Water Sports

Norfork Lake
Norfork Lake

Splashing around

Short of an ocean, there's just about every type of water to be found in Arkansas. Whether it's Mountain Valley pure bottled water, the thermal springs in Hot Springs National Park, the country's first federally protected stream (the Buffalo National River), the massive expanse of Lake Ouachita, or the trout-filled fantasy land that is the White River, you can find it here. Plan a vacation on the water in Arkansas and experience the joy of laying out on a beach, staying in a lakeside cabin or hitting the water for a cruise.

The abundance of Arkansas rivers and lakes has helped it earn The Natural State moniker. With over 600,000 acres of lakes and over 90,000 miles of Arkansas clear streams and rivers, there is ample opportunity to take to the waters. And we have beaches for sunning or playing in the sand—you’ll find both active and relaxing vacations here.

Re-discover the simple joys of nature at an old-fashioned swimming hole. Plan a vacation aboard a houseboat rental where you and your guests have all the comforts of home while truly getting away from it all. Hone your sailing skills as you travel the crystalline waters of Arkansas lakes, or cast a line on one of the many first-class Arkansas smallmouth bass streams. Learn about all the hidden places where you can relax and simply watch a waterfall. Pick just the right river to run the rapids or to lazily float the day away, mile after mile. Add a vacation on the water to your Arkansas to-do list today!