Lower Lake is an area developed for visitors of the regulating dam. Fishing in the continuous outflow of the dam is a popular pastime. Other visitors fish the 400-acre pool above the dam or float and fish the river below the dam. Individual covered picnic tables plus one group shelter with a large cooking grill are available for use. The openness of the area lends itself to volleyball, softball, 18-hole disc golf course, and a fitness course.
Lower Lake Recreation Area has a group use shelter available for renting. It is located beside the Caddo River and has a maximum seating capacity of 50 people. A playground, a sand volleyball court and an open playing field are adjacent to the shelter. A restroom is within walking distance of the shelter. There is a boat ramp in the park to access the river. The scenic Lower Lake Disc Golf Course is located in Lower Lake Recreation Area. Opening in late 2011, the course has become one of the most popular in the area. The Voss Fitness Trail is a 1 mile gravel trail with four fitness stops featuring a total of 19 workout stations.
DeGray Lake Sunset Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located at the Lower Lake that features lakeside views and is great for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The ADA-accessible trail meanders along a level paved surface, ideal for an easy afternoon walk.
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The public use of Corps Facilities is subject to Title 36, Chapter III, Part 327, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Any property of the United States damaged or destroyed by incident to the use of this facility shall be promptly repaired or replaced by the organization or group to the satisfaction of the Park Manager. In lieu of repair or replacement, organization or group representative agrees, if requested by the Park Manager, to pay the United States money in an amount sufficient to compensate for the damages to or destruction of government property.
The facilities will be left in the condition at least equal to the pre-event condition and all garbage and trash will be removed from the area and disposed of properly.
Attendees must park in designated parking areas.
All fires, including grills, must be completely extinguished before departure.
Any posted activity signs, that are posted by the group, must be removed before leaving.
Lights must be turned off upon departure.
There is a maximum seating capacity of 50 people.
The organization or group representative must show reservation confirmation if asked by ranger staff.
Pets must be kept on leash at all times.
The organization or group representative agrees that failure to comply with these conditions will constitute a violation of the Corps of Engineers’ public use regulations and will be subject to a written citation and appropriate monetary fine under Title 36 Rules and Regulations.
Please refer to the link for rules and regulations. Rules and Regulations
Degray Lake is one of the region's five Diamond Lakes, known for their crystal clear waters. The lake flows from the Caddo River in western Arkansas and spans 13,500 surface acres. The first settlers around the lake were the Caddo Indians, whose remains have been traced back to 700 A.D. The early inhabitants were skilled in agriculture, and grew crops like beans, squash, maize and sunflowers.
The DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding trails and more along the 207 miles of lake shoreline. The Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs National Park are both located nearby.
Hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, and picnicing are popular activities in the area.
729 Channel RD. Arkadelphia AR 71923
For campground inquiries, please call: 870-246-5501
From Interstate 30 take exit 78. Merge onto State Highway 7 north and turn onto AR- 390 for 2 miles.