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Spillway (Lake Ouachita)

Lake Ouachita



Spillway Recreation area is a part of Lake Ouachita located 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. It offers shoreline fishing, a swim beach, boat ramp and access to the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Visitors can also take advantage of the nearby attractions such as Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita National Forest.


Spillway Recreation area is tucked away in a small cove of Lake Ouachita. The day-use area offers shoreline fishing access, swim beach, restroom, boat ramp, reservable pavilion and access to the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT). The LOViT trail is a 40 mile long trail system that meanders along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. The area is also home to Echo Canyon Resort and Marina. 


Water skiers, jet skiers and anglers can all enjoy the crystal clear waters of the lake, while hikers enjoy the location on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT), which meanders across the south end of the lake. 

Natural Features

Lake Ouachita is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The pool is fed by the cool waters of the Ouachita River and extends about 30 miles over 40,000 surface acres.

Nearby Attractions

Head to Hot Springs National Park and discover how it earned the nickname, "The American Spa." Or take a scenic drive through the 1.8 million-acres of Ouachita National Forest.


This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (501) 767-2101.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Lake Ouachita
Stephens Park Day-Use
Lake Ouachita
Stephens Park
Lake Ouachita
1.4mi 100%
Brady Mountain Day-Use
Lake Ouachita
Brady Mountain
Lake Ouachita
3.0mi 100%
Crystal Springs (Ar) Day-Use
Lake Ouachita
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