Lake Living in Arkansas

Explore crystal clear bays and hidden coves during a houseboating weekend on Lake Ouachita.
Farrah Austin
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Meg McKinney Simle

Sunday--Resting on the Water
Revel in your last full day on the lake with a guided fishing expedition. Guides pick you up at your houseboat and take you to the best spots to score striped bass. Call Wayne Crumpton at (501) 767-3422 or John T. Hall at (501) 767-1468. You must have a fishing license, which is available through the state; call 1-800-364-4263.

Afterward, when the sun sets a bit, climb into the hot tub on deck for some rest and relaxation. There's nothing like viewing the stars from your own watery oasis.

Monday--Last Excursion
After checkout at 9 a.m., savor your lake life over biscuits and gravy ($1.39) at Granny's Kitchen in Hot Springs. Then enjoy a final water rendezvous at one of the many hot and cold springs downtown. Refreshing and pure, these fountains bubble up enough good stuff for visitors to bottle and take home.

This article is from the August 2003 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.