Tompkins Bend Day-Use

Lake Ouachita



Tompkins Bend Day-Use Area on Lake Ouachita is a great spot for a family gathering or group retreat, featuring crystal clear waters for recreational activities, and lush forested mountains with a variety of wildlife. The area includes a Day-Use Pavilion with electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and lighting, as well as a bathroom facility, playground, and lake views. Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita National Forest are nearby attractions.


Tompkins Bend Day-Use Area on Lake Ouachita, is a great spot to getaway for the day. The combination of lush mountain scenery and wildlife, make this quiet location an ideal place for a family gathering, reunion, or group retreat. 

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

Wildlife enthusiasts can find everything from bobcats to black bears and deer in the forested mountains surrounding the lake, and Bald eagles are often spotted in winter.


The Day-Use Pavilion has electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and lighting. Other amenities include a bathroom facility, a playground, and a grassy wooded scenic view.

Natural Features

Lake Ouachita is fed from the cool waters of the Ouachita River in central Arkansas. Surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest, it's crystal waters span over 40,000 acres and extend for 30 miles, making it the largest lake completely in the state of Arkansas.

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. Here, off-roading enthusiasts can take on the Wolf Pen Gap Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System.


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