The Ouachita River
The Ouachita River originates at the base of Arkansas's second highest peak, Rich Mountain, in Polk County, in west-central Arkansas and flows 510 miles in a southerly direction to Jonesville, Louisiana where it converges with the Tensas and Little Rivers to form the Black River.   Communities on the river include the Arkansas cities of Hot Springs, Arkadelphia and Camden and the Louisiana cities of Sterlington, Monroe, Columbia, Harrisonburg and Jonesville.

Below are some sites that you might find informative
(The links below will open another window.  Temporarily allowing pop-ups may be required.  Close the window to return to this page.)

Scenic images of the Ouachita River by Glenn Luttrell

The Ouachita - one of "The Great Rivers of America"

Ouachita River on Wikipedia


Upper Ouachita

Lower Ouachita

Hot Springs area lakes
Lake Ouachita  -  Lake Hamilton  -  Lake Catherine

Current and Forecasted River Stages
Ouachita River at Camden, AR

Ouachita River at Felsenthal

Boating in Arkansas  Rules and Regulations

Canoeing the Ouachita


U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service websites
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Current and Forecasted River Stages
Ouachita River at Monroe, LA
Ouachita River at Harrisonburg, LA

History of the River Parishes
A Brief History of the European Settlement of Union Parish Louisiana, 
1540 - 1850

Please come back soon. home page
Images and information about the Ouachita Mtns of Oklahoma and Arkansas
Images and information about the Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma and Arkansas
Coming Soon
Maps and information about trails, recreational and scenic areas of the Ouachitas
Contact the webmaster/photographer for print purchase and other information
Ouachita River commerce yesterday (Capt. Williams and the Belle D'Arbonne) 

              . . .and today
This page was last updated on: 1/30/2024
#220175OULA - c. G. Luttrell
River barge upriver bound
220255OUAR - c. Glenn Luttrell
From a trickling mountain stream,
a mighty river is born.
220020OUAR - c. Glenn Luttrell
The Ouachita River from the bluffs west of Lake Ouachita
620050OULA - c. Glenn Luttrell
The setting sun reflects in the windows of the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, LA
The Ouachita River of Arkansas and Louisiana - one of the Great Rivers of America
This site and all photographic images are Copyright Glenn Luttrell 2001-24 and may not be copied or printed in any manner.  Contact Us for print purchase or other use information.
Click here
for more scenic images by Glenn Luttrell