Ozark Lake - Ark.Riv.Nav.Sys

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Ozark Lake - Ark.Riv.Nav.Sys

Arkansas

(479) 968-5008

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Overview

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. Many outdoor activities offer excellent recreational opportunities. The fertile waters of the Arkansas River, which forms Ozark Lake, offers unlimited fishing opportunities. All game fish native to Arkansas are in abundance here. Visitors to Ozark Lake can also enjoy hiking, and the public land surround Ozark Lake is open for hunting during season. Popular game includes deer, quail, squirrels, rabbits, dove, wild turkey, ducks and geese.

Nine parks located along the banks of Ozark Lake offer modern amenities such as boat launching ramps, campgrounds, restroom facilities, and picnic areas.

Map of Ozark Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 35.473882, -93.809338

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Activities

  • Boating

    Ozark Lake has miles of navigable waters for boaters to enjoy. Numerous boat launch ramps are located long the lake.

  • Camping

    Several campgrounds are located along the lake, many with water and electric hook-ups. Most of the campgrounds also have comfort stations with flush toilets and hot showers.

  • Fishing

    The fertile waters of the Arkansas River, which forms Ozark Lake, offers unlimited fishing opportunities. All game fish native to Arkansas are in abundance here. For added variety, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has stocked the lake with striped sea bass and sauger. Fishing is good year round for catfish, bream, crappie, white and largemouth bass. From late fall until early spring, anglers fishing the tailwater immediately below Ozark-Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam and James W. Trimble Lock and Dam can enjoy some of the best sauger fishing in the nation.

  • Hiking

    The River Bluff Trail, located in Reed Mountain Park and Overlook is approximately 7/8 of a mile in length. The trail begins atop the high bluffs overlooking Ozark Lake, Ozark-Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam and the scenic Ozark River Bridge. It winds its way to the base of the bluffs, then makes its way through the forest floor before traveling to the overlook shelter at the top of the bluffs again.

  • Picnicking

    Most of the parks have scenic picnic areas by the lake, and some have reservable group pavilions for special events.

  • RVing

    Several campgrounds are located along the lake, many with water and electric hook-ups. Most of the campgrounds also have comfort stations with flush toilets and hot showers. Dump stations are available at most campgrounds as well.

  • Water Sports

    Facilities are available; please contact the park for more information.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(479) 968-5008

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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