DE GRAY STATE PARK
Arkansas's resort state park lies on the north shore of DeGray Lake, a 13,800-acre fishing and water sports destination in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Here you will find resort amenities combined with plenty of outdoor fun. DeGray offers a 96-room lodge and convention center, camping (113 sites including Premium D, Preferred B, Standard B and Rent-A-Yurt), swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, bicycling and guided horseback trail rides. The park's full-service marina (open year-round) offers tackle, dock space, fuel and a variety of boat rentals.
DeGray's lodge and convention center offers sweeping views of DeGray Lake from its unique island setting. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub and fitness room. DeGray Lodge's Shoreline Restaurant offers a full menu plus banquet catering services. The lodge also features a business center, meeting rooms and 350-seat convention center that are perfect for meetings, retreats and family reunions. Custom-fit meetings are DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge's specialty. Group Rates/Package Plans are available.
DeGray's 18-hole, public PGA championship-rated golf course (7,200 yards) includes a driving range and practice range. The Pro Shop offers refreshments, cart and club rentals, golf equipment and golf apparel for sale.
Swim beaches, boat launches, pavilions, trails, bicycle rentals, a store, tennis court, basketball court and coin laundry round out DeGray's offerings.
Park interpreters lead sunset cruises snorkeling trips on the lake and guided hikes along park trails and the shoreline, a popular place to view the lake's abundant birdlife. Outdoor workshops and a variety of special events are hosted in the park throughout the year. Each January, the popular "Eagles Et Cetera" weekend celebrates the migration of American bald eagles to DeGray Lake.
Located in Arkansas, this park was established in 1974. It's named after a local lake formed by damming the Caddo River. The area is known for its diverse wildlife and recreational activities like fishing, boating, camping and golfing.
The land was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Quapaw before European settlers arrived. In later years it became part of Hot Springs Reservation but eventually got designated as an independent state park due to its unique natural beauty.
1. DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers 113 campsites with water and electric hookups.
2. The park also provides yurt rentals for a unique camping experience.
3. There are three Rent:A-Camp sites available, including tents and basic equipment.
4. Group Camping areas can accommodate large parties or events in the park.
5. Primitive camping is allowed on islands within the lake boundaries for adventurous campers.
DeGray Lodge offers sweeping views of DeGray Lake from its island setting. The lodge features 96 guest rooms, a restaurant, 350-seat conference center, and meeting rooms. Each guest room offers color cable TV, Internet access, a mini refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and room service. Children age 12 and under stay free. Accessible rooms are available for visitors with disabilities. Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, fitness room, business center with high speed Internet access, gift shop, playground, lighted walking trail, accessible trail, and grand lobby with fireplace.
Stretching along the shore of its own private island, this modern lodge at Arkansas?s resort state park is a popular destination for vacations and getaways, family reunions, business meetings and retreats.