Top 7 Awesome Beaches in Arkansas

Although Arkansas is a land-locked state, it is blessed with rivers and lakes that make for great beaches and swimming holes. The mountains of Ouachita and Ozarks are home to many big and small lakes and also man-made lakes that offer abundant recreational opportunities. Most of them offer swimming beaches in addition to other outdoor aquatic activities.

Some of the best beaches in Arkansas are listed below:

Shores Lake

Shores Lake

Located in the Ozark mountain range, this beach offers 82 acres of shore line with unlimited fun – fishing, hiking, camping and of course swimming.

Blanchard Springs

Blanchard Springs Beach

The springs pour out into the Mirror Lake which is an attraction for water sport lovers. Swimming, fishing for rainbow trout, camping, wild life trails and the wild cave tours are all part of the springs.

Lake Bennett

Lake Bennett

With a sandy beach, this lake is a popular for its cool waters. An ideal place for a secluded summer outing.

Lake Sylvia

Lake Sylvia

Located in the forests of Ouachita this lake is a perfect swimming beach for the warm summers.

Shady Lake

Shady Lake

Also located in Ouachita, this lake is known for its sandy beaches. Apart from swimming, these beaches also offer scenic locations for hiking and camping.

Lake Austell

Lake Austell Beach

Situated in the Village Creek State Park, this lake is spring-fed and allows for swimming, fishing and camping on its sandy beaches.

Storm Creek and Bear Creek

Storm Creek and Bear Creek

Situated amidst the wilderness of St. Francis National Park, these twin lakes are excellent recreational spots.

Beches In The Arkansas Ozarks

  • Beaver Lake
  • Bull Shoals Lake
  • Greers Ferry Lake
  • White River, Jacksonport State Park
  • Lake Charles State Park
  • Lake Leatherwood
  • Lake Wedington
  • Norfork Lake
  • Table Rock Lake

Beaches In The Arkansas Ouachitas

  • Albert Pike Recreation Area
  • Charlton Recreation Area
  • DeGray Lake
  • Lake Greeson
  • Jack Creek Recreation Area
  • Knoppers Ford Recreation Area
  • Lake Catherine State Park
  • Lake Hamilton. Hill Wheatley Park
  • Lake Ouachita
  • Shady Lake

Beaches In The Arkansas River Valley

  • Lake Dardanelle
  • Horsehead Lake
  • Shores Lake
  • Long Pool Recreation Area
  • Blue Mountain Lake
  • Cove Lake
  • Spring Lake

Beaches In The Arkansas Delta

  • Lake Ponder, Crowley's Ridge State Park
  • Lake Austell, Village Creek State Park
  • Bear Creek Lake
  • Storm Creek Lake

Beaches In Central Arkansas

  • Lake Bennett, Woolly Hollow State Park
  • Lake Sylvia
  • Beaverfork Lake