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Review of DeGray Lake Resort State Park

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Bismarck
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Owner description: Arkansas's resort park lies on the north shore of DeGray Lake, a 13,800-acre fishing and water sport paradise in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Here resort amenities combine with plenty of outdoor fun and adventure. DeGray Lake Resort offers a 94-room lodge with conference center, 113 campsites (Class B) and three Rent-A-Yurt, championship golf, swimming, tennis, trails, bicycling, baseball, disc golf and guided horseback trail rides. The full-service marina offers tackle, dock space, fuel, and a variety of boat rentals including party barges, kayaks, and pedal boats.
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We will be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We enjoyed everything about this vacation except the full-sized beds-why can't resorts/hotels just all go with queens :D?
The water was beautiful, the food was good, priced reasonably and the staff was helpful for the most part. There is something for everyone to do there. I am sure we will go back, even after 4 days of exploring and taking it in we didn't see everything. I will tell you however, the website is very misleading-the meal pictures at the restaurant are not even ON the menu and the rooms tho clean and sufficient are very tiny. I called twice prior to our visit and specifically asked about the swimming "beaches" and if they were close to the lodge "walking distance" and was assured they were... they ARE NOT, unless you consider several miles away "close" and/or "walking distance". That said, swimming is permitted anywhere on the lake and the beaches were absolutely clean and managed and the drive scenic! While this is billed for couples, families, just about everybody, I did not see much that would draw couples this time of year with lots of young families and little kids everywhere. I bet in the fall tho it would be a nice romantic getaway!

Visited July 2013
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Coppell, Texas
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166 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“water and pine trees”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

start at the visitor center where you can see the damn. They have daily activities sheets for around the park. There are many places to swim. There's a hiking trail by the lodge that dead ends at the water's edge and it's made of stone. Beautiful views! We went on wonderful, informative kayak night tour unfortunately they didn't let my 13 yr old sign up and when I showed up with my 16 yr old, there was a less than 10 yr old with her dad but it was too late to have my husband bring our 13 yr old.

Visited June 2013
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“Wow loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

If you want a great. time go to Degray you will have a blast. There is lots. to. do for everyone and a wide variety of choices.

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“spring break 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

highly recommended number one because of the staff are very friendly and nice! the rooms are very clean, excellent! we will definitely come back. the pool/spa are clean

Visited April 2013
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Jacksonville, Texas
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Want to have a wonderful time, then come to DeGray and experience a great time. This a wonderful place to camp. Whether it is sightseeing, walking the trails or just sitting around the campfire relaxing, we have always had a wonderful time. The park staff and rangers are always friendly, knowledgeable and want to help make your stay enjoyable. They always have something going on for young and old. The eagle tours are great and if you like old cars, check out the car show in October. We have always camped and never stayed at the lodge, but visit for the gift shop and the food occasionally.

Visited April 2013
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