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Old 07-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Lake Ouachita, Ark.

We're taking our Vibe to this state park in September and were curious about the elevation. Our current TV is a Kia Sorento. Also - we have site #25 and were told by the office that the lake is just a short walk down the hill so we'll be able to put in our kayaks. Can anyone confirm? Thanks
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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There is a Lake Oachita in Arkansas, AR, you typed AK which is Alaska. May want to clarify to get the right formation.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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We're taking our Vibe to this state park in September and were curious about the elevation. Our current TV is a Kia Sorento. Also - we have site #25 and were told by the office that the lake is just a short walk down the hill so we'll be able to put in our kayaks. Can anyone confirm? Thanks
It's not too bad at all going to Hot Springs, and just northwest to Lake Ouachita....as far as the main roads and elevation. You want have any problems in the least getting there from the south.

What route were you going to take to get there?

BTW, Lake Ouachita is a great clean lake. There are no houses allowed on it, which helps keep it clean. A lot of scuba divers go there too.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Looks like a great place to go. We might just try it in the spring for our 40th anniversary trip. Have fun!
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Never stayed at the State Park but many times at Brady Mountian. You should not have any trouble. I used to pull a Coleman Cheyenne with a Nissan Quest there. You will be fine, just hope your A/C works!
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we have site #25 and were told by the office that the lake is just a short walk down the hill so we'll be able to put in our kayaks. Can anyone confirm? Thanks
Looking at their campground map, it appears there is a boat launch very near your campsite.

http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/im...uachita-05.pdf

Here is also a personal website with pics, where someone stayed in campsite #26, that may help you from their description.

http://www.maliasmiles.com/ar/ouachitacamps.htm
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Thanks, wmtire, I'd missed that boat launch nearby. We were planning on coming up 70 to 155(i think) as it looks like the most direct route to us.

Will it really still be that hot at the end of September? I was hoping for some nice cool Fall weather by then.

Thanks for your replies! You've eased my mind.
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Fall around here is about Mid Oct or later. Been Modern gun hunting week before Thanksgiving and the leaves are still green. Will keep my fingers crossed for ya. I live about an hour from there.
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Thanks, wmtire, I'd missed that boat launch nearby. We were planning on coming up 70 to 155(i think) as it looks like the most direct route to us.

Will it really still be that hot at the end of September? I was hoping for some nice cool Fall weather by then.

Thanks for your replies! You've eased my mind.
Your welcome. I really like the Hot Springs area. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in June, and are planning a return trip to most likely Lake Ouachita. If I go there before your trip, I'll scope out your site for you and let you know.

Being in North Louisiana, we usually get our first good cool snap in the late part of September, first of October. Hot Springs should be close to that same timing. It's not cold weather, just cooler weather (non 100+ days). I think you will be comfortable on your trip, and probably not too hot. Could be mid to high 80's during the day......but you never can predict the weather all the way. I don't think you will have to worry about snow at that time.
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Well, since we'll probably still be in the upper 90s-100s here it will be heavenly to be in the high 80s.
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