Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving at Bull Shoals
Scuba Diving at Bull Shoals

Below the surface

Because of the state’s abundance of clear water, rock lined lakes in Arkansas, the state park boast a number of picturesque settings for Arkansas scuba diving and snorkeling. Explore 40,000-Lake Ouachita, the largest lake completely within Arkansas's borders and one of cleanest lakes in the nation, or 13,800-DeGray Lake, another Ouachita Mountain lake rich in natural beauty.

The wild and scenic Cossatot River is another to experience with its Arkansas swimming holes and great snorkeling coves. And, 45,440-acre Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas's largest man-made lake with waters stretching across north-central Arkansas and over the border into Missouri, offers some of the best snorkeling in Arkansas. The natural beauty of The Natural State is here underwater, too. Check out the fish, rocks, plants, and mussel shells.

Start planning your Arkansas state parks scuba diving and snorkeling adventures by selecting from the Arkansas state parks below.