Mountain Pine, Arkansas
September, 2006 – Lake Ouachita State Park, home of Arkansas’ second largest lake, is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. It is well known for its scenic beauty and the clarity of its waters – a 40,000-acre water sports Mecca for swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing. Angling for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers and largemouth bass can be enjoyed in open waters or shady coves. There are great campsites for the largest of RVs to the smallest tent. There are also 7 lakefront cabins that are so popular, they’re usually booked a year in advance.
There’s lots of open waterways for boating, skiing and other water sports.
And there are peaceful places to just relax and enjoy the surrounding greenery of the Ouachita National Forest.
Play volleyball on the lakeshore and then go cool off in the clear waters of the swim beach.
I enjoyed this Water Walk led by one of the Rangers who helped us identify minerals and critters in the lake.
Historic Three Sisters Springs is located in the park. During the mid 1880’s, it was generally accepted that there were healing properties to be found by drinking the water from these springs. Each of these three were thought to have specific remedies for different ailments from diabetes to “Catarrh of the Head” – whatever that is, I don’t want it!
Location/Contact: 5451 Mountain Pine Road; Mountain Pine, AR 71956