Lake Hamilton is located in Central Arkansas about an hour away from Little Rock. It’s part of the Hot Spring, Arkansas metropolitan area and the lake itself is a very popular tourist destination in Arkansas as one of the state’s best lakes for recreation and fun. The lake was created in 1932 after the Arkansas Power and Light Company finished construction of the Carpenter Dam on the Ouachita River. The lake is a great spot for swimming, boating, fishing or just beaching it.
On Lake Hamilton, fishing, swimming, and boating activities including jet skiing, water-skiing and tubing are very popular. There are rental options for watercrafts and more at Lake Hamilton as well. The Belle of Hot Springs is a 400-passenger boat that takes people on sightseeing, dinner and booze cruises on the lake. Also on the lake there is Garvan Woodland Gardens, which is a 210-acre lakeshore botanical garden with great scenic views and plant-life. Two of Arkansas’ largest striped bass ever caught have both been in Lake Hamilton, adding extra incentive for fishers. The surrounding area of Hot Springs, Arkansas also offers plenty of activities and attractions that are fun for the whole family. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls water and theme park is located in Hot Springs and is great fun for family. In the area is also the National Park Aquarium where you can see Arkansas’ largest fish and reptile exhibit and also the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo for more fun with wildlife. You can also check out horse racing and gamble in poker games at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming. For a unique, historical experience, check out The Gangster Museum of America where you can learn about the bootleggers, high rollers, and American gangsters that came from all around the country to enjoy the pleasures of Hot Springs and to hide out in central Arkansas. Another great spot to check out is the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, which takes you up 1,200 feet in the air where you can overlook 140 miles of scenery from the Ouachita Mountains. Check out Whitaker Point in the Ozark National Forest for one of the best places in the U.S. to take a selfie.
Lake Hamilton is located in central Arkansas, so it’s right in the middle of everything and there are some great trips you can take outside of Lake Hamilton for an enjoyable day. First, you can take a trip of about an hour drive to Little Rock, which is the state’s capital. Check out the Arkansas Arts Center, Clinton Presidential Library, great food and shopping as well as natural areas like the Arkansas River Trail and Pinnacle Mountain State Park, which are great for walking, biking and hiking. If you’re interested in a one-of-a-kind experience, head to Crater of Diamonds State Park, about an hour away, where visitors can learn about diamonds and rocks found in the area and literally mine for white, brown and yellow diamonds, which are plentiful here. A longer drive will take you to Memphis, Tennessee, which is a lively city with plenty of activities for all age groups.
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You can get around Lake Hamilton and surrounding areas by car. If you didn’t drive in your own vehicle, there are many car rental locations in Hot Springs including Enterprise and Hertz.
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