Fishing, hiking, and Bald Eagles at Lake Ouachita
Lake Ouachita State Park is home to one of the best fishing lakes in Arkansas and an all around beautiful place to spend a Saturday. Even is you're not an avid angler, this 40,000-acre man-made lake is consistently ranked as one of the cleanest lakes in the United States and you have plenty of spots for swimming, boating, and water-skiing.
First things first: boating. There's a marina at lake Ouachita where you can rent boats ranging from kayaks and canoes to full-on party barges if you're in a big group. Like all Arkansas state parks, the prices for daily boat rentals are unbelievably good. The marina also sells bait if you're looking to try your luck at a freshwater bass or catfish.