Bismarck is surrounded by
rugged mountains that offer beautiful vistas, lakes and vacation
sites. These attractions are among the many reasons vacationers
return to the Hot Springs area Ouachita (Washitaw) Mountain region
year after year.
Hike the nature trails of
Hot Springs National Park and enjoy the vistas from the
mountaintops in the rugged backcountry of the Ouachita National
Visitors enjoy the
relaxing and famous thermal baths of the resort city of Hot
Springs. Five crystal clear lakes, known as the "Diamond
Lakes," lure tourists who love water and beautiful scenery.
The largest, Lake Ouachita has full service luxury accommodations
and houseboat rentals are available at DeGray Lake and Lake
Ouachita. Golf, fishing, hiking, boating and swimming can all be
pursued here. Rockhounds will also find themselves right at home
at an unusual "crater" where you can search for real
diamonds and keep any you find, or find quality quartz crystals at
one of the mines found in the region.