Monday, August 9, 2010

Eureka Springs and near by Arkansas Lakes

Looking for lakes in Arkansas where boat tours are offered? Several parks offer interpreter-led Arkansas lake tours. While the weather is still warm, no better a place to spend the day then at one of the many near by lakes surrounding Eureka Springs ,Arkanans.

Lake Chicot State Park offers a unique look at Arkansas's largest natural lake and the cypress swamp-like habitat of egrets, herons, eagles, ibis and the endangered wood stork. Lake Chicot, in southeast Arkansas, is one of the state's birding hotspots and the nationally acclaimed Levee Tour (auto) and the swamp tours are excellent ways to add excitement to your vacation and birds (and alligator, mink, deer and armadillo) to your life list.

Lake Ouachita State Park, in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, has become famous for cruises on Arkansas's largest lake. The cruise is a relaxing way to see the exposed results of the severe folding and faulting which created these beautiful mountains.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park on 13,800-acre DeGray Lake offers party barge tours led by park interpreters to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife that abound on this crystal lake, one of the five renowned Diamond Lakes of southwest Arkansas.

Arkansas lake tours are also offered at Daisy, Millwood, Moro Bay, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Catherine, Lake Charles, Lake Fort Smith, and Bull Shoals-White River state parks. Check out the Watchable Wildlife page for scheduled wildlife watching and winter eagle watching tours. Special tours can be arranged for groups

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