March 22, 1955
The land for Daisy State Park, consisting of 272 acres situated on the northern shoreline of 7,000-acre Lake Greeson in southwest Arkansas, was acquired by the state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Former state representative Pete Austin, a lifetime resident of Pike County, was a leading advocate for the creation of the park. In the early 1950s, the Corps of Engineers built a small, primitive campsite there before the site was designated a state park. The facilities have grown through the years. The clear water and Ouachita Mountains scenery make the park a favorite of campers seeking water sports and fishing. Daisy is the eighth state park established in Arkansas.