New adventure race debuts at DeGray Lake Resort State Park


DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck will be the scene of a new adventure next month. The inaugural Great DeGray Adventure Race takes place September 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The race is centered on navigation skills to find hidden markers throughout the state park.


Participants can compete the course solo or as teams or families and registration takes place 8 a.m. the day of the event in the lobby of the lodge. September is also a great time to hike and there are a range of trails at the park to check out. These include the .50 mile Chickadee Trail, the the .75 mile Green Heron Trail, the 1 mile Island Trail, the .25 mile Saginaw Historic Trail and the 1/2 mile Towering Pine Trail. Park interpreter Jason Parrie shares his insight on them in the videos below.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, which is Arkansas’s only resort state park, is located 21 miles south of Hot Springs on Highway 7.  For more information call 501-865-5850 or visit