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Lake DeGray

Lake DeGray

Not far from where we do all our fishing, Cedar Point, Arkansas's resort state park lies on the north shore of Lake DeGray, a 13,800-acre fishing and water sports destination in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Here you will find resort amenities combined with plenty of outdoor fun. The park's full-service marina (open year-round) offers tackle, dock space, fuel and a variety of boat rentals.

Swim beaches, boat launches, pavilions, trails, bicycle rentals, a store, tennis court, basketball court and coin laundry round out DeGray's offerings.

Interpreters at DeGray Lake Resort State Park offer snorkeling programs during the summer. The park is located about eight miles north of Arkadelphia on 13,800-acre DeGray Lake, formed when the Caddo River was dammed in 1972.

In addition to having great outdoors fun, camping at DeGray Lake allows you to learn what the heck a "yurt" is. Rent-A-Yurt, pictured here, is available at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers campsites on the lake in addition to the state park.

Park interpreters lead sunset cruises snorkeling trips on the lake and guided hikes along park trails and the shoreline, a popular place to view the lake's abundant birdlife. Outdoor workshops and a variety of special events are hosted in the park throughout the year. Each January, the popular "Eagles Et Cetera" weekend celebrates the migration of American bald eagles to DeGray Lake.


DeGray offers a 96-room lodge and convention center, camping (113 sites including Premium D, Preferred B, Standard B and Rent-A-Yurt), swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, bicycling and guided horseback trail rides.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park is located on an island and reached by a short causeway.  Visitors can avail themselves of rental watercraft at the park marina to take advantage of the lake’s fishing or can launch for free their own craft. Water-skiing, sailing, jet-skiing and pleasure boating are other popular DeGray activities.

DeGray's lodge and convention center offers sweeping views of DeGray Lake from its unique island setting. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub and fitness room. DeGray Lodge's Shoreline Restaurant offers a full menu plus banquet catering services.

Located on an island and reached by a short causeway, the park’s 96-room lodge features a spa, swimming pool, well-equipped exercise room, convention facilities and a full-service restaurant. Also located on the lake are a private resort and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreational areas, most of which have campsites. State park: (501) 865-2801.

The lodge also features a business center, meeting rooms and 350-seat convention center that are perfect for meetings, retreats and family reunions. Custom-fit meetings are DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge's specialty. Group Rates/Package Plans are available.

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