Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita


Site Review by
 Diver Jeff
Date: 12/18/2003


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Diver Jeff Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Reef:    1.00
State:   Arkansas Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.12
About the only shore site on Ouacita is at the dam. However, there is much to see. Once at the bottom of the steps, if you go right, there are underwater stair steps from 30 to 120 feet. At about 60 feet you will begin seeing large trees still standing. If you go left along the rocks of the dam your going to see many types of fish. Perch, catfish, bass, crappie, walleye and occasionally alligator gar. The rocks go down to around 40 feet then turns back to mud bottom. A group from Louisiana recently have sunk many boats, a 4 wheeler and other stuff to see. These are connected with cable so you can pull yourself along to see everything. Diving the dam offers good diving conditions for the novice and experienced. Night diving offers many larger catfish coming up for a quick meal of perch or crawfish. The water temperature in the fall (Sept-Oct) is 75 degrees. Vis is usually very good for a fresh water lake. You can rent a boat at the Lake Ouachita State Park. If you do, e-mail me for some unbelievable dive sites only a few minutes away from the park by boat. I have dove this lake for 12 years. It's the best lake in Arkansas by far. Safety & blue skies…    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2003
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    1.00
Surf:    1.00

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