The best lake in Arkansas since 1974.
Welcome to DeGray Lake!
The DeGray Lake on the Caddo River in Bismark, Arkansas was created by the Army Corp of Engineers in the 1970’s. Today, the lake offers 13,800 acres of crystal clear waters for pleasure boating, fishing and a variety of water sports. One of the area’s five aptly named Diamond Lakes, DeGray Lake has two full-service marinas on the lake including the DeGray Lake State Park Marina and Iron Mountain Marina and Lodge.
Vacationers come to enjoy all the lake has to offer in a setting at the foot of the Ouachita Mountains where wildlife and native birds are protected. After spending the day on DeGray Lake, visitors can stay at the lodge, or at one of the many campsites and parks located around the lake.
Visitors can bring their own boat and take advantage of the complimentary boat ramp at the marina, one of three in DeGray Lake Resort Park. Or, they can choose from a wide range of watercraft for rent at the lake. From kayaks, canoes and water bikes to motor boats, flat-bottom boats and party barges, the choice is yours. Watercraft may be rented on an hourly, daily, half-daily or monthly basis and booked in advance. Several types of boat slip rentals are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fishing and Water Sports
DeGray Lake is ideal for bass fishing including hybrid striped bass and white bass, along with crappie, bream, walleye and catfish fishing. A bait and tackle shop is onsite at the marina, as well as fishing licenses. For a current fishing update, see the weekly fishing report. Warm summer months bring visitors who enjoy water skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing. Vacationers can take advantage of snorkeling excursions and kayak tours. Check the schedule when planning your visit.