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. Campground and Day-Use Area Rules
Long Pool campground is top notch!! Very nice large sites that have great beefy tables and large fire grates. Our campsite site was backed up to Big Piney Creek which was beautiful. Not much for local hikes with out doing research ahead of time.
This was a highly anticipated camping trip for us and Long Pool didn’t disappoint! We didn’t make a booking ahead so we got to go and pick a spot at the moment, and we went for one a beautiful spot overlooking the river. The campground was beautiful and had fairly clean restrooms and showers. Water wasn’t potable and it was quite brown so we just use it to wash dishes etc, but nothing else. Bring plenty of groceries and other needs since all stores are 45’/60’ away!
Gorgeous old campground with nice beach area.
Great tidy campground, the Big Piney River is a beautiful spot for a swim. Good clean bathroom facilities and water. A little crowded the first weekend of October, but still easy to find a spot.
The sites here are shady and well spaced. No cell service, but I enjoy that once in a while! The kids had fun and everyone was friendly. Will definitely camp here again. No sewer hookups, but there is a dump station.
Long Pool Recreation Area is at the end of the road. There are three camping loops with a total of about 50-60 sites. 20 have electric and water and the remaining are primitive. All the sites were roomy and separated from each other. We loved site 19 in Loop B. It was primitive but we brought an inverter generator and carried our own water although a spigot was 50’ away. The site was spacious with a flat area for a tent and had a fire pit. The site flanked Piney Creek which is good for floating, canoeing and kayaking as well as fishing. The campground is heavily forested with Pines and Oak. We wish there would have been more hiking trails. There was only two and one of them was closed due to Covid. It is a great location to just get away and relax at the site.
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.