Camping in Arkansas



About Arkansas Camping

Chock-full of scenic natural beauty and breathtaking geological diversity, camping in Arkansas is an experience hard to forget. Campgrounds can be found on top of magnificent mountain ranges, sparkling lakeshores, and nearly anywhere in between. Known as “The Natural State,” Arkansas boasts two mountain ranges, three national forests, 600,000 acres of lakes, and 9,000 miles of streams and rivers. In addition to numerous camping and backpacking opportunities, Arkansas is long famous for its hunting and fishing scene. So lace up your boots and get ready for an unparalleled getaway camping in Arkansas!

Take an extraordinary escape to the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas in Eureka Springs. The entire city is on the National Register of Historic Places with its carefully preserved Victorian Buildings and unique architecture built around the city’s natural springs. Numerous campgrounds near Eureka Springs offer campers an opportunity to get up close with nature while staying within reach of the city’s curvy hills and winding streets free of traffic lights.

Just south of Eureka Springs lies the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, dedicating 459 acres to exotic cats. The sanctuary is home to tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. Animal lovers can enjoy guided habitat tours and open discovery areas daily.

Just over an hour from Little Rock, AR, sits the largest lake in Arkansas. Renowned for its scenic beauty and clear waters, Lake Ouachita is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, Lake Ouachita provides campers with ample water sports opportunities, including swimming, scuba diving, and angling. The Lake Ouachita State Park also offers scenic trails, two swimming areas, and a marina with boat rentals and fishing supplies.

Embark on a gorgeous trip through The Natural State. With The Dyrt, you can be sure to find the best camping in Arkansas along the way.

Recent Reviews In Arkansas

1826 Reviews of 642 Arkansas Campgrounds

Thomas M.
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

A Beautiful Location!

This is an amazing park right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. There are two things I would change: 1. Dusty when dry. 2. Add more shade trees around sites. The bathrooms were clean and laundry was available.

Dave R.
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Nice place, for weekend

I think, if they came and upgraded the site with better pad for the modem rvs, this could be a prime location. Bathrooms are clean and have showers, some site's are really close together which is crazy when you see how much room is here. But, most site's you can see the lake with a few backwards,…

  • That's #32 and #33
  • Site #33
  • Their's a boat lunch and beach here also
Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Not a bad site here

Ok forget the ever running trains not to far from back of campground or the 3 mile drive on a dirt and gravel road, this is a beautiful park. The river that runs through it has great fishing. (Just down from fish hatchery) Just wish they had sewer sites available. Staff was great and very friendly.…

  • Mammoth Spring State Park
  • Mammoth Spring State Park
  • Shot from our campsite
Month of VisitJune
Brad D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Nice overnight +

Very well maintained park. Our spot was right beside the river. As we only stayed one night, we used our own showers. Seemed to be a good bit of traffic all through the night. Would have liked to have stayed another night and done some fishing.

Month of VisitJune
Wendy B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 12, 2021

Could go again and again

I love going to Withrow I could spend forever there. It's such a peaceful calm environment surrounded by beautiful forests and streams and the river and caves and bluffs and everything is just gorgeous the campsites aren't right next to each other they're each in their own most secluded kind of…

SiteWalk in number 9
Month of VisitJune
Momo C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 11, 2021

awesome and very nice

The tent camping is so beautiful right on the lake! Very calm and peaceful. Beautiful scenery and the lake is super nice

  • the lake
  • hank the dog
  • my little knife
Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

What a great find!!!

Called at last minute for reservation because the campground we were at was a nightmare. The people here were so nice and accommodating. When we drove in we were so excited. It is right along the Mississippi River. Every site is pull through and has a view. Staff are so friendly. Just minutes from…

Month of VisitJune
Zina T.
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

As a Camper Review

We stayed there because we wanted to be in a more wilderness setting. It’s actually for really just for ATV-ers and not too fun for plain camping. Sites have hookups and a fire pit and dry rocky dirt otherwise. They say they have full hook up but sewer is on your way out - not at the site,…

Month of VisitDecember
Melissa F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Bull Shouls White River State Park

Excellent View! This park is my favorite. The River is beautiful, and the water is clean so clear. I loved feeding the squirrels and birds. We walked the trail from the park and it was quite a hike up the side of the mountain. Took us about an hour. We had dinner at Gaston’s restaurant…

  • Their is a bird habitat close to Gaston’s Restaurant!
Month of VisitJune
Melissa F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Devils Den State Park

Nice park with clean bathrooms. Lots of hiking trails.

Month of VisitJune
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Great Campground, bad access.

This was a beautiful camp ground. It is well kept. It has clean well maintained toilets. and good clear campsites and trails. You have the rushing river below your campsite and the mountains all around. I had hoped for wonderful wild flowers and was not disappointed. 

((((()))))) I would…

  • The water was rushing.
Month of VisitMay
Norman D.
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Nice, Pretty, Friendly

Easy to reserve with a phone call. Friendly people. Roomy. Nice view of the lake.

Month of VisitMay
Norman D.
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Poor administration!

My reservation was partially cancelled. I called and asked for information. The campground Karen rudely refused to reveal the reason or predict future administration decisions.
Also hard to use their. Internet based reservation system when you are traveling in mostly poor coverage areas.

Month of VisitMay
Dani M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Excellent Campground

It was fairly quiet most of the time with only a couple obnoxious disturbances from boys in tricked out trucks.

The water is beautiful, as is the camp itself.

Only downside is a serious lack of phone signal.

But I'll definitely be back.

Month of VisitApril
Joe J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Arkansas camping at it's best

There are some good reviews here so I will just add a few extra notes.  First and foremost if you are travelling on I 49 and your camper is longer than 25' it is highly recommended that you take exit 53 (170) exit.  There are fewer tight turns for maneuvering big rigs.  Second we camped in…

  • Devil's Den Falls
Site79 with full hookup
Month of VisitJune

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