(Photo Essay) Kayaking in Arkansas State Parks

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Kayaking Lake Catherine State Park
Kayaking Lake Catherine State Park

You'll find your kind of water in the lake and river state parks of Arkansas. Enjoy the Arkansas landscape by kayak or canoe as you paddle your way to discover the natural beauty. 

Ride the Rapids on the Cossatot River

If you're looking for a challenge, head down to Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, where you can find everything up to Class V rapids. This park-natural area extends for 12 miles along the National Wild and Scenic Cossatot River. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rocky canyon with Class V rapids for experienced kayakers and canoeists when local rainfall increases the watershed. Call the park to ask about water levels before heading to the park. 870-385-2201

Leisurely paddle along the Mississippi River

At Mississippi River State Park, you can access Bear Creek Lake, Storm Creek Lake, Hornor Neck Lake, and the St. Francis River, all of which offer scenic and relaxing kayaking destinations.

Sail through the pristine waters of Lake Catherine

Explore a different view of the Ouachita Mountains by kayaking through the 2,240-acre Lake Catherine State Park. You are guaranteed an amazing, scenic view, and you may catch a glimpse of some of our famous wildlife and plant life on your paddling trip. 

Venture the great expanse of DeGray Lake

DeGray Lake Resort State Park is a perfect place to witness the beauty of The Natural State. This largely undeveloped lake is a picturesque scene of nature, where the only major construction on the body of water is the dam.