DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Bismark Arkansas

Ouachita Region

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Arkansas's resort state park lies on the north shore of DeGray Lake, a 13,800-acre fishing and water sports paradise.  A 94-room lodge, camping (113 sites Class B and 3 "Rent-A-Yurt", swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, bicycling and guided horseback trail rides await you at this resort state park.  DeGray's full-service marina offers tackle, dock space, fuel and a wide variety of boat rentals.

A causeway takes you to DeGray's 94 room island lodge and convention center overlooking the lake, pool (for lodge guests) and Ouachita foothills.  The Shoreline Restaurant at the lodge offers a full menu plus banquet catering services.  DeGray Lodge's accommodations, meeting rooms and 500-seat convention center are perfect for meetings, retreats and family reunions.  Group Rates/Package Plans are available.

DeGray offers an 18-hole, public championship golf course (7,200 yards) with deriving range and practice range.  At the Pro Shop, you'll find refreshments, cart and club rentals, golf equipment and apparel.

Sandy beaches, boat launches, pavilions, trails, bicycle rentals, a store, tennis court, basketball court and laundry round out DeGray's offerings.  Park interpreters host sunset cruises, snorkeling trips, guided hikes, outdoor workshops and a variety of special events. 

Located in southwest Arkansas amidst the natural beauty of Arkansas's southernmost mountain range, DeGray Lake is one of Arkansas's renowned "Diamond Lakes" known for their clear water. This is where you will find Arkansas's best fishing for hybrid striped bass, and great angling for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. This is a water sports paradise, too, where you can enjoy water-skiing, sailing and pleasure boating. And, the lake's clean clear water is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. The park's full-service marina offers a wide variety of boat rentals including fishing boats and motors, party barges, fishing barges, personal watercraft, canoe, kayaks and paddle boats..

DeGray features a PGA championship-rated, public golf course (7,100 yards) with pro shop, driving range and practice range.

Situated along the shoreline and in shaded woodlands are the park's 113 campsites that offer up close views of the seasonal beauty of spring, summer, fall and winter in Arkansas, The Natural State.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge, the park's dominant facility, stretches along the shoreline of the island on which it is located. The 96-room lodge, and its convention center that can serve groups of 10 to 350 persons, offer sweeping views of DeGray Lake's blue waters and the distant mountains that surround the lake. The DeGray Lake area abounds in birdlife and wildlife. It is rich in scenic natural beauty, and it is a pristine and peaceful setting where you can experience a wide variety of outdoor adventures.

Take a hike, go bicycling or join a guided trail ride. Go picnicking, horseback riding or sightseeing. Enjoy a group get-together at one of the park pavilions. Or join a park interpreter for a guided hike, lake tour, nature program or outdoor workshop. Plan your getaway to DeGray, Arkansas's resort state park.

The 94-room newly renovated lodge spans the shoreline of DeGray Lake. Enjoy a room with a view that offers color cable TV, internet access, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron/ironing boards, room service, and children age 12 and under stay free. Rooms are also available for those with special needs. Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, gift shop, playground, lighted walking trail, accessible trail, grand lobby, huge fireplace and business center. Our new fitness room, swimming pool, in-door hot tub and Shoreline Restaurant will enhance your stay whether you are vacationing or attending meetings.

Lakeside dining in our Shoreline restaurant offers a great view for casual or business lunches and more formal dining with our steak and seafood dinner menu. This lake front restaurant has a seating capacity of 120. Our extensive catering menu makes it easy to plan for small group meals to large  banquets up to 350. You may choose from buffets or plated meals.

Catering services are available at the golf course, the pavilion, lakeside vista, or on the back lawn of the lodge. Whatever your meal or snack needs, we are ready to assist you. Call 800-737-8355 or 501-865-5850 for more information.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers 113 campsites with water and electric hookups. Some sites are situated on the lakeshore. Others are nestled in shaded woodlands. Special barrier-free sites are also available. A park Rent-A-Yurt can be reserved that sleeps up to six persons and is equipped with electrical outlets, a lantern (with fuel), ice chest, bunk beds, a double burner stove (with fuel), folding table with chairs, broom, mop and dust pan. The suggested items to bring with you are cooking and eating utensils, matches and bed linens. Additional items provided with the yurt rental are a fire ring and pedestal grill, picnic table, electricity and water.  Reservations can be made a year in advance. Call 501 865-5810 to reserve.

DeGray's challenging, 18-hole PGA championship-rated public course stretches over 7,100 yards. The course offers views of DeGray Lake and opportunities to view the birds and other wildlife that abound here. The front nine offer wide, expansive fairways with elevated, undulating and sloping greens, tee boxes and hidden water hazards. The back nine are carved out of the woodlands leaving little room for stray shots. The course offers a driving range, practice green, chipping area and lessons, from the blue tees the course is 7,100 yards, from the white-6,560 yards, gold-6,200 yards and red-5,800 yards.

The course rating is 69.4 and the slope is 119. Water comes into play on seven holes. The Pro Shop offers a snack bar, cart and club rentals, golf equipment and a wide selection of brand name golf apparel and accessories for purchase.

Arkansas's resort state park lies on the north shore of DeGray Lake, a 13,800-acre fishing and water sports paradise. This sparkling lake on the Caddo River offers Arkansas's finest fishing for hybrid striped bass and great angling for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. In warm months, water-skiing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and pleasure boating are popular lake activities. The lake's clear waters are also ideal for scuba diving or swimming.

DeGray's full-service marina offers dock space, tackle and fuel. A wide variety of boat rentals is available, including flat bottom boats and motors, party barges, personal watercraft, canoes, kayaks and water bikes. Free launching and parking are available for personal craft.  For additional marina information or advance bookings, call: 501 865-5840.

The island lodge at DeGray Lake Resort State Park is ideal for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The setting is lovely. Our accommodations are perfect for families with a large entourage of out-of-town guests. Make it a very special wedding, a family reunion, or a family reunion, all at the same time. DeGray's 94 room island lodge, function rooms for 10-350 persons, a full service restaurant, on-premise catering, a swimming pool, hot tub, a fitness center surrounded by a beautiful state park with a full-service marina with rentals, a PGA Championship rated golve course with pro shop and snack bar, recreational programs, a visitor center/store, and 113 wooded lakeshore camping sites.  Give us the opportunity to make your wedding or reception a treasured memory not just for you, your family and guests.  For additional information, call: 501 865-5850 or 800-737-8355.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers a variety of programs and activities throughout the year. Programs are offered daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and each weekend during the spring and fall.

Programs include guided lake cruises, kayak tours, trail hikes, wildlife demonstrations, nature games, campfire programs, slide presentations, nocturnal wildlife safaris, snorkeling trips, owl prowls, square dances and more. 

Additional programs include: Eagles Et Cetera® the last full weekend in January is a celebration of the American Bald Eagle and other birds of prey. This is the longest running eagle awareness program in the state (started in 1979).

These interpretive programs are offered in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations throughout the park, from the amphitheater to the lobby of the lodge. Most programs are free of charge; some have a nominal fee.  For more information call: 501 865-5810.


ISLAND TRAIL: Length: 1 mile : Time: 1 1/2 hours : Difficulty: Easy

Description: The trail begins near the front entrance of the lodge. The first 75 - 100 yards lead to a road crossing, then the trail splits into a loop which circles back to the beginning. Hardwoods predominate the forest canopy. The trail is located 50 - 60 feet from the lakeshore and provides the opportunity for solitude and scenic beauty.

Location: Exit No. 78 off I-30 at Caddo Valley, then 7 miles north on Hwy. 7

TOWERING PINES TRAIL: Length: 1/2 mile : Time: 3/4 hour : Difficulty: Easy - Moderate Description: This loop trail meanders through the mixed pine and hardwood forest to the lakeshore and returns to its point of origin. It is particularly spectacular in the spring as it displays an abundance of dogwood trees.

Location: Exit No. 78 off I-30 at Caddo Valley, then 7 miles north on Hwy. 7

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Take Exit #78 off I-30
at Caddo Valley/Arkadelphia
and travel seven miles north on
Scenic Arkansas 7 to the park.

Contact Information
2027 State Park Entrance Road
Bismarck, AR  71929
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Lodge Reservations
1-800-737-8355 (V/TT)
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