Degray is one of the most beautiful locations in Arkansas. The 13,000-acre lake is located on the Caddo River, in the foothills of the Ouchaita Mountains. You can find almost every type of outdoor recreation and wildlife Arkansas has to offer within a short distance.
Popular pastimes on Degray are fishing, water sports, scuba, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding and golf.
Degray is well known for their interpretative programs and special events.
Degray is about an hour away from Little Rock in Bismark. Take Exit #78 off I-30 at Caddo Valley/Arkadelphia and travel seven miles north on Scenic 7 Byway.
Camping and lodge:
Lodge rates are $76-93 depending on the season. Full service lodge includes a restaurant and meeting rooms are available.
Camping is available at 113 class B campsites. Price is $17/night.
The lodge has an 18-hole PGA championship-rated public golf course. There is also a full service marina that offers boat rentals.
There are interpretive boat rides and trail rides available depending on the season. Also, the park generally has special events and tours scheduled on summer weekends.
Pavilions and picnic facilities are available. Meeting rooms are available in the lodge.
General Info: 501 865-2851
I first came to know Degray through their excellent Eagles Etcetera programs in January. They have the longest running Eagle Conservation celebration in the state.
Park interpreters, local falconry experts and the Little Rock zoo team up to teach people about the wild birds that call Arkansas home, and their importance to the state’s ecology.
It is a great time to go on a lake wildlife tour and see some eagles nesting.