DeGray Lake Resort State Park

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DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Arkansas state park
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DeGray Lake and Dam
Named for: DeGray Lake
Country United States
State Arkansas
Regions Ouachita Mountains
Counties Clark, Hot Spring
City Bismarck
Location Visitor Center  [1]

 - coordinates 34°14′45″N93°8′53″W / 34.24583°N 93.14806°W / 34.24583; -93.14806 Coordinates: 34°14′45″N93°8′53″W / 34.24583°N 93.14806°W / 34.24583; -93.14806
Area 984 acres (398 ha) [2]
Dedicated April 1974 [2]
Management Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
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Location of DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Arkansas
Website: DeGray Lake Resort State Park

DeGray Lake Resort State Park is a 984-acre (398 ha) Arkansas state park in Clark and Hot Spring counties, Arkansas in the United States. Situated in the Ouachita Mountains, the park features the 13,800-acre (5,600 ha) DeGray Lake, the park features a championship rated 18 hole golf course and Arkansas's only state park resort. [1] The United States Army Corps of Engineers began constructing DeGray Dam on the Caddo River in 1963, and support for a state park began growing shortly after. The park was created in 1974, and the resort and golf course were added by 1975. [2]

Clark County, Arkansas County in the United States

Clark County is a county located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,995. The county seat is Arkadelphia. The Arkadelphia, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Clark County.

Hot Spring County, Arkansas County in the United States

Hot Spring County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,923. The county seat is Malvern. Hot Spring County was formed on November 2, 1829, from a portion of Clark County. It was named for the hot springs at Hot Springs, Arkansas, which were within its boundaries until Garland County was formed in 1874. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. However, there is no record of this law.

Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.



DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers many different opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts such as fishing, swimming, water skiing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and boating. Basketball courts and tennis courts are also available. For campers, there are 113 class A sites in addition to RV sites. [3] The marina offers full range of services as well as boat slips, party barges, flatbottom boats, paddle boats, canoe, paddleboards and kayaks for rent. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park, with the Caddo Bend Day-Use Area and private pavilion also available.

Recreational vehicle

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Resort and golf course

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Lake view from the resort

The 94-room DeGray Lodge and Convention center is available for family reunions, retreats, board meeting, conventions and stunning lake front weddings. The Shoreline Restaurant and DeGray Day Spa are located at the lodge.

DeGray's challenging 18-hole championship-rated public course stretches 7,100 yards (6,500 m). The course offers opportunities to view the birds and other wildlife that abound here. The front nine offers wide, expansive fairways with elevated, undulating and sloping greens, tee boxes and hidden water hazards. The back nine are carved out of the woodlands leaving little room for stray shots. The course offers a driving range, practice green, chipping area and lessons, from the blue tees the course is 7,100 yards (6,500 m), from the white-6,560 yards (6,000 m), gold-6,200 yards (5,700 m) and red-5,800 yards (5,300 m). The course rating is 72.7 and the slope is 134. Water comes into play on seven holes. The Pro Shop offers a snack bar, cart and club rentals, golf equipment and a wide selection of brand name golf apparel and accessories for purchase.

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  1. 1 2 "DeGray Lake Resort State Park". Arkansas State Parks Guide, 2011. Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. p. 16. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
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