DeGray Lake Resort, an Arkansas State Park
DeGray Lake Resort State Park is Arkansas’s only resort state park. Located near Bismarck, Ark., in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and nestled along the north shore of 13,800-acre DeGray Lake, one of the region’s five Diamond Lakes known for their crystal clear waters, DeGray offers all the outdoor adventure and quality of an Arkansas State Park combined with resort class amenities at one of the finest lodges in the state. DeGray is a fishing and water sports paradise, a golf resort with an 18-hole championship golf course, the ideal camping spot and one of the best parks for family vacations, getaways, reunions, weddings, business meetings and retreats.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge sits on its own island and offers guests spectacular views of the distant Ouachita mountain region and DeGray Lake itself. The 96 room lodge is centrally located within the park and includes convention and meeting facilities that can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 attendees.
The DeGray Lake area is rich in birdlife and wildlife which are protected within the park. The rustic natural beauty and pristine setting are ideal for a wide variety of outdoor pastimes. Bicycle through the park, rent a boat, kayak or paddleboard at the full-service marina, go birdwatching, fish in a secluded cove on the lake, enjoy the hiking trails, play disc or sling golf, or lounge on the beach. The mountain bike trails at nearby Iron Mountain Recreation Area are top-notch as well. Have a family picnic or a group gathering and cookout at one of the park pavilions and spend the night at one of the comfortable campgrounds. Park interpreters offer guided lake tours, snorkeling adventures, guided hikes, nature programs, outdoor workshops and more. The possibilities are limitless. Plan your next vacation, getaway or event to DeGray, Arkansas’s resort state park.