At Brady Mountain
Brady Mountain Area on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas provides Launch Ramp, Beaching Area, Corp of Engineers Campground, as well as Cabin Facilities and Restaurant in the Nearby Brady Mountain Resort. The lake at normal power pool extends approximately 30 miles and has a water surface of 40,000 acres. The campground consists of 74 sites, 57 w/electric hookups. Other amenities include a dump station, fish cleaning station, hot showers, boat ramp, playground and a swim beach.
Launching and Beaching
The Brady Mountains Launch Ramp is a very busy facility. You can float your craft from your trailer and then float to the area between the launch ramp and the swim beach for rigging. At this time this is not a sandy beach, so use care when beaching as there are small rocks. There are better beaches that you can sail to, out and around the point to the campgrounds, but at this time there is no launch area within the campground. The Corp of Engineers Launch Ramp at Brady Mountains is a very busy facility, and can be a challenge to initially sail out of the narrow channel, but ultimately presents the largest open area of the lake.
Camping and Lodging
RV and Tent Camping is available in the U.S. Corp of Engineers located near the Launch Ramp. Reserve your campsite here! Cabins are available at the Brady Mountain Resort.
Location: 13 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270, then 6.1 miles north on Brady Mt.. Road.
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Thumbs Up! Brady Mountain Recreation Area provides about all you need. Great Campground or Cabins, several beaches to beach your craft near the campground facility. Ouachita Lake has very clean water and this Launch and Beach Area presents you to the largest expanse of the lake.
Thumbs Down! No beaches have been groomed specifically for beaching a craft, but they can provide adequate beaching if one is careful. Really not too bad considering it is just natural beaches. The Swim areas are roped, so there is no access to sand for beaching at this time.
Map of Area Facilities
Map of Lake and Driving Directions