DeGray Lake Resort State Park Finishes DeRoche Ridge Campground Renovation

Reservations Can Be Made Beginning Next Week 

January 24, 2018 (Little Rock, AR)

The DeRoche Ridge campground renovation project has been completed at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. The camping area has been entirely renovated with 25 sites being upgraded to Class “AAA” and six walk-in tent sites. 

The DeRoche Ridge campground will open to the public on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  The park will begin taking reservations at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Reservations can be made several ways including by calling DeGray Lake Resort State Park at 501-865-5810, calling the reservation toll free line at 877-879-2741, going online to or, or in person at the DeGray Lake Resort State Park visitor center. The call center is available to take reservations from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and online reservations can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The fee for renting the new AAA sites will be $34 per night plus tax.  The fee for the class D, walk-in tent sites will be $13 per night plus tax.

The upgrade includes amenities such as 50/30/20 amp electric, sewer, water, a fire ring, a pedestal grill, and picnic table.  The sites have been leveled, tent pads added to every site, and landscape blocks have replaced the wooden timbers.  Three sites have been converted to pull-through and two sites have been designed as ADA accessible. Each walk-in tent site has a tent pad, picnic table, fire ring, and pedestal grill.  Shared water service is also available and two of the sites have been designated as ADA accessible.

The DeRoche Ridge bathhouse also received a facelift with new paint, a newly resurfaced floor, and all new dividers and fixtures.  The road through the camping area was rebuilt including a wider, more level turnaround at the point.  The new road also has additional parking for vehicles and boat trailers. 

About Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas state parks and museums cover 54,400 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation facilities and unique historic and cultural resources. The system includes 1,100 buildings (including 183 historic structures), six National Historic Landmarks, a National Natural Landmark and 16 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

The state parks have 1,800 campsites, 1,050 picnic sites, 208 cabins, five lodges, and 415 miles of trails. Eight million visitors annually come from all regions of the country. Park staffs provide over 42,000 education programs, activities and special events to more than 700,000 participants each year.

Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism, and provide leadership in resource conservation.

About DeGray Lake Resort State Park

DeGray Lake Resort State Park is located just off Highway 7, approximately 6 miles north of Interstate 30 at Caddo Valley or 30 minutes south of Hot Springs.  The park has 25 class AAA camping sites, 82 class B sites, and 6 class D sites.  It also has a 96 room lodge complete with restaurant, convention center, meeting rooms, swimming pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.  There is an 18-hole championship golf course, full-service marina, hiking trails, swimming beaches, picnic areas, and a professionally designed 18-hole disc golf course.  You can call 501-865-5810 for more information or visit the park online at