Where to stay around Lake Ouachita, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 552 vacation rentals near Lake Ouachita. From 255 Houses to 191 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Ouachita for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Ouachita?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Ouachita. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hot Springs: 640 vacation rentals
  • Hot Springs Village: 224 vacation rentals
  • Lake Hamilton: 499 vacation rentals
  • Glenwood: 43 vacation rentals
  • Fountain Lake: 177 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Ouachita! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Ouachita?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Ouachita:

  • Hot Springs: 640 rentals
  • Hot Springs Village: 224 rentals
  • Lake Hamilton: 499 rentals
  • Glenwood: 43 rentals
  • Fountain Lake: 177 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Ouachita?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Ouachita. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Catherine State Park: 637 rentals
  • Lake Ouachita State Park: 648 rentals
  • Crystal Springs Resort: 494 rentals
  • Magic Springs and Crystal Falls: 635 rentals
  • Oaklawn Park: 637 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Ouachita listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

When you wanna get away from it all... and we mean it all

Situated inside Ouachita National Forest, this glittering namesake lake is the area's prized jewel. Featuring watersports, hiking, and historic springs, spending a night in a Lake Ouachita vacation rental means so many outdoor activities to enjoy, you might have trouble fitting them all in. With the right amout of planning, we trust you'll be able to start your day on a boat, end on horseback, and maybe even go snorkeling somewhere in between. But don't worry, no one will judge you if you'd rather just hole up in a hammock with a good book and a better view, either.

DEF count us in for that party barge, thanks

Enjoying Lake Ouachita solo is certainly possible, but the local rangers are willing to take you on almost any guided experience possible. Whether it's a party barge on the lake, a guided hike, or a living history demonstration, the team can show you all the area has to offer. The programs are perfect for families, as the rangers are particularly well-equipped for educational programs. Whether you join a group for birdwatching, or set off on horseback on your own, cap your day off with your feet up by the fire of your Lake Ouachita vacation rental for pure perfection.

Arkansas's largest lake in Arkansas's largest national park

As the oldest and largest national forest in the US, Ouachita National Park serves as an outdoor, interactive museum in itself. Living history demonstrations are regularly presented to help teach visitors about the area, culture, and sustainability. Aside from the endless activities that bring travelers from near and far, Lake Ouachita -- the largest lake in Arkansas -- also neighbors the town of Hot Springs, home of the historic Hot Springs National Park. Also nearby is Mount Ida, famous for its quartz crystal mines and rock shops.

Cold in winter, hot in summer... just as suspected

The weather in Lake Ouachita and the surrounding national park is relatively mild year-round. Winters bring the coldest months, hovering around the high 30s and low 40s, with snow a rarity. The shoulder seasons are responsible for the most rain, though thanks to its shallow waters, the lake's temperature rarely shifts by much. The summer is the most attractive time to book your Lake Ouachita vacation rental, when it seems that everyone in Arkansas flocks to the shores to dip their toes in the clear, blue water.

Look to the skies for birds and butterflies

Along with providing thousands of acres of land for tons of species of wild animals to call home, Lake Ouachita also sits under the famed Mississippi River flyway. This makes it the perfect stop for anyone eager to see the millions of butterflies and birds who migrate through each year. The lake is also home to a huge variety of fish, and the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park are sure to cross paths with the other critters who call this national forest their home.