Some times you do not have to travel far for good food to go along with your latest adventure. The Diamond Lakes area in Western Arkansas offers plenty of opportunities to explore and eat all in one area.
Lakes are obviously the best way to experience summer in Arkansas. With DeGray, Ouachita, Catherine, and Hamilton, there are plenty of places for a water retreat in the area. Several of the lakes have great restaurants at the surrounding state parks and private lodges. There are also a number of great opportunities nearby. Here are some of our favorites.
Shangri-La Resort in Mount Ida
Harbor Lodge Restaurant & Jenn’s Speciality Foods – Mountain Harbor Resort
Echo Canyon Resort & Marina in Royal, AR
Belle of Hot Springs/Gilligan’s On Lake Hamilton
You could of course get out and enjoy the non-water side of the area. Crater of Diamonds State Park is a unique outing that you can only find in Arkansas. Be sure to check out the KimberLite Cafe while you are there.
If Golf is more your thing, head out to the Glenwood Country Club for a quick round and a meal.