Residents and tourists are attracted to the variety of activities that abound in Arkansas. There are numerous public golf courses nearby, such as the beautiful 18-hole course just 10 minutes away at DeGray State Park Arkansas. The DeGray Lake State Park offers everything from hiking trails to horseback rides, and nearby Arkadelphia’s Water Park is loads of fun! Or maybe you'd like to dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, just down the road. Hot Springs National Park is just 30 minutes away on Scenic Highway 7: While there visit Oaklawn Park for exciting thoroughbred racing, enjoy Magic Springs Water Park and Theme Park, and find art galleries and unique shopping right across the street from famous Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, AR. Enjoy nearby tourist attractions such as great finds in antiques, arts and crafts. And, for history buffs — we're centrally located from the William Clinton library in Little Rock (1 hour East on I-30) , his birth place, in Hope (just 45 minutes west of I-30) and his boyhood home of Hot Springs. (30 minutes North on Highway 7).

Visit Hot Springs and Arkadelphia for more information on area attractions and special events and festivals for year round family fun. There is never a dull moment!

Water Sports

Skiing, tubing, wake boarding, fishing, and Sail boat races are just some of the fun things you can do on the lake!

Mountain Biking


Like a challenge? Or maybe you just want to enjoy a nice bike ride around the mountain, Iron Mountain has it with their Iron Mountain Bike Trails. There are numerous adventure races that take place throughout the year. Bring your family out and have a good day riding. Once you get tired or hot you can even stop and take a swim in the lake. For more information on mountain bike trails click here.


Horse back riding is available at DeGray State Park. Enjoy riding with your family by the lake Only 10 minute (6.4 Miles) away from Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina.

Boat Rentals

26' and 30' Party Barges, Houseboats and Jetskis can be hired, please see Boat Rentals.



Like to golf? Take a day to relax on DeGray's State Park Golf Course. It is 18-holes of fun for friends and family. Located only 15 minutes (7.5 miles) from Iron Mountain.

Crater of Diamonds

Maybe one day you would like to adventure out and take the kids diamond mining. At the Crater of Diamonds you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventure hunting for real diamonds. You'll search over a 37 1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100 million years ago brought to the surface the diamonds and some of the semi-precious stones lucky visitors find here today. They are only an hour and three minutes (50.8 miles) from Iron Mountain Marina Drive.