Crystal Springs Resort Marina

A full-service resort, Crystal Springs offers a full-service marina, cabins, lodge, motel, restaurant and a shop for those enjoying beautiful Lake Ouachita. The resort adjoins a campground that was recently renovated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Two beaches, which have picnic areas, are available.  The Crystal Springs Campground is one of the nicest campgrounds on Lake Ouachita.

Crystal Springs is conveniently located in a rolling cove just three miles from the lake’s main channel. It is just 15 minutes from Hot Springs. The marina has a snack, bait and gift shop so you can get everything you need to complete your trip. The 14-bedroom lodge has meeting facilities. All accommodations have a kitchenette, charcoal grill, air conditioning and TV.

Marina amenities include:

Boat rentals

Houseboat rentals

Boat ramp

Beach areas


Cabin rentals


Party barges and water toys are available for rent so you can have plenty of fun on the lake. There are cabins and a motel for those wanting those traditional accommodations. The seasonal restaurant offers a full menu and is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The restaurant is a great option for on the lake dining. There is a huge patio area that overlooks the marina and the lake.  You can enjoy great burgers, sandwiches, and more.

This is absolutely one of the best marinas on the lake.  It is attached to our favorite camping area on the lake as well.  There are plenty of RV sites and campsites for use with beautiful views of the lake in the Crystal Springs campground.  The beaches in this area are some of the best on the lake.

For those traveling by land, Crystal Springs is west of Hot Springs at 1647 North Crystal Springs Road in Royal. The business is owned by the Tommy Trantham family and is a family-friendly atmosphere.

Other nearby marinas include Brady Mountain Marina and the Mountain Harbor Marina.

Located at:

1647 North Cyrstal Springs Road

Royal, AR 71968

For more information, call (501) 991-3361.