Lakes & Beaches

The 11 Hot Springs Village lakes, 3 beaches and 2 full-service marinas are awesome! Boat, swim, kayak, snorkel, fish, paddle or simply unwind lake side. Balboa Marina offers boat, kayak and paddle board rentals as well as live bait and tackle supplies. Balboa Beach, Cortez Beach and DeSoto Beach offer picnic tables and grills. Waypoint Marina offers paddle boat, kayak and pontoon boat rentals as well as coffee, breakfast and sandwiches. Nearby regional lakes include Lake Hamilton, Lake DeGrey, Lake Catherine & Lake Ouachita.

Lake Balboa & Balboa Beach

Lake Balboa & Balboa Beach

Lake Balboa is the largest lake in Hot Springs Village, coming in at 944 acres. It`s a great place to enjoy fishing, swimming and water sports of all kinds. Enjoy the balmy days of spring relaxing on the lake`s sandy beach, cook dinner on a nearby grill and get ready for a great time. Lake Balboa`s boat ramp is located off Ponce de Leon Drive. Balboa Beach is located off Ponce de Leon Drive. It has a sand beach with two shelters, picnic tables and grills that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Restrooms are available. www.BalboaMarinaHSV.com on Lake Balboa offers boat rentals, kayak, paddle boat and paddle board rentals, sunset cruises, snacks, refreshments, deli and a Tiki bar.
Location: 480 Ponce de Leon Drive, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
Phone: 501-922-3435
Lake Cortez & Cortez Beach

Lake Cortez & Cortez Beach

Lake Cortez offers fishing, swimming and other water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding. Gather at the picnic area, pavilion or gazebo. The lake`s boat ramp is located off Carmona Road. Cortez Beach is located off Sereno Lane. Relax and enjoy the sandy beach, pavilion, grills, restrooms and picnic tables. The shaded area provides an ideal spot for picnics or relaxing.
Lake DeSoto & DeSoto Beach

Lake DeSoto & DeSoto Beach

Lake DeSoto is a great place to fish for bass, crappie and other sport fish. Go for a stroll on one of the nearby trails. The lake`s boat ramp is located on Marina Drive off DeSoto Blvd. DeSoto Beach is located off Seville Lane. It provides a wide view of activities on Lake DeSoto. The large beach has pea gravel, picnic tables and is grill ready for seasonal enjoyment. www.BasecampAR.com at Waypoint Marina on Lake DeSoto offers snorkel gear, paddle boards and kayaks for rent as well as a mini cafe with great food and refreshments.
Location: Waypoint Marina, 120 Marina Road, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
Phone: 501-922-5511
Fishing Hot Springs Village Lakes

Fishing Hot Springs Village Lakes

There are fantastic fishing holes throughout Hot Springs Village. An Arkansas fishing license is required for all HSV lakes. The lakes in Hot Springs Village are stocked with bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The fish population is monitored by Game and Fish biologists and additional stockings are done if needed. Ouachita Rod & Gun focuses on bringing people together to celebrate sporting traditions. You`ll find fun, food and fellowship in the great outdoors. It doesn`t matter if you are seasoned by years in the outdoors or just want to meet some new friends. Watch for information on our next big adventure.
Location: Hot Springs Village
Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita

Famous for its pristine water and scenic beauty, Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in the state and one of our closet neighbors with boating, fishing, paddle boarding, spear fishing, scuba diving and camping. The lake has rugged shoreline with lots of islands and hidden coves and is a favorite for bass fishing.
Lake Hamilton

Lake Hamilton

Created in 1932 when the Arkansas Power and Light Co. completed Carpenter Dam on the Ouachita River to generate electricity, Lake Hamilton is a 7,460- popular recreational and residential lake. Hill Wheatley Park, located on the shore, has a popular swim area with a man-made sandy beach, picnic facilities and restrooms. Water-skiing, pleasure boating and fishing are popular Hot Springs attractions on Lake Hamilton and rentals of watercraft and sport accessories are readily available.
Lake DeGrey

Lake DeGrey

As evidenced by its popularity for fishing, camping, swimming, water-skiing and other water sports, the 13,400-acre DeGray Lake is a prime vacation and weekend getaway in west-central Arkansas. Situated among ridges of the Ouachita Mountains and formed by a dam across the Caddo River, the lake has more than 700 campsites, ranging from full hook-ups to primitive, and some 15 boat-launching ramps on its shores. Houseboating, sailing and scuba ping are also popular, as is observing bald eagles that winter on DeGray.