Arkansas Lake Cruises & Swamp Boat Tours


Looking for Arkansas lakes where lake tours are offered? Several parks offer interpreter-led Arkansas lake cruises and swamp tours.

Lake Chicot State Park offers a unique look at Arkansas's largest natural lake and the cypress swamp-like habitat of egrets, herons, eagles, ibis and the endangered wood stork. Lake Chicot, in southeast Arkansas, is one of the state's birding hotspots and the nationally acclaimed Levee Tour (auto) and the swamp boat tours are excellent ways to add excitement to your vacation and birds (and alligator, mink, deer and armadillo) to your life list.

Lake Ouachita State Park, in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, has become famous for cruises on the largest of Arkansas's lakes. The lake tour is a relaxing way to see the exposed results of the severe folding and faulting that created these beautiful mountains.


DeGray Lake Resort State Park on 13,800-acre DeGray Lake offers party barge excursions led by park interpreters to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife that abound on this crystal-clear lake, one of the five renowned Diamond Lakes of southwest Arkansas.

Tour other Arkansas lakes at Daisy, Hobbs, Millwood, Moro Bay, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Catherine, Lake Charles, Lake Fort Smith, and Bull Shoals-White River state parks. Check out the Watchable Wildlife page for scheduled wildlife watching and winter eagle watching tours. Special lake and swamp tours can be arranged for groups.