Brady Mountain Recreation Area


Brady Mountain is a located on Lake Ouachita (the clearest lake in Arkansas) and features 74 campsites BUT no water ? at the campsite. There is Potable water located through out park but you may have to walk a distance since many do not work so plan accordingly. The sites offer concrete table, fire ring, pedestal grill, lantern post and shade available. Amenities include flush toilets(bathrooms are clean but no soap), showers, boat ramp, playground, hiking trails, pavilion, picnic area, amphitheater, trailer dump station, swim ??‍♂️ beach, fish cleaning station, handicap accessible site (# 59). 50 amp sites available.

Campsite 39. We recommend staying in the B loop.

This is a beautiful park and campground if you are planning on visiting the south side of Lake Ouachita. The campground is just 20 miles or so, west of Hot Springs, Arkansas so a visit to the magical Hot ? Springs National Park for a soak in the Springs is recommended. There are plenty of trees for shade and plenty of things to do, including some of the best hiking trails on the lake. The swim beach is a very nice touch to the campground and can be used for day-use as well.

Swim area at Brady Mountain Recreation Area

Arkansas’s largest lake, Lake Ouachita offers 40,000 acres of clear(well if the sun is hitting correctly you can see 8 feet but not clear), clean water surrounded by the scenic Ouachita National Forest. We were recommended to rent a boat and find Hotel Island ? which has caves that one can explore. Swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and fishing are enjoyed here. Bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass, and largemouth bass can be caught in open waters or quiet coves. Choose from a wide variety of day-use areas and overnight accommodations. 

Quick link to Brady Mountain Recreation Area Website

We carried some low country South Carolina shrimp ? with us and a bag of ceasar salad ? to make a nice light meal after a day on the lake. Sometimes after a day in the heat this easy meal hits the spot.

Shrimp ceasar salad

2 thoughts on “Brady Mountain Recreation Area

  1. James/Bob Langley

    My wife and I just returned from Arkansas just at the beginning of this week. They have some beautiful parks there…stayed at Mt. Nebo for a couple of days and then at Mississippi River state park…beautiful place but very isolated. Mt. Nebo was very difficult to get up to it…18% grade with crazy switchbacks…enjoy your views as you move around…be safe! And good traveling!

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