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Lake Hamilton, AR

Well over 100 miles of shoreline outline Lake Hamilton, a 7,200-acre lake located mid-state, immediately south of Hot Springs. Areas of the lake are developed with residential and commercial properties, while many other areas are natural settings with greenery and rolling hills.

Boat ramps, marinas, rental boats and handicapped-accessible fishing piers are open to the public. Over a dozen popular fish species reside in this fertile fishery. These waters have more fish per acre than any lake in the state. Bass, stripers and wipers get a great deal of attention here, but there is also good fishing for crappie, catfish, trout, walleye, bream and sunfish.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Hamilton in Arkansas.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Hamilton

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Rainbow Trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Stripers

Lake Hamilton Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Salty Dog Boat Rental
Rentals: Pontoon boats
501 525-6400

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Energy Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Lakepark Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Hill Wheatley Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, south side, off Hill Wheatley Park Lane, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Hamilton Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Fish Hatchery Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Treasure Isle Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off Treasure Isle Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.


Hot Springs Marina
301 Lakeland Dr
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
501 525-7776

Click here for a Arkansas Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Hamilton RV Resort - 501 767-4400

Young's Lakeshore RV Resort - 800 470-7875

Treasure Isle RV Park - 501 767-6852

Mill Pond RV Village - 501 525-3959

Leisure Landing RV Park - 501 525-3289

Gulpha Gorge Trail Campground - 501 620-6715

Timbercrest RV & Mobile Home - 501 525-8361

Lake Hamilton AR Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Hamilton
Hot Springs Marina
301 Lakeland Dr
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
501 525-7776


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