Arkansas is the place to take the plunge! With warm, welcoming weather and some of the cleanest lakes and rivers in the country, there are few better destinations for water sports and activities. Across the state, you can choose among fishing, floating, boating, water-skiing, swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling, thanks to an abundance of clear-water, rock-lined lakes. Opt for a new location and activity every day, or do it all in at one of the area’s world-class resorts.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park features a classically inviting lodge tucked into the trees on its own island hideaway. This fishing and water sports paradise sits on the shores of one of the region’s five Diamond Lakes, with a new delight for every day.
Day 1: Guided lake tour or hike, followed by a relaxing afternoon at the swimming beach. Day 2: eighteen holes of championship golf, then ease into the heated outdoor pool. Days 3 and 4: Do-it-yourself family fun at the marina, with bait and tackle, kayaks, canoes, party barges, and pedal boats. Day 5: Tennis, disc golf, or sand volleyball, plus guided snorkeling or horseback riding. And of course, there’s still nearby Hot Springs and Little Rock to explore. But most importantly, don’t forget the famous sunset cruise for a fitting farewell.