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DeGray Lake Resort State Park welcoming Spring Breakers
DeGray Lake Resort State Park welcoming Spring Breakers

At long last, spring is just around the corner, and not a minute too soon! After an uncharacteristically harsh winter across the state, spring fever is likely to strike soon and hard. Teachers can expect flurries of day dreaming episodes and longing gazes out the windows to begin sometime this month and build in severity and frequency as spring break draws ever nearer. Productivity in the work place may begin to take a hit as employees plot their escape into the great outdoors. Do not despair though, for there is good news as well. A low pressure system of fun and play is expected to sweep across the state bringing with it smiles and laughter beginning March 7th through the 30th, as DeGray Lake Resort State Park will be kicking off Spring Break 2014 park style!

Guests can expect a full line-up of daily programs to be offered by the park’s interpreters that are geared toward the whole family. Many guest favorites will be

returning this year including owl prowls, nature hikes, sunset cruises, kayak lake tours, nature crafts, and edible insect programs just to name a few. Guests will have daily opportunities to participate in variety of recreational activities and nature based programs that will accommodate a wide range of age and skill level. Most days will include at least one of each type of activity- a craft, a boat tour, a recreational program, and a nature activity. Most programs are free of charge and require no reservations. A line up of programs can be found online, and printed activity sheets will be posted throughout the park and in key locations around town.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park makes for the perfect family getaway as it offers something for everyone. For those looking to just get away from busyness and noise, the lodge may be the perfect place to pitch camp for the week and take advantage of the heated pool, indoor hot tub, Blue Heron Spa, Shoreline Restaurant and more. The park’s 113 campsites with full water and electric hookups will be open and available for relaxing stays in your RV or rustic tent camping, either nestled under a pine forest canopy or set up within earshot of water lapping at the shoreline. Although the water will still be a bit on the chilly side, guests can lie out on the warm sand while soaking up some rays at the swim beach. There will be many an opportunity to join a peaceful sunset cruise on the lake or to mingle with other guests around the warmth of a campfire while perfecting that golden roasted marshmallow.

If adventure or the thrill of trying new things is what you are looking for, once again, DeGray is the place to be. Interpreters will give guests opportunities to test the limits of their comfort zones in a variety of ways: meeting and TOUCHING a live snake or alligator; eating a bug; digging through an owl pellet to discover its last meal; and more! Perhaps this is the year to finally summon the courage to try out kayaking for the first time. Mountain bikers can take to the newly completed trails system on the opposite side of the lake that makes up nearly 18 miles of course. Maybe horseback riding is that one thing that you have always wanted to try but never gone for it. Now is your time!

Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway, an exciting, fun-filled adventure, or simply an affordable getaway for the whole family, DeGray Lake Resort State Park is your one stop. Plan your spring break visit today! For lodging reservations, call our toll-free number 1-800-737-8355.  RV camping, YURT camping, and tent camping sites are also available.  Reservations for guided horseback rides may be made by calling (501) 865-2820. For further information contact the visitor center at (501) 865-5810 or visit us online at www.degray.com.    The park is located near Hot Springs and Arkadelphia, six miles north of I-30 at Caddo Valley (exit 78) or 21 miles south of Hot Springs, Arkansas on Highway 7.