DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Near Hot Springs and Little Rock, Arkansas’s resort state park is located on the shores of beautiful DeGray Lake. Here, you’ll find first-class lodging and amenities along with outdoor fun and adventure year-round. DeGray Lake Resort offers a 96-room lodge with conference center just off shore and on an island; 22 Class AAA campsites, 81 Class B campsites, and three Rent-A-Yurts; an 18-hole championship golf course with driving range, practice green, and pro shop; disc golf; swimming; tennis; and hiking trails and guided horseback riding that are available in the park with world-class mountain biking trails nearby. The full-service marina has bait and tackle, fuel, and boat rentals including party barges, kayaks, and pedal boats.
The lodge offers stunning views of DeGray Lake and includes a conference center, heated swimming pool, indoor hot tub, fitness room, and more. The lodge’s Shoreline Restaurant offers a full menu, plus banquet catering services that can accommodate groups and special requests. The 300-seat conference center and breakout meeting rooms host corporate retreats, weddings, and reunions. Being able to provide the best service and hospitality for weddings and events is a point of pride for this park. Swimming beaches, boat launches, pavilions, bicycle rentals, and an amphitheater round out DeGray’s offerings.
It’s also known for its interpretive programs, including sunset cruises, snorkeling trips, guided hikes, birding tours, and more. Outdoor workshops and special events are held throughout the year, including winter Eagle Watch Tours on DeGray Lake. For mountain bikers new to the area, the Iron Mountain Trail System is located nearby and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. DeGray Lake Resort State Park is a perfect place to stay if you’re in town racing or riding.
A favorite of park guests and locals alike is the sand beach of DeGray Lake Resort State Park located at the Caddo Bend day use area. Open from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily, Caddo Bend is the ideal location for a recreational day on the lake.
The sand beach is perfect for family outings. There is a designated swimming area off limits to personal watercraft and boats. Picnic tables are scattered under the tree canopies throughout Caddo Bend and offer a respite from the sun as well as fitting locations for everyone to gather away from the water.
If a larger gathering place is needed, the park Pavilions are also located in Caddo Bend. Reservations are required prior to occupying a pavilion.
Caddo Bend has ample parking and also provides restrooms and a playground. Note: There is no lifeguard on duty.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park has six trails for guests to enjoy alone or on a scheduled, park interpreter guided hike. Each of DeGray’s trails takes you into a unique area of the park. In order to preserve the beauty of the park and its trails, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. Please protect DeGray’s environment by leaving plants, rocks and wildlife alone as well as helping to keep the trails clean of litter.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park has several Geocaches within the park boundaries for those who participate in, or are interested in learning about this global high-tech treasure hunt.
Notice: To preserve scenic beauty and ecology, fences and warning signs have not been installed in some park locations. Caution and supervision of your children are required while visiting these areas.
We also have the Islets Cove Paddle Trail. Nestled along DeGray Lake’s north shore adjacent to the state park, this three-mile loop trail leads paddlers in and out of tranquil coves and along forested shores that support an abundance of flora and fauna, offering excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Trail accessibility is determined by lake level, which is typically ideal between January-July.
DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course
DeGray Lake Resort, is one of the most popular Arkansas golf resorts featuring DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course, a scenic and challenging 18-hole championship public course that stretches over 6,900 yards from the back tees. The front nine offers wide, expansive fairways with elevated, undulating and sloping greens, and hidden water hazards. The back nine is carved through beautiful pine and hardwood woodlands leaving less room for errant shots. Water is in play on seven of the 18 holes. The putting greens feature TIF Eagle ultra-dwarf bermuda grass and the fairways and tees are 419 bermuda grass.
The golf course measures 6,935 yards from the championship tees with a course rating/slope of 73.0/134, the White tees are 6,421 with a course rating/slope of 70.7/128, Gold tees 6, 136 with a course rating/slope of 69.4/126, and Red tees 5,178 course rating/slope of 69.3/115.
DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course offers a driving range, practice green, and chipping area for those that wish to improve their game. A PGA professional is available for lessons by appointment.
The Pro Shop features a snack bar and offers a wide selection of brand name golf apparel, equipment and accessories for purchase. Rental clubs and pull carts are available.
The golf course, driving range, and practice green are open daily. DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course welcomes groups of any size. Our professional staff is eager to assist you in creating a memorable golf event for your group, corporate, civic or charitable outing. Catering is available for your golf event from the DeGray Lake Resort Lodge Restaurant.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park is proud to partner with Arkansas Riding Stables to offer our guests a unique horseback riding experience along DeGray Lake’s scenic shore and through towering pines.
Guided rides leave from the horse stables and take approximately one hour. Guests of all ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Boots and jeans are not required. Guests can ride comfortably in shorts and shoes. Steps are available for those who need assistance with mounting a horse.
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