As evidenced by its popularity for fishing, camping, swimming, water-skiing and other water sports, the 13,400-acre DeGray Lake is a prime vacation and weekend getaway in west-central Arkansas. Situated among ridges of the Ouachita Mountains and formed by a dam across the Caddo River, the lake has more than 700 campsites, ranging from full hook-ups to primitive, and some 15 boat-launching ramps on its shores. Anglers enjoy the lake's largemouth bass, hybrid bass and other game fish species. Houseboating, sailing and scuba diving are also popular, as is observing bald eagles that winter on DeGray.
The lake is home to Arkansas's only resort state park, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, which features a 96-room lodge, modern conference center, 18-hole championship golf course, heated swimming pool, tennis courts and a marina. Camping, trails, a swimming beach and numerous interpretive programs are also offered by the park. Private facilities on DeGray Lake include a resort, marina and cabins.
A Corps of Engineers visitors center is located at the dam site.
Location: 8 m N of Arkadelphia, Exit 78 off I-30, 2 mi N on US 7