Entergy and the Dams of Hot Springs

Lake Catherine Lake Catherine is a small 1,940-acre lake nestled in the Ouachita Mountains. It is one of the five popular Diamond Lakes located in West-Central Arkansas near the city of Hot Springs. It was created in 1924 with the construction of the Remmel Dam on the Ouachita River. The Remmel Dam was constructed by […]

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Situated on the shoreline of Lake Hamilton is the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens. It is a beautiful 210-acre botanical garden that is also a department of the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas that encompasses four and a half miles of the shoreline of the lake. It operates as a non-profit organization wherein […]

Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in Arkansas. It was created through the creation of the Blakely Mountain Dam in 1952 to provide hydroelectric power to the State of Arkansas. The word Ouachita comes from the French spelling of the Indian word “Washita” that means “big hunt” or “good hunting grounds”. It has over 40,000 […]

Ouachita Mountains

The Ouachita Mountains (referred to as The Ouachitas) are a mountain range located at West –Central Arkansas and Southeastern Oklahoma, which houses the Ouachita National Park. It is one of the six natural divisions of Arkansas and is characterized by its folded ridges and valleys formed by Paleozoic Rocks. It is generally considered as a […]