DeGray Lake

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DeGray Lake

Arkansas

(870) 246-5501

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Overview

Located adjacent to the National Scenic 7 Byway, just north of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, lies a sparkling treasure of the Vicksburg District. Spanning 208 miles of shoreline and 13,800 acres, DeGray Lake offers a myriad of recreational opportunities.

Completed in 1972, this earthen dam backs up the waters of the Caddo River some 27 miles creating DeGray Lake. The history of the Caddo River goes back hundreds of years to the first settlers in the area - the Caddo Indians.

DeGray Lake ranked as one of cleanest lakes in the nation consists of 13,400 acres of extremely clear water. With numerous islands and 207 miles of mostly remote shoreline, DeGray Lake offers a boater's paradise. DeGray Lake also have several campgrounds, great fishing, hunting, and hiking.

Map of DeGray Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 34.219676, -93.101236

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Activities

  • Boating

    DeGray Lake, ranked as one of cleanest lakes in the nation, consists of 13,400 acres of extremely clear water. With numerous islands and 207 miles of mostly remote shoreline, DeGray Lake offers a boater's paradise. Eleven boat ramps provide easy access and safety. All varieties of recreational boating are available at DeGray.

  • Bicycling

    Please contact the park for information on bicycling.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact the park for information on auto/motorcycle tours.

  • Camping

    Tent campers enjoy the serenity of Point Cedar with its majestic rock face and flowing water as your back yard and the peaceful retreat of Caddo Drive. RV campers enjoy family friendly Shouse Ford, Edgewood, Arlie Moore, and the secluded nature getaway of Alpine Ridge and Iron Mountain.

  • Fishing

    DeGray Lake is nationally known for its clean, clear water and pristine shoreline. It is also known for its trophy winning hybrid stripers, crappie, and catfish. The Caddo River feeds the lake, making it a great habit for fish. With numerous coves and fishing shelters along the bottom of the lake, catching fish usually isn't too difficult a task.

  • Hiking

    The Arlie Moore Interpretive Trail is located in the Arlie Moore Recreation Area. The trail is a double segment loop, approximately 1.3. miles in length. The trail meanders through a mature southern pine forest. In 2002, the trail was rehabilitated in large part due to a partnership grant from ALCOA and in 2007 the National Recreation Reservation Service selected the Arlie Moore Interpretive Trail as one of America's Top 25 Hiking Trails.

  • Horseback Riding

    Please contact the park for information on horseback riding.

  • Hunting

    DeGray Lake is a popular deer and waterfowl hunting destination. Public hunting and trapping are permitted on Corps property at DeGray Lake, except in developed recreation areas, near the dams and associated structures, and within the Lower Lake Waterfowl Refuge.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Please contact the park for information on OHV use.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic pavilions are located at Hwy 7, Lower Lake, Lakeview, Caddo Drive, and Arlie Moore. Each pavilion is unique and has beautiful views of the lake. Pavilions are a great place to have reunions, birthday parties, or any kind of special event. Nestled in a woodland canopy, these areas offer a quiet place to relax and enjoy Mother Nature

  • RVing

    With over 700 campsites, DeGray Lake has plenty of options for RVers. Enjoy your stay at family friendly Shouse Ford, Edgewood, Arlie Moore, or the secluded nature getaways of Alpine Ridge and Iron Mountain.

  • Water Sports

    Go for a swim at any of the five sandy beaches on DeGray Lake.

Directions

Driving

DeGray Lake is accessible from Hot Springs via Highway 7, 68 miles southwest of Little Rock via I-30, 43 miles southeast of Lake Ouachita and 53 miles northeast of Lake Greeson. Located on Scenic Byway 7, the main dike and dam is located 8 miles north of Arkadelphia.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 246-5501

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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