will also receive an invitation to compete in the Forrest Wood Cup, to be held Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship awards the top team

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FLW Announces 2018 BFL All-American and College Fishing National Championship

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 9/9/2017 3:19:00 AM

In addition to the six-figure payday, the top boater will also receive an invitation to compete for bass fishing’s most coveted prize – the Forrest Wood Cup – held Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Grow your fishing skills and

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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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