Many parks offer designated swimming areas that are perfect spots to cool off on a sunny, summer day. These include Choctaw, Cove Creek, Dam Site, Devils Fork, Heber Springs, Hill Creek, Old Highway 25, Shiloh and Sugar Loaf. Day use fees are charged for use of all designated areas. Users may pay a daily fee of $5 per vehicle or purchase an annual pass for $40.  There is no charge for America The Beautiful card holders.

Swimmers are reminded to:
-Swim and wade only where they are familiar with water depths and the bottom;
-Swim in the company of others;
-Do not overestimate your swimming ability. Distances are deceiving over the water;
-Watch children closely;
-Avoid boat channels, launching ramps and docks;
-Remember horseplay in the water can result in injuries.