Oak Bower Group Use Area

Degray Lake

Unique to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oak Bower is located along the Bill Hill Creek arm of DeGray Lake. This quality group use camping facility offers sleeping cabins, a large dining hall and kitchen, shower houses and playground equipment. Oak Bower is an ideal location for family reunions, company retreats and large group outings. For more information or to schedule a tour call 870-246-5501. To see USACE DeGray Lake Virtual Tour click here 


1. Food

2. Sleeping apparel, including bedrolls, air mattresses, pillows and blankets.

3. Cookware, dishwashing soap, plates, glasses and dishes.

4. Lawn chairs, flashlights, first aid kit and radios.


1. Eight sleeping shelters (6 bunks each) with heat and air conditioning units.

2. Dining Hall and full Kitchen that seats up to 150 people.

3. Restrooms and showers.

4. Drinking fountain.

5. Jug filler fountains.

6. Group size grill.

7. Internet access in dining facility. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.


Boating, water skiing, kayaking and other water sports are the biggest draw to the lake.

The lake is also stocked with a variety of game fish, including plenty of hybrid striped bass, making it an ideal area for both boat and bank fishing.

Numerous hiking and bike riding trails wind around the lake shore, including the Arlie Moore Interpretive Trail which is located a short drive away. 

Contact Information


729 Channel Road Arkadelphia AR 71923


121 Sitka Lane Bismarck AR 71921

Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Interstate 30, take exit 78 and merge onto State Highway 7 north for 9 miles. Turn left onto Arlie Moore Road for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Chestnut Dr for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto Oak Bower Rd and follow into Group Use Area. 

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