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

2311 Reviews of 657 Arkansas Campgrounds

Brian T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021


Well, this place is just run down.

No water in the bathrooms when we were there. Also no hot water. Checkin was easy online but you can also pay on site with cash.

There are pota johns everywhere from the 80s? Maybe 70s? Outdated and dirty.

However the boondocking spots were nice views of…

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Month of VisitDecember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Mississippi River State Park

From the time we arrived to the time we left the staff was great. The park was one of the cleanest park we have ever seen. The kayak tour of Cypress forest was the highlight of the trip.

We could see water from every side of our camper.

Month of VisitAugust
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Simple and Quick but feels like a trailer park.

A worn down to rubble gravel road coming in and RVs are about 6 feet from each other but if you're looking for a quick stop along your journey and a seamless self check-in process, this might be the spot. Despite the numerous RVs that are here, the community manages a quiet harmonious evening to…

Month of VisitDecember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Great spot with creek side sites

Nice park that’s close to downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. Forty-plus sites, some back up to a creek, all with WiFi, cable tv and full hook ups. Nice camp hosts, laundry and shower facilities.

Month of VisitDecember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021


I am quite fond of the state parks in Arkansas and this was a clean, quiet, beautiful and safe location near Hot Springs. I was very happy that I could also bring my dog. When I reached my campsite my booking tag was already there and there was some firewood placed on the fire pit for me already.…

Month of VisitNovember
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Excellent mountain views

Such awesome views!

Siteawesome views-will be back!
Month of VisitDecember
Marshall P.
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Great spot

Great campground right on the lake. Sites were reasonably level but be prepared for hitching on a small incline/decline. Hookups worked great. Website says 50a only but they all appeared to have 30 and 50a plugs. Most sites were back-ins but there were a handful of pull throughs. Nice hiking…

Month of VisitDecember
FThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Great view of the White River

Mainly an RV campground with some tent sites. Camped with our camper van at site #35 along the White River. Long walk to the restroom from here. The RV sites have paved drives & offer views of the river. Most sites are small, feels crowded, although there were many unoccupied "Reserved" sites.…

  • site #35
  • small sites, neighbors close by
  • great view of the White River from campsites
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Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Nice wooded camping

We really liked the dark, quiet camping on the B loop on a Sunday night. Great starting point for a morning run.

Month of VisitDecember
Nancy F.
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2021

Wonderful Experience

This was our family’s second camping trip in a tent and our first Fall/cold weather experience.

We arrived well after midnight and had no trouble finding our reservation and tent site. The campground is well-lit, the tent pad was level and clean, and the bathrooms were incredibly clean. It’s also…

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Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2021

Good for one night

Just passing through. Met our needs for one night. Didn’t see the laundry facility so can’t speak to that. Play ground, pool, friendly office staff. Wifi seemed ok. Major traffic noise at night from the highway. About 14 minutes to downtown area. Park seemed a little rundown, sites close together.…

Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2021

Convenient Stopover off the freeway

As others have said here, the park is right off the freeway, within walking distance of several restaurants, a grocery store, and Walmart. I did hear some traffic but it was huge noise to me. I even overslept a bit. Google maps won’t get you all the way to the site. Thanks to Gary’s handy map I…

Month of VisitDecember
dThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Very nice

Quiet,great trails ,close to excellent hiking

Month of VisitDecember
Candy A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Quiet and Beautiful

We spent a month here. Very quiet, beautiful area, and lots of attractions in Hot Springs. The Office has been kind and helpful.

Month of VisitDecember
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2021






Potable water, pit toilets, trash, picnic table, lantern pole, pedestal grill, fire ring, Campground is right off the highway and the sites right next to the road will be noisy. Drive further in…

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Month of VisitNovember

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