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Betty and I are boondocking at the primitive campground, big fir campground, out on Housley point in Lake Ouachita, Arkansas. Located about 48 miles west of Hot Springs Arkansas, lake Ouachita is about 34 miles long with over 700 miles of shoreline and over one hundred islands. We will be here boondocking and jug fishing using all natural bait, ect.. Our plan is to spend the month enjoying the sounds of Loons across the lake as we sit by the campfire, and as many fish fry's as we can stand.

 

So if it sounds like something you might be interested in, come on by we would enjoy the visit ! Here is a map that shows where we are. Point A is Mount Ida, Arkansas located west of Hot Springs Arkansas on US Hwy. 270. Point B is where we are.

 

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Also our phone number should you need more or just want to chat about it. 479.243.5450

 

harm & bett

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Here it is folks, the first photo from "CAMP FOOD STAMP" 2017 . We are boondocking on lake Ouachita !

 

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We are located about 1/3 of the way down lake Ouachita, with a gentle breeze coming off of the water. Slept with the windows open last night and the fantastic fan on low and it was ever so nice to hear all of the great night sounds coming across the lake !

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That gravel road is a all weather road and plenty wide for two way traffic. Nearby grocery shopping for any last minute items you might need. And, did I mention, camping is free !


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Larry and Betty, thanks for yet another invite we can't do.

Your lake ouchita fish fries ( and fishing methods) are legend.

Hope you have an awesome time. We're thinking of you both.

Sherry and Paul


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Boondocking chores. Picnic table scrub and bleach water rinse.

 

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Because you just never know if someone may have cleaned fish there !

 

The link below is to a very brief look at the process.

 

 

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On our way to the campsite we passed a couple of nice ladies with a farm fresh produce stand. We just could not pass it up !2d95y6wokw2b54s0nc4cexl4d1uhijea.thumb.jpg.fd322b427937bc02224c9379b0011ef4.jpg

 

That roadside produce stand is located just west of Mount Ida on US Hwy 270 just before you turn north on Arkansas 27 when headed towards the boondocking location.

 

 

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You will know that you are getting close when you see this sign !

 

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Sounds fun...hey, Elizabeth!

 

I got a lot of company coming to the house between now and the 4th. After we put things back together, I will talk to her about it. She was asking to get away again, just yesterday.  Meanwhile, I got to uncover the water pump and see what is causing that awful noise every time we use water. Maybe lines vibrating...if so, hope it is somewhere I can get to them.

 

 


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Snow Lake Shores, MS


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There is nothing in the world quite like slipping onto the glassy lake shortly after sunrise, warm cup-a-joe in your hand while Butcherknife passes out the Honey Buns for that sugar high and Captain Mountainborn steers out toward them jugs standing proudly on end with a 26 pound Ictalurus furcatus on the line  just rarin' for a fight.


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0400 hours 7-1-17 a line of thunder showers passed quickly through our part of the Ouachita mountains, cooling things off and sending me scratching for covers while laying in bed listening to natures majesty. First order of business this morning, pump boat bilge to clear rainfall then a hearty breakfast on the lake as we plan the days adventures !

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You know it's a tough life out there mountainborn. But, as they say, somebody's got to do it. You two have fun and be careful out there.

 

I sure do wish I had some of Miss Betty's fried catfish  and hush puppies . That'd be mighty good.

 

We are camped at Colorado National Monument.


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Steve & Tali, you guys are in a mighty pretty place !

 

Here is the boat just before we dumped it in the lake.

 

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Camp Food Stamp 2017 the surface of lake Ouachita is like glass this morning ! A cool morning around the campfire sipping on coffee.

 

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Larry, Shucks, we missed out on your invitation a couple years ago, due to weather and delays you encountered getting back from your tour, plus we had some electrical problems that took us to the plant instead. Now we just moved to VA and trying to get settled in. Will look forward to it another time.

 

Stan


Stan and Carol


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Hey Stan ! I understand, life has a way of doing that alright.

 

We caught six nice catfish this morning but lost two trying to land them. Four good ones in the live box.


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Eating good in the neighborhood !

 

Camp food stamp 2017. Turnip greens, purple hull peas, mashed potatoes and Dutch oven meatloaf. All cooked over a open campfire.

 

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Got my mouth watering. Betty is just amazing with her Dutch oven.

Hope you two are having a great time on the lake.

Sherry

 


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