With typically high summer temperatures in Arkansas, swimming is one of the most popular activities in our Arkansas's state parks. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly pool, clear lake water, sparkling stream, or the perfect swimming hole, the state parks offer plenty of refreshing places to swim in Arkansas.
The six state parks with public swimming pools:
- Crater of Diamonds State Park
- Devil's Den State Park
- Lake Chicot State Park
- Lake Fort Smith State Park
- Mount Nebo State Park
- Petit Jean State Park
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:
- Crowley's Ridge State Park
- DeGray Lake Resort State Park
- Jacksonport State Park
- Lake Catherine State Park
- Lake Charles State Park
- Lake Dardanelle State Park
- Lake Ouachita State Park
- Mississippi River State Park
- Village Creek State Park
- Woolly Hollow State Park
Three of the Arkansas state park system’s four hotel-like lodges offer swimming pools for the enjoyment of lodge guests: DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge, Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, and The Lodge at Mount Magazine State Park. The Ozark Folk Center State Park's Cabins at Dry Creek, offer a swimming pool for cabin guests.
Camping and lodging, picnic areas, and bathhouse facilities vary from park to park, as do lifeguard services. Contact each park individually for further information on these Arkansas swimming holes, including hours of operation, fees, and safety regulations.
Plan a cool and relaxing Arkansas swimming getaway for the whole family at one of these great state parks!