Hot Springs Village Lakes

Updated Info Required For Certain Access

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lake balboa dockThe beginning of the year is upon us and that means that yearly renewals of your gate passes must be updated. In order to access the East and West Gates properly, a new updated sticker must be in place by February 1, 2023. If you do not have the necessary sticker you will have to enter the gates in the inside lane so that your status can be verified by the gate agents. 

In addition to having updated gate information, all boats that are currently sitting in or suspended above the water must also have current decal displayed. The Compliance Department in conjunction with the Lakes Department will be working towards getting all the boats checked for current information. 

Don’t be caught without the proper documentation!! Check out the Members Section of the POA website to help you get updated.

Invasive Species Threaten Local Lakes

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snail shellsInvasive species are becoming an issue in the lakes here in Hot Springs Village. In particular the POA is in contact with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to help with figuring out which type of snail has invaded the water and how to control the spread. It is advised that no one should be eating or handling these snails since it is unknown what these snails could possibly be harboring in terms of parasites and/or harmful bacteria. 

First Annual "Yak Run" To Take Place In Village

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kayak paddlesDo you like to run recreationally and participate in outdoor adventures like kayaking? If so Hot Springs Village has the event for you. The first annual Yak Run will take place on Saturday, September 17th with packet pickup starting at 7 a.m.. To register before the event head to The event features a 5K Fun Run along with a 2K Kayak Paddle event on Lake Balboa. Each event will be run separately. You can participate in either event separately or you can decide to do the combined event. There will be a limited amount of kayaks to rent so be sure to head to and register early for a kayak. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for whatever weather that Mother Nature can throw at you. If you are lucky enough to be a top three finisher in one of the catorgories you will receive a medal for your achievement. FYI each kayaker that participate must wear a Personal Flotation Device or PFD. You must be at least 14 years old to particiapte. All other rules and requirements are presented within the registration packet.