ecause of the abundance of recreational-friendly lakes in Arkansas
, the state boasts a number of picturesque settings for aquatic sports such as water and jet skiing, wake boarding and tubing.
Bull Shoals Lake, with its calm, crystal clear waters, is considered an Arkansas boating
and skiing sanctuary. With 45,440 acres, Bull Shoals Lake is the perfect destination for fun and safe water skiing and jet skiing experiences.
The largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders, Lake Ouachita, has been named one of the cleanest lakes in America, so don’t be afraid to let go of the ski rope and take a dip if you get tired zipping, zooming and skipping over the lake surface.
Start planning your water skiing adventure by selecting an Arkansas state park below.
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
Visitors to Bull Shoals-White River State Park can have the best of Arkansas skiing on 45,440-acre Bull Shoals Lake, and also enjoy river tubing in the cool, clear waters of the White River below the Bull Shoals dam. For details about Bull Shoals-White River State Park, call 870-445-3629 or visit: www.ArkansasStateParks.com/BullShoalsWhiteRiver.
Daisy State Park
Lake Greeson, 7,000-acres of crystal waters in the Ouachita Mountains, is formed by Narrows Dam on the Little Missouri River. This lake is a hot spot for wakeboarding and water skiing. Water skiing is a great way to get out and enjoy the wonderful scenery of Lake Greeson. Nestled in the lower regions of the Ouachita Mountains with forests surrounding it, this lake makes water skiing a great option for enjoying its natural beauty. Daisy State Park is your gateway to Lake Greeson, one of the renowned Diamond Lakes in southwest Arkansas. For details about Daisy State Park, call 870-398-4487 or visit: www.ArkansasStateParks.com/Daisy.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972, DeGray Lake impounds the water of the Caddo River forming this flood control reservoir which makes it a 13,800-acre recreation paradise for water skiing and wake boarding. During the summer months, these are popular sports on this scenic lake, one of the renowned Diamond Lakes of southwest Arkansas. Jet Ski rental is available on DeGray as well. On the lake's north shore, DeGray Lake Resort State Park offers the fun and adventures of a lake state park and the amenities of a water sports and golf resort. For details about DeGray Lake Resort State Park, call the park at 501-865-5810 or visit: www.DeGray.com.
Lake Dardanelle State Park
Lake Dardanelle, near Russellville, is a sprawling 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. This boaters' paradise is ideal for fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, and riding personal watercraft. Lake Dardanelle State Park offers camping, nature trails, interpretive programs, and a 10,000-square foot visitor center with four freshwater aquariums and modern exhibits on wildlife and history. For details about Lake Dardanelle State Park, call 479-967-5516 or visit: www.ArkansasStateParks.com/LakeDardanelle.
Lake Ouachita State Park
Arkansas skiing is at its best at 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita, the largest manmade lake located entirely within the state. Renowned for its scenic beauty and clear waters, this is one of the most popular wakeboarding and water skiing lakes in Arkansas. For details about Lake Ouachita State Park, call 501-767-9366 or visit: www.ArkansasStateParks.com/LakeOuachita.