Lake Ouachita at Buckville, Photo by Daniel Valovich

Lake Ouachita at Buckville, Photo by Daniel Valovich

Buckville Islands

An ideal location for a day of kayaking fun in the sun! Many small islands dot the shoreline offering an easily accessible and safe place to island hop, away from heavy motor boat traffic. Spend the day exploring, swimming and snorkeling, hanging out in a hammock and taking in wide sweeping views of the open lake. When you look out toward the lake from an island at Buckville, the rest of the word slips away. As the horizon line disappears in faded images of islands, water, and soft old mountain tops you’ll find yourself on an island paradise.

Directions: Buckville is located approximately 25 miles West of Hot Springs Village on Lake Ouachita’s North shore. To get there, take Hwy 7 North to 298 W to Buckville Road South, and then follow the signs to the Buckville Use Area.

Camping: The Buckville campground offers several non-reservable primitive campsites, for tent or trailer camping, with a pit toilet, but no power or potable water.

No prior kayaking experience is necessary. Safety and instructional training are provide at the beginning of each tour as needed. Advanced reservations are required! Book Online!