Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

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.

Activities in Montgomery County, Arkansas

What to do here in Montgomery County, so many to chose from.

Just were to start on this list of activities here in Montgomery County.

First of all there are all the activities associated with Lake Ouachita, boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, scuba diving.  The list just goes on and on.

While in the Mountain Harbor area, stop by the Mountain Harbor Riding Stable for a relaxing ride though the Ouachita Mountains.  Stop by Mountain Harbor Resort and have a wonderful meal overlooking Lake Ouachita.

Then Mountain Biking on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail.  Great place to ride your trail bike or just hike along the new Vista Trail.  For more information on the trail’s web site:

If you like to dig Quartz Crystals or just shop for them, Mount Ida is the place for you.

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