Long Pool Recreation Area lies along beautiful Big Piney Creek and offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities: camping, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Big Piney, a nationally designated a Scenic and Recreational River, offers visitors a variety of recreational experiences. A large natural pool, steep rock bluffs, and captivating forests are just a few examples of the natural beauty surrounding this recreation area. The recent addition of another camping loop offers 20 camping sites with water & electrical hook-ups. This camping loop is open year round. Long Pool Recreation Area is located within the Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area, which provides hunting opportunities for many types of game during open seasons.
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Long pool recreation area is a beautiful swimming area on Big Piney creek. The view from our campsite on loop A couldn't have been better. The campgrounds were spacious and private feeling and a short walk to the swimming.
Me and my best friend call this place base! Always a beautiful view no matter what time of year. The trail that leads to the falls is amazing and easy to hike. There is an additional trail passing the first waterfall that is dangerous and steep but very worth the view at the top!the hot showers are always appreciated and the peace and quiet we get to endure doesn’t compare to anything. Love this place!
Busy with floaters in the springtime. Tent loop on short bluff along “long pool”. Great swimmin’ hole, shower house for floaters and campers. Great little waterfall in hollow about 1/2 mi up river on creekside trail. Used to be an old high water cable crossing and footbridge (50 yrs ago) only the anchors remain.
great class II-III whitewater floating.
Tent campers have the better camping loop at this campground, closer to the water, nicer sites, most with plenty of trees for shade. You can drive up to the less attractive and less conveniently located RV loop to use the showers, if you need them. Some campsites are just a football-field distance from the rocky swim beach, while others sit either nestled in the woods or overlooking the creek from above on a small bluff. The big draw is the charming swimming area with its imposing trio of rocks that swimmers love to jump off of. Pets are not permitted around or in the water, so we prefer to leave our dog at home when visiting here. Hiking from the campground is terrific, too, particularly when the water is flowing to make waterfalls. Long Pool is a must-visit camping destination for Arkansas residents.
Sites with no electric have the best views and trails directly to the river. Toilets are clean but showers are in very rough shape.
This camp is in an out of the way place , but if you like in the woods to hear nature here's the place . When we went the site with electric section was not open just the primitive sites . But the restroom are open and showers are all clean . Swimming was a little chilly . We had a wonderful float trip down the piney in the kayak's I got dunked so that's how I know the water was chilly (lol) but all is good . There are lots of places to hike and fish along the bank . But I don't recommend swimming in May like I did .This place is in the National Forest ,so nature aplenty. And if you want to unplug this is the place no cell service and to me that was the best part.
Been here many times, decent campgrounds for casual campers, I personally prefer to camp in the wild over parks though.
Great location and very clean and accomodating