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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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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


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

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

Turtle Pointe Golf Club

Semi-private 18-hole championship golf course located just 5 minutes off Interstate 30;

Arkadelphia, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Arkadelphia, AR

Pocket Theatre

Community live theatre with classical, comedy, mystery, drama; non-profit that group stages four productions each year in 200...

Country Crafts & Collectibles

Directions: Ark. 7 North off I-30 Furniture, glassware, collectibles, handmade crafts, quilts, dolls. ...

Gillham Lake

Directions: 16 miles north of DeQueen and six miles northeast of Gillham Called "The Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham...

Lake Hinkle

A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish; boating....

Dardanelle Confederate Monument

Directions: Near The Yell County Courthouse Historical markers with details about the monument ...