Tag Archives: Ouachita

A broad subject that covers the Ouachita Mountains, Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita and Lake Ouachita State Park, and don’t forget the Ouachita River. (It’s pronounced “Wash-It-Taw”, in case you were struggling with that.)

Ouachita River Whitewater Park

Ouachita Whitewater Park - 4-2017

The Ouachita River Whitewater Park is about a half-hour drive from where I live in Hot Springs – and I had no idea it was there until I saw it on a map (like the one below).

Located in Rockport / Malvern AR near the Hwy 30 overpass, it has nice paved walking trails both at the edge of the Ouachita River and above it; picnic tables; restrooms; covered pavilion; a boat ramp & more – and you can fish or play in the river if you want!

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Hawks School Interior

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Hawks School - Ava AR

Hawks School – Ava, AR

Some interior views of the historic Hawks School, which you can learn more about in this post.

Of course these are HDR photos, and forgive me for finally allowing the “psychedelic grunge” look to win over the more subtle effect I usually go for. In this case, my options were murky colors verses radioactive ones!

I’d love to stand in this place during a rainstorm – with all of that turquoise & green paint and water running down the windows, it would feel like the inside of a giant fishbowl…

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