Brady Mountain Day-Use Area delights visitors with its family-friendly facility, fabulous views and idyllic placement on Arkansas's Lake Ouachita. The lake attracts visitors who come for the crystal clear waters and bountiful fishing opportunities.
Click here for the Lake Ouachita Virtual Tour.
The Day-Use Pavilion has electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and lighting. Other amenities include a bathroom facility, a swim beach, and a boat ramp.
Brady Mountain Campground Area A (Campsites 66-77), the Corps Boat Ramp, Pavilion, and Overflow Parking will be closed July 30, 2023 at 10:00 PM. All will re-open March 1, 2024 at 9:00 AM. These areas will be closed for the Michels Corporation to construct and launch a work barge crane with a temporary rail system, in conjunction with the City of Hot Springs’ water intake structure project.
All reservations must be made through recreation.gov.
No off-road vehicles allowed.
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Lake Ouachita sits in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park.
The lake stems from the Ouachita River and boasts 692 miles of shoreline with 178 islands.
Head to Hot Springs National Park and enjoy a traditional bath or modern spa experience with the natural spring water.
A unique way to explore the lake is to follow the Geo-Float Trail, coined as the first water-based interpretive trail included in the National Trails System. The self-guided boat tour leads visitors on a 16-mile trip to see incredible geologic features as it stretches from the Spillway Recreation Area to Brady Mountain Recreation Area.
Hikers enjoy the scenic land-based nature trail accessible from the campground. Boating, fishing and scuba diving among the remains of the flooded mountain valley are also popular here.
110 BRADY MOUNTAIN OVERLOOK ROYAL AR 71968
For campground inquiries, please call: 501-767-2101