Arkansas April 11, 2018
Arkansas’ Only Island Resort Needs To Be On Your Bucket List
An island resort may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning an Arkansas vacation but the state park at Lake DeGray is just that. Let’s head towards Bismarck and see what adventures await at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.
It may not have palm trees, but Arkansas has a fantastic island getaway.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park is one-of-a-kind.
It's the only resort state park in Arkansas. It's located at 2027 State Park Entrance Road in Bismarck.
Of course, no Arkansas State Park would be complete without some great campsites.
There are 113 campsites throughout the area so you can get your favorite type of spot no matter if that's lakeside or secluded in the woodlands.
DeGray Lake Resort also offers yurts if glamping is more your style.
All three yurt sites have a great view of the lake.
Or go all out and stay in their fabulous lodge.
All 96 rooms come with standard amenities like WiFi and satellite-programmed flat screen TVs. The lodge also has a gift shop, heated swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and playground.
Wherever you decide to spend the night, there's tons of daytime activities.
Take a park interpreter guided hike or enjoy any of the six trails on your own time. Guided horseback rides are also available.
One of the most popular attractions is the golf course.
This 18-hole championship public course is spread out over 6,900 yds. You can also tune up your skills at the park's driving range.
Speaking of golf, there's also an 18-hole disc golf course.
Bring your own discs or use the loaner sets available in the visitor center.
The marina has all sorts of water-toy options for rent.
To see the rates for all the rentals, go
Rent a flat bottom boat to take advantage of the 13,800-acre fishing opportunity.
The lake is great for anglers and hybrid striped bass fishers.
Or rent a stand-up paddle boat to explore the Islets Cove Paddle Trail.
It's a serene three-mile loop through the coves of the lake's north shore.
Don't let a DeGray Lake Resort getaway get away from you, this is one vacation that every Arkansan needs to take.
For more details on activities and to plan your stay, visit the Resort’s
What’s your favorite thing to do at Lake DeGray? Share your fun adventures with us in the comments below!
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