Activities and Amenities
Degray Lake is one of the region's five Diamond Lakes, known for their crystal clear waters. The lake flows from the Caddo River in western Arkansas and spans 13,500 surface acres.
The first settlers around the lake were the Caddo Indians, whose remains have been traced back to 700 A.D. The early inhabitants were skilled in agriculture, and grew crops like beans, squash, maize and sunflowers.
Boating, water skiing, kayaking and other water sports are the biggest draw to the lake, and a boat ramp and sandy swimming beach are provided.
The lake is also stocked with a variety of game fish, including plenty of hybrid striped bass, making it an ideal area for both boat and bank fishing.
Numerous hiking and horseback riding trails wind around the lake shore.
Alpine Ridge offers the most modern facilities in the area, with a convenient boat ramp, flush toilets, hot showers and electric hookups at every site. A swimming beach and playground are also available.
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The DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding trails and more along the 207 miles of lake shoreline.
The Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs National Park are both located nearby.