Gear up to catch bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish (crappie) in Hot Springs Village lakes. Local marinas offer boat rentals, live bait and fishing tackle. Jimmy C. Barnes offers a half-day or full-day fishing charter; call 501-620-0732. Or launch your fishing kayak from Coronado, DeSoto or Balboa Boat ramp to reel in lake fun.
Lake DeSoto & WayPoint Marina
Lake DeSoto has a marina and beach area. The marina, located off DeSoto Boulevard, offers non-covered slip rentals as well as boat, canoe, kayak, paddle board and paddle boat rentals. DeSoto Beach, off Seville Lane, has picnic tables and grills as well as access to walking trails.
120 Marina Drive
Hot Springs Village has 11 recreation lakes, two-full service marinas and three beaches. Enjoy an afternoon water skiing, kayaking, fishing, sunbathing or simply gather with friends for a lunch in a lakeside pavilion.
Lake Ouachita, famous for its pristine water and great bass fishing, is the largest lake in the state and one of Hot Springs Village’s closest neighbors with boating, fishing, paddle boarding, spear fishing, scuba diving and camping. Explore Lake Ouachita’s rugged shorelines, islands and hidden coves by kayak or take a guided boat tour.
Lake Hamilton, in Hot Springs, and Lake DeGray, in Bismarck, offer boating, fishing, jet skiing, camping, dining cruises, horseback riding and more.
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Lake Balboa is the largest lake in Hot Springs Village. The beach area has fine sand with shelters, additional picnic tables and grills available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Balboa Pavilion will seat up to 300 people and has a public announcement system, picnic tables, restrooms, grills and a fireplace. It’s a good venue for events with its proximity to the beach area, large parking area, boat ramp and marina.
The Balboa Marina offers boat rentals and snacks. It has both covered and non-covered slip rentals on a permanent or part-time basis as well as bait and tackle supplies. Be sure to ask about the sunset tours and enjoy refreshments at the new Tiki bar.
480 Ponce de Leon Drive
RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village offers a large selection of real estate spread across 26,000+ acres of Ouachita Mountains.
The area’s natural beauty: Breathtaking vistas, blossoming forest and gleaming lakes, combined with its mild climate, reasonable property taxes and low cost of living makes it the perfect place to call home. Available real estate spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes ranges from golf-front to lake-front, mountain-view or wooded. RE/MAX offers an assortment of quality property lots for sale and long-term rental properties too.
Hot Springs Village proper, located in west central Arkansas, just 20 minutes from historic Hot Springs and 45 minutes from Little Rock, offers a gated environment encompassing 9 golf courses, 11 lakes, 30+ miles of natural trails, 2 full-service marinas, fitness center, pickleball, tennis center, dog park, 3 beaches, performing arts, farmer’s market and much more.
The Lake boat ramp off Murillo Way has picnic tables and grills. Anglers Island, near the boat ramp, provides a quiet spot for fishing or relaxing. A trailhead to Lake Coronado Boat Ramp Trail includes a paved path to the island. Boat slip rentals are available through the Balboa Marina and are located on Lake Coronado behind the Coronado Fitness Center at 160 Ponderosa Lane.
Lake Cortez offers a picnic area, pavilion, gazebo and boat ramp off Carmona Road. The Cortez Pavilion may be rented for social gatherings or events. It accommodates around 175 people with picnic tables, grills, restrooms, public announcement system and a rock fireplace. Cortez Beach is a popular swimming and sunbathing spot with shaded picnic areas located off Sereno Lane.
11 Lakes, 3 Beaches & 2 Marinas in Hot Springs Village