Highway 7 Recreation Area

Degray Lake

Highway 7 is a small, popular scenic area adjacent to State Highway 7. A narrow wooded land spur provides the facilities and ennvironment picnickers enjoy throughout the warm and mild season. A group shelter is located inside the loop turn-around at the extreme west end of the area. The open and gradually sloping land near State Highway 7 provides two beach areas where visitors find relief from high summer temperatures. 

Hwy 7 Recreation Area is a day use area that features two swim beaches, playground, two restrooms, numerous picnic areas, and a reservation group use pavilion.  

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Need to Know

Natural Features

The pavilion is located at the end of a tree-covered peninsula. Highway 7 Recreation Area is known for the many black squirrels that call it home. Degray Lake encompasses 13,500 water acres, with 207 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 47 feet.

Nearby Attractions

The DeGray Lake State Resort Park lies on the northern shores of the lake, and kayaking tours, golf, tennis courts and a horseback riding trail are available.


DeGray Lake hosts thousands of professional fishing tournaments, triathlons and it is one of the most popular swimming destinations in the region. The area is also ideal for boating and jet skiing.

Contact Information


729 Channel Road Arkadelphia AR 71923

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 870-246-5501

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Interstate 30 take exit 78. Merge onto State Highway 7 north for 4 miles. Turn left into Highway 7 Recreation Area and proceed to the end of the road. 

Available Campsites

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