Our story...

Bill Barnes

Bill Barnes

It was over 60 years ago when my father, Hal Barnes, on vacation in Arkansas, discovered a beautiful lake in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest. Before returning home with us, Dad presented a bid to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a lease on a beautiful harbor, which was to become Mountain Harbor Resort on Lake Ouachita. It was his dream to build an Arkansas marina on the raw shoreline beneath the rolling slopes of Hickory Nut Mountain. That dream has grown to encompass three beautiful Arkansas lakes: Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake.

Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina on DeGray Lake, Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa on Lake Ouachita, and Self Creek Lodge and Marina on Lake Greeson now make up our Tri-Pennant Family of Resorts. We are family owned and operated with over five decades of lake resort management experience. Not only do we share the Tri-Pennant in each of our logos, but we also bring you our heritage of offering the finest in lake resort facilities and personal service.

We invite you to visit each of our resorts—and let us know what you think!


Visit the other Tri-pennant Family of Resorts websites
and other sites of interest:

Mountain Harbor Resort - Turtle Cove Spa - Self Creek Lodge & Marina