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Old 04-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Lake Ouachita Arkansas

I am looking for a marina that has easy access and is launch frinedly (even ramps). I would prefer to stay on the south side of the lake along 270. I was looking at Denby point for a day stay and launch, anyone been to this area?

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Old 04-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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I don't have a boat so I can not comment on the launch, but I have stayed in several of the state parks in that area and they are very nice. Have you looked at Lake Catherine State Park as well? It was one of the nicest ones we have stayed in.
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We stayed in Lake Catherine state park last year.. So pretty.. With the big trees! They had a boat launch and rentable boats.
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We are in Lake Catherine SP this weekend and it's one of our favorite parks including the National Parks. We did a day trip up to Lake Dardanelle SP today to check it out because we have reservations for July. It's the most spectacular SP we've seen in Arkansas and could easily become our new favorite, and it's only a couple of hours further than Lake Catherine. Lake Quachita is very nice, but is very popular and may be difficult to book.
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Thanks for the information on lake catherine, I will definately look into this park. This will be my first time in the area and I am looking forward in seeing this country.
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If you can swing a trip around the last of October, you can catch a gorgeous color change. It's not the Northeast, but it's gorgeous and won't cost you an arm and a leg for gas to get there.

BTW, all of the Arkansas State Parks that are on lakes have good ramps and courtesy docks. Corps of Engineers control the lakes and under agreement with the parks department, keep the lakes at a certain level durin tourist season, something umheard of in Texas.
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We just got back from Petit Jean. It is a little further north but it was by far my favorite so far.....lake Ouachita is also fun if you like to dig for quartz. Close to the big self dig mines.
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I too really like Petit Jean State Park Arkansas. It's one of our favorite parks. But, if you are a boater, this is not a park for you.

We also enjoyed Lake DeGray State Park Arkansas.
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We just got in from Degray Lake SP. Nice place and beautiful lake. We ran over to Catherine Lake SP to check it out and plan on going back this summer. Didn't make it to Ouchita this time.
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[QUOTE=Bob Landry;70949]If you can swing a trip around the last of October, you can catch a gorgeous color change. It's not the Northeast, but it's gorgeous and won't cost you an arm and a leg for gas to get there.

BTW, all of the Arkansas State Parks that are on lakes have good ramps and courtesy docks. Corps of Engineers control the lakes and under agreement with the parks department, keep the lakes at a certain level durin tourist season, something umheard of in Texas.[/QUOTE]



Now that is unbelievable! I wish we had that here as well. That makes us "Texas, the NOT so friendly state". I also didn't know there were quartz mines around there as well, I may have to tack on an extra day on the trip.
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