Swimming Beaches

Lake Ouachita State Park
Lake Ouachita State Park

Take a swim

Plan a cool and relaxing Arkansas swimming getaway for the whole family at one of these great state parks. Whether you’re looking for a public swimming pool, clear water lakes or swimming beaches, our state parks can be your perfect family fun getaway.

Seven state parks have public swimming pools, such as, Withrow Springs, Lake Fort Smith and Devil’s Den state parks. Some pools have diving boards, water slides and lifeguards on duty. Stay in one of the four state park’s with lodges that have swimming pools for their guests. Cool off at one of 10 state parks with swimming beaches. Enjoy the swimming beach at Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs and even stay a night at one of the finest lake cabins in Arkansas. Soak up the sun at the swimming beach at Lake Ouachita State Park, where you can enjoy the scenic beauty and crystal-clear waters.

It’s no wonder why swimming is one of the most popular activities throughout Arkansas state parks. With something for everyone to enjoy from fresh water to public pools, make a state park the perfect family friendly getaway. 

Purchase a family season pass for only $185 to swim all summer at these seven public pools as well as two beach areas with lifeguards on duty. Contact the park directly for details and to get your pass. The two state parks with lifeguards at their swim beaches are Crowley's Ridge State Park and Woolly Hollow State Park.

Swimming beaches are offered at these 10 state parks: