Sunday, October 14, 2012

DeGray Lake

After attending church we drove to DeGray Lake for the afternoon. My wife had driven to Arkadelphia on Thursday to speak as an American Cancer Society Hero of Hope at the FCCLA meeting at Henderson State University. The drive was beautiful with the beginnings of fall color, so she wanted to go back to the area when I could go.

The drive was beautiful even if the day was overcast. We saw a lot of beautiful scenery on our way to DeGray Lake. We even saw a bobcat cross the road and were able to pull off the road and watch it for a while.  I love old barns, and had to stop and photograph this one.


Our first stop at DeGray Lake was at the Point Cedar Campground, one of eight different campgrounds that surround the lake.  Last year  I was invited to speak at the Arkansas-Louisiana Pathfinder Camporee held at Point Cedar.  Even though it is less that two hours from my house I had never been there before.  It is such a beautiful place that I had always intended to come back, but yesterday was the first time that I was able to.


While we were at Point Cedar, we found a very interesting tree and thought that it would make a great place to take photos.


The most visited place on DeGray Lake is  the DeGray Lake Resort State Park.  It  is Arkansas’s only resort state park. It is in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains along the north shore of the 13,800-acre lake. DeGray offers all the outdoor adventure and quality of an Arkansas State Park combined with resort class amenities. DeGray is a fishing and water sports paradise, a golf resort, the ideal camping spot and the perfect location for family vacations, getaways, reunions, weddings, business meetings and retreats.


We went on the Sunset Cruise while we were there.  Our park interpreter was excellent and the evening was great.  Even though the day had been overcast, the sun broke through so there was a  beautiful sunset.  DeGray Lake is known for it's Bald Eagles, and we were able to see two of them during the cruise.  The sunset was a magnificent end to a special day.








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