Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful

We are a non-profit organization of volunteers, who are dedicated to the betterment of the visitor experience and accessibility to the DeGray Lake area. We do this through education, community partnerships, and facility enhancement.

Annual Shoreline Clean Up

What: 45th Annual Shoreline Clean Up 

Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful is a Coordinating Partner  of the Great Arkansas Cleanup which takes place annually, September through October.  The  event is the "nation's largest community improvement effort" (Great Arkansas Cleanup).  Approximately 300 DeGray Lake enthusiasts remove three tons of trash from the shorelines, campgrounds, and recreation areas. 

The Annual Shoreline Clean Up is a community and family event. A picnic style lunch is provided at the Lower Lake Pavilion following trash pickup. There will be drawings for door prizes and "Litter Gitter" awards.  Everyone is welcome; individuals, groups, and clubs.

When: 23 September 2023. 

Save the date for our 45th Annual Shoreline Clean Up and  Register here. Please register  by 1 August 2023 to ensure that we have enough volunteer T-shirts for everyone. Check in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Where: DeGray Lake Recreation Area. 

Directions: From Interstate 30 take exit 78. Merge onto State Highway 7 north and turn onto AR- 390 for 2 miles.

Fishing Pier

Our next big project is a 110 x 12 foot ADA-compliant fishing pier on the water. We have the permits, location, architectural plans, and environmental studies. Help us raise funds to make this a reality.

Donate here toward the funding goal of $200,000.

Sunset Trail

A 1.7 mile ADA-accessible wildlife observation trail with fishing pier. There is an ongoing effort to extend this trail in the future.

Read more here. 


We work to keep DeGray Lake accessible for all who wish to enjoy our community; fishing, duck hunting, water sports, biking, onsite access to trail system, and disc golf.

Environmental Education Outreach

This annual event is put on in partnership with Lake Hamilton School District and Mount St. Mary Academy. The students learn about water safety, water quality, various native animals in The Natural State, ecosystems and ecosystem services. We strive to bring about the importance of environmental awareness.