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- June 28, 2017 at 9:50 am #60901
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.
Also our phone number should you need more or just want to chat about it. 479.243.5450
harm & bett
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am #60928
Here it is folks, the first photo from “CAMP FOOD STAMP” 2017 . We are boondocking on lake Ouachita !
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 !
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm #60994
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 !
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)June 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm #61000
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
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12June 29, 2017 at 10:30 am #61075
Boondocking chores. Picnic table scrub and bleach water rinse.
Because you just never know if someone may have cleaned fish there !
The link below is to a very brief look at the process.June 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm #61084
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 !
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.
1 user thanked author for this post.June 29, 2017 at 1:43 pm #61087
You will know that you are getting close when you see this sign !June 30, 2017 at 6:31 am #61153
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.
Mike and Elizabeth Smith
Snow Lake Shores, MS
2016 Ford F150 3.5 EB, max tow (20,900 miles pulling Ollie since Sept 2016)June 30, 2017 at 7:27 am #61162
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.
Pete & "Bosker". TV - '18 F150 Super-cab Fx4; RV - "The Wonder Egg"; '08 Elite, Hull Number 014.
Travel blog of 1st 10 years' wanderings - http://www.peteandthewonderegg.blogspot.comJuly 1, 2017 at 7:13 am #61306
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 !
1 user thanked author for this post.July 1, 2017 at 9:17 am #61312
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.
Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4July 1, 2017 at 9:54 am #61321
Steve & Tali, you guys are in a mighty pretty place !
Here is the boat just before we dumped it in the lake.July 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm #61441
Camp Food Stamp 2017 the surface of lake Ouachita is like glass this morning ! A cool morning around the campfire sipping on coffee.July 3, 2017 at 11:35 am #61606
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 and Carol
2014 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi
2014 Legacy Elite II Standard Hull 63July 3, 2017 at 11:48 am #61609
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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