With 11 recreational lakes, Hot Springs Village is a community of lakes surrounded by land. Amenities include swimming beaches, covered pavilions and two full-service marinas. The lakes offer a variety of fun activities like fishing, swimming, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, boating and skiing.
Fishing is fantastic throughout Hot Springs Village. The lakes have been stocked with bass, catfish, sunfish crappie, walleye and other species. The fish population is monitored by the Hot Springs Village POA Lakes Management department and additional stockings are scheduled as needed. In addition to local Hot Springs Village rules and regulations, all U.S. and Arkansas fishing and boating regulations apply to Village lakes. An Arkansas fishing license is required for anyone 16 years of age and older.
Hot Springs Village has two marinas: Balboa Marina and DeSoto Marina. The marinas offer pontoon boat, kayak, and paddle board rentals. You can also purchase fishing gear, snacks, drinks and more.
Hours and Fees
During the COVID-19 period, we recommend calling your preferred marina to ask about operating hours and fees. Some facilities may not be fully open or may be operating at reduced hours. We appreciate your patience as we work through this transition.
DeSoto Marina - (501) 922-5511
DeSoto Marina is a full-service marina, owned and operated by the POA. A pontoon boat, paddle boards, canoe, kayaks, pedal boat, and CORCLs are available for rent by the hour, half day or full day. Staff at the marina also provide instructions for novices. DeSoto Marina offers specialty coffees, smoothies, and sandwiches which can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the lake. Sunrise and sunset cruises are available in season. The marina is open seasonally from March through November.
Balboa Marina - (501) 922-3435
The Balboa Marina has everything you’ll need to spend a day on the water from boat rentals to snacks. It has both covered and non-covered slip rentals on a permanent or part-time basis as well as live bait and tackle supplies. Be sure to ask about their sunset tours.
Beaches & Pavilions
Hot Springs Village has two beaches with marked swimming areas. Beaches do not have lifeguards and are swim at your own risk.
Balboa Beach - 476 Ponce de Leon Drive
Balboa Beach is the largest beach and features a sand surface. There are four shade shelters available for rent throughout the season that feature picnic tables and a grill.
Balboa Shade Shelters - (501) 922-5050
DeSoto Beach - 26 Seville Lane
DeSoto Beach is pea gravel and has picnic tables and grills. Located off neighborhood streets, DeSoto Beach provides a wide view of Lake DeSoto and is located next to the spillway and DeSoto Spillway Trail.