Tour Guide

Lisa Logan, as featured in Arkansas Water & Woods, Spring 2016

Lisa Logan, as featured in Arkansas Water & Woods, Spring 2016

Ouachita Kayak Tours‘ tour guide, Lisa Logan, is an avid kayaker, outdoor adventurer, and native Arkansan who has paddled every mile of Lake Ouachita’s 700-mile shoreline!

Logan grew up spending summers on Lake Ouachita and has actively kayaked the area for the past 10 years. Through her passion for kayaking, Logan has introduced many friends and family members to the sport.

Kayaker Lisa Logan with her two dogs, paddling Lake Ouachita's shoreline in 2014

Kayaker Lisa Logan with her two dogs, paddling Lake Ouachita’s shoreline in 2014

In 2014, Logan’s love of Lake Ouachita moved her to spend time paddling along and camping on Ouachita’s shoreline – circumnavigating the entire lake by kayak, a journey of over 700 miles. Logan mapped out segments she could complete between working weekend shifts as a respiratory therapist in Hot Springs. Her outings lasted from a few days to weeks at a time, as her schedule permitted, beginning in April and ending in November. During this time, Logan chronicled her adventure on Facebook, see “Ouachita by Kayak”. In December 2014, Arkansas travel blogger Zoie Clift wrote a story about Logan’s adventure for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Ouachita High Country, 2015

Ouachita High Country, 2015

Shortly thereafter, based largely on the overwhelming interest expressed by Logan’s Facebook followers who wanted to paddle along with her, Ouachita Kayak Tours was born when Logan was presented with a unique opportunity to purchase the touring kayaks and gear formerly used by Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters as they retired that portion of their business.

Following a launch party in May 2015, Logan officially began offering kayak tours on Lake Ouachita as a professional guide.

In her first year in business, Logan guided tours for guests from neighboring states such as Texas, Tennessee, and Missouri as well as visitors from as far away as Vermont and Massachusetts.

In addition to guiding tours, Logan continues to explore Lake Ouachita paddling year-round (always with proper gear) as often as she’s able and has begun exploring other nearby lakes as well.

Ouachita Kayak Tours named Favorite Guide Service, 2016 Pinnacle Awards by Arkansas Wild

Ouachita Kayak Tours named Favorite Guide Service, 2016 Pinnacle Awards by Arkansas Wild

In 2016, Ouachita Kayak Tours was voted “Favorite Guide Service” in Arkansas Wild‘s Pinnacle Awards. Logan’s kayaking experience on Lake Ouachita is simply unparalleled. You could not hope for a more experienced, passionate, or fun guide!

Logan’s lifetime love of Lake Ouachita and her passion for paddle sports is plain to see as she guides both new and experienced kayakers alike.

Ouachita Kayak Tours‘s 3rd year in business is just beginning. Logan has already guided a few tours and summer weekends are already filling up.

Full-day and Half-day tours available for Individuals and Groups. No experience necessary. Tours depart from multiple locations. We’ll meet you at the lake! Kayaks and gear provided. You just need to show up with your snacks & sunscreen! Advance Reservations Required! Book Online!