Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is an un-surfaced hiking and mountain biking trail winding along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. Being developed by volunteers in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Forest Service, plans call for the trail to extend 35 to 40 miles along the shore, connecting private resorts and public campground before finally linking up with the Charlton Trail to the east.
Parking is provided at each trailhead.Hikers and bikers travel up, down, and along mountain slopes through a mixed hardwood and pine forest opening up at several places to breathtaking views of the lake. Beautiful displays of wildflowers await during the spring and summer months. Eagle Vista provides a glorious opportunity to view the Bald Eagles in the winter. Along the trail pits left by quartz and silver speculators, an old cattle dip, and the remains of a moonshiner’s still are evidence of the area’s colorful history. Strategically placed benches allow hikers to take a break and enjoy the view.