The more than 600,000 acres of natural and manmade lakes provide some of the
best vacations in
the state, and you will find Arkansas lake lodging of every standard and type
that will suit most anyone's budget and taste. Some Arkansas lake rentals even
include houseboats that provide you both with a place to stay as well as method
to get from place to place. Because so many lakes were created by dams on rivers
(most notably, the White River)
built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), you will find that Arkansas
lake resorts are often accessible
to both. This includes the 52 state
parks and the pristine wilderness areas around them.
This means that whether you are staying in one of the many lake cabins in Arkansas or in luxury hotels located around the lakes, you are able to participate in all the available outdoor activities like boating, hiking, swimming, and fishing. You also will be near other attractions as diverse as the Magic Springs Amusement Park and the spas of Hot Springs and Eureka Springs.
When you are thinking of Arkansas lake lodging you may possibly envision rustic log cabins or cozy little country cottages, and these are plentiful around all the lakes in the state. Lake cabins in Arkansas fall into two categories. There are those that are part of Arkansas lake resorts with a central lodge and communal facilities like a restaurant or dining hall, tennis courts, and swimming pools. And there are also privately owned Arkansas lake rentals that might even be the seasonal second home of retirees or a family from Little Rock.
In virtually all cases, lake cabins in Arkansas will come fully furnished and equipped with the basics needed for self catered vacations—from dishes and cooking utensils to bed linens. For Arkansas lake lodging of a different sort, you can investigate the more than 650 camping sites around the 487 miles of Lake Beaver Arkansas shoreline, which offers swimming beaches, hiking and biking trails, and boat launching ramps.
Arkansas lake rentals include not only cabins but also houseboats, providing you both with a place to stay but also a means of transportation from place to place around the lake. You can safely park your motor home, recreational vehicle, or car rentals, and spend the rest of your Arkansas vacations on the water.
Other Arkansas lake resorts can be found in the Ozarks, on Lake Hamilton near Little Rock, or in Hot Springs where you can enjoy luncheon and dinner cruises on the 400-passengers Belle of Hot Springs riverboat. There is Arkansas lake lodging allowing you to rent all kinds of boats and water sports equipment, and outfitters are available as fishing and hunting guides.
Arkansas lake lodging can be found in the Ouachita Mountains at DeGray Lake, which is very popular for camping and also located near Hot Springs. Or look around Murfreesboro to Greeson Lake, which is stocked by the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission, and there are also Arkansas lake rentals available around the largest lake in the state, Lake Ouachita.