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Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

At Arkadelphia Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway rises from the Timberlands and meets the Ouachita Mountains at sparkling DeGray Lake, which affords ample opportunities for camping, fishing, water skiing, motor boating and other water sports. DeGray Lake Resort State Park has campgrounds as well as a newly renovated 96-room lodge, an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, a full-service marina and interpretive programs that include snorkeling trips and eagle-watching tours. Also, the nearby Caddo and Ouachita rivers are popular for fishing, canoeing and floating. Arkadelphia, which is home to Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist Universty, is located along Interstate 30, 67 miles from Little Rock, 41 miles from the Crater of Diamonds State Park, and 26 miles from Hot Springs.

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DeGray Lake

13,800-acre lake known for hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass and crappie fishing. State park, privately-operated resort, Corps of Engineers campgrounds are the only developments along with shore;

Arkadelphia, AR Recreation Areas

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through both the the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Numerous resorts, attractions and scenic overlooks are found along its route.

Arkadelphia, AR Scenic Byways

Arkadelphia Aquatic Park

Twenty-five meter pool with diving area;

Arkadelphia, AR Water Parks


Tour of Historic Arkadelphia

Self-guiding driving tour through the historic district of homes listed on the National Register; some date to the 1840s. Brochures available at Chamber of Commerce, 6th and Caddo Streets.

Arkadelphia, AR Tours

Things to do near Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita National Forest

Established in 1907, the South's oldest and one of the largest (1.6 million acres) national forest. Recreation areas such as ...

Outdoor Adventure Tours

Provide specialty tours; picnics of breakfasts, lunches or dinners; shuttle service to Little Rock National Airport; shuttle ...

Council Oak

A massive 400- to 500-year-old white oak tree where a Cherokee Indian chief signed a treaty giving all land south of the Arka...

Oaklawn Park

Finest thoroughbred racing from late January to mid April capped off by the Racing Festival of the South. Largest horse racin...

Diamondhead Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...