+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 78

Thread: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

  1. #1
    Champ rabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    3,444

    Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Last summer we spent a week on Lake Hamilton in Arkansas. It was the best vacation we ever took and the kids have asked that we do a similar trip this year.

    I will be pulling the boat and would like to keep the drive under 6 hrs. We ski, so i dont want a lake with stumps ie Claiborne or toledo etc.

    Want a condo with slip and restrants/bars on the water.

    Anyone have an opion on Lake Conroe in TX?
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Dawg Adamant Argument Czar Guisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond reputeGuisslapp has a reputation beyond repute Guisslapp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    In your mind and under your skin
    Posts
    17,614

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead, Lake Havasu, Lake Travis.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator PawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond repute PawDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    45,249

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by rabiddawg View Post
    Last summer we spent a week on Lake Hamilton in Arkansas. It was the best vacation we ever took and the kids have asked that we do a similar trip this year.

    I will be pulling the boat and would like to keep the drive under 6 hrs. We ski, so i dont want a lake with stumps ie Claiborne or toledo etc.

    Want a condo with slip and restrants/bars on the water.

    Anyone have an opion on Lake Conroe in TX?
    Thanks!
    Hamilton or DeGray are both very nice.

    Caney is a great spot, but they don't have the food and beverages on the lake.
    "eye fo an eye and toof fo a toof" - Idiot in Missouri

  4. #4
    Champ rabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    3,444

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Guis, appreciate the suggestions but i am not pulling a boat to arizona or nevada

    Md, my wife wants to get out of la and we did hamilton last year. I tried talking her into staying in LA because north la has some beautiful lakes but LA isnt a vacation to her

    I just want to make sure there are more thsn one "bait stand" on the water where ever we go.

  5. #5
    Champ ITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond reputeITdrummer has a reputation beyond repute ITdrummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Shreveport, LA
    Posts
    7,229

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    Hamilton or DeGray are both very nice.

    Caney is a great spot, but they don't have the food and beverages on the lake.
    I concur about De Gray. Beautiful water.



  6. #6
    Super Moderator PawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond repute PawDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    45,249

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by rabiddawg View Post
    Guis, appreciate the suggestions but i am not pulling a boat to arizona or nevada

    Md, my wife wants to get out of la and we did hamilton last year. I tried talking her into staying in LA because north la has some beautiful lakes but LA isnt a vacation to her

    I just want to make sure there are more thsn one "bait stand" on the water where ever we go.
    Table Rock.

    Save the gas by not pulling a boat and just rent one up there.
    "eye fo an eye and toof fo a toof" - Idiot in Missouri

  7. #7
    Champ rabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    3,444

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    We passed by degray last summer and it appears not as developed (which is a good thing). However, the restraunts, hangouts etc are nice when on this type of vacation.

    Almost every weekend you will find my boat on a small, not crowded lake in NE LA. On vacation we look for more stuff to do.

  8. #8
    Champ glm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond reputeglm47 has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    The Twilight Zone
    Posts
    6,185

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    Table Rock.

    Save the gas by not pulling a boat and just rent one up there.
    Good choice, I have family in that area and love it. Plus I get to pick at the piggie fans.

    Tahoe ain't bad either.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator Tech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond repute Tech77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Beautiful Lake Claiborne
    Posts
    18,086

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by rabiddawg View Post
    We passed by degray last summer and it appears not as developed (which is a good thing). However, the restraunts, hangouts etc are nice when on this type of vacation.

    Almost every weekend you will find my boat on a small, not crowded lake in NE LA. On vacation we look for more stuff to do.
    For what you are describing, it is hard to beat Hamilton.
    Good old Memorial Gym

  10. #10
    Super Moderator PawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond repute PawDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    45,249

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech77 View Post
    For what you are describing, it is hard to beat Hamilton.
    Yep. Plus, Hamilton has the rope swing tree.
    "eye fo an eye and toof fo a toof" - Idiot in Missouri

  11. #11
    Progressive King of 2011 Dawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond repute Dawgpix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Western Ouachita Parish
    Posts
    19,257

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    Yep. Plus, Hamilton has the rope swing tree.
    Used to have jumping off Ark. 7 South bridge. Then they built a new bridge and you can't climb to the top from the water.
    Louisiana Tech University
    Flagship of the University of Louisiana System

  12. #12
    Champ rabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    3,444

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    We loved hamilton and may end up back there. We are told that conroe' water level is low now causing issues parking the boat at the condo/houses. Evidently there are very few floating docks and you need a ladder to get out of your boat.

  13. #13
    Champ LABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant futureLABulldog has a brilliant future
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Monroe
    Posts
    1,048

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    How about Lake Ouachita? I know the lake is beautiful but know nothing about lodges (or condos) and restraurants. The times I've been we've always stayed in the campgrounds.

  14. #14
    Champ rabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond reputerabiddawg has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    3,444

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    I dont know if ouachita has the extras hamilton offers. Ouachita is surrounded by the ouachita national forrest. Hamilton is on the edge of hot springs.

  15. #15
    Progressive King of 2011 Dawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond repute Dawgpix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Western Ouachita Parish
    Posts
    19,257

    Re: Suggest a lake for boating vacation

    Lake Ouachita was formed by the Corps of Engineers for power generation . . . and AFTER AP&L (Entergy) built Lakes Catherine and Hamilton first, damming up the Ouachita River. Anytime a landowner on those two lakes want to make dock improvements they must get permission from Entergy. Entergy owns the land under the lakes and landowners on the shores own that property. Lake Ouachita is essentially federal property all the way around (as stated above.) Therefore any commercial ventures must get permission from the feds on that lake. The Tri-Lakes is a beautiful recreational area.
    Louisiana Tech University
    Flagship of the University of Louisiana System

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts