Arkansas Lake Cruises & Swamp Boat Tours
Arkansas lakes where boat tours are offered? Several parks offer interpreter-led Arkansas lake cruises and swamp boat 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' lakes. The cruise 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
, 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 boat tours can be arranged for groups.