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History of Lake Hamilton


Lake Hamilton was created in 1932 when the Arkansas Power and Light Company completed Carpenter Dam on the Ouachita River to generate electricity. Today, the 7,460-acre impoundment is one of Arkansas's most popular recreational and residential lakes. Much of it is surrounded with condominiums, resorts, motels, restaurants and private homes. Lake Hamilton is located in Hot Springs National Park. The rare natural features of Hot Springs National Park were first protected when Congress declared the area a "reservation" in 1832, some 40 years before Yellowstone became the world's first national park.  From prehistoric natives forward, people have been using the hot springs for therapeutic baths for millennia. To replace earlier wooden structures susceptible to fire, a row of luxurious stone and masonry bathhouses was constructed in the early 1900's along Downtown Central Avenue of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Now the Bathhouse Row structures are part of a National Historic Landmark District and represent the grandest collection of such bathhouses in North America. While preserving an array of 47 hot springs and their watershed, the park provides hiking trails, scenic drives, camping and picnic areas.

HOT SPRINGS and LAKE HAMILTON is one of Arkansas's top tourist destinations.

The HSMLS Data on this site was last updated: 2017-07-25.

Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.


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Chuck Carelock | TradeMark Real estate | Phone: 501-538-5685 | chuckcarelock@gmail.com
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
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