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Aux Arc

Ozark Lake



Aux Arc Campground is situated on Ozark Lake, in the Arkansas River Valley, offering a range of outdoor activities including boating, hiking, picnicking and fishing. Facilities include campsites with hookups, picnic shelters, a dump station, two playgrounds and hot showers. The lake is 36 miles long and its shore is characterized by bluffs, tree lined banks and open farmlands, while the nearby town of Altus features two large wineries with grape vineyards.


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Aux Arc Campground sits on the shores of Ozark Lake in the picturesque Arkansas River Valley.

"Aux Arc" is a name that originated with French explorers when they mapped the territory. The term means "the big bend," describing the bend in the Arkansas River. Over time, the name was simplified to "Ozark," thus the name for Ozark Lake.


Boating, hiking and picnicking are favorites with locals and visitors alike. Anglers find success with both boat and bank fishing, and popular fish species include catfish, bream, crappie and bass.

Public land surrounding the lake yields deer, quail, squirrels, rabbits, dove, wild turkey, ducks and geese for hunting season.


Aux Arc Campground offers spacious, shady campsites with electric and water hookups. Three picnic shelters, with electricity, can be reserved as well. Additional amenities include a dump station, two playgrounds, hot showers and a boat ramp.

Natural Features

Ozark Lake extends 36 miles along the Arkansas River. The shoreline of the lake varies from steep bluffs and tree-lined banks to open farm lands and level fields.

Nearby Attractions

Two of the largest wineries in the state are located in the nearby town of Altus. Here, large grape vineyards reminiscent of the European Rhineland dot the countryside.
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