Part of our mission at Lake Ouachita State Park is to provide access to Lake Ouachita, which is filled with many wonderful natural resources.
One of the most unique sights – a huge roost of purple martins – is only visible for a small portion of the year. From mid-July to mid-August, thousands of purple martins flock to a small island on the lake to gather and rest before continuing their migration to South America for the winter.
In this short video, join Park Interpreter Jenn Menge for a virtual boat ride out to this small island. See flocks of birds fill the sky and hear the flapping of thousands of wings. This sight, along with a beautiful sunset, is one Lake Ouachita experience you can’t miss.
The park offers full-service housekeeping cabins, more primitive camper cabins, and a variety of campsites to make your Lake Ouachita State Park visit a comfortable and relaxing nature vacation. Visit our website and book your reservations!