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Richland Creek Recreation Area

12 Reviews

About This Campground

This area has a small picturesque mountain stream with waterfalls, rocks, and bluffs. There is access to the Richland Creek Wilderness Area. 11 family camping units. Because of very rough roads, visitors are not encouraged to take camping trailers to Richland Creek. Campground and Day-Use Area…


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite


12 Reviews of Richland Creek Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2021

Nice campground to Get Away From It All

I've camped here many times in the past 4 years. Initially camping was free (no fee required). The past few times (in 2020) the fee had been reinstated and was $10 per day. An additional vault toilet had been added as well as other upgrades like very nice fire pits.

A short section of the south…

  • Very Nice Firepits with a rotatable cooking grill.
  • Falling Water Falls (35°43'18.9"N 92°56'57.5"W)
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2020

Secluded Beauty

Quick single night trip out during the week in mid September. 

I ended up staying at a dispersed spot on the way in.. I noticed it on my way to the campground and after circling the tent sites I decided to give it a shot. One of the best spots I've ever camped in. If you're cool with no/a…

  • View upstream of the creek after hiking about 50 yards downstream from the dispersed camping spot.
  • View from the top of the big climb before you get to the campground. If you've got a 4 wheel vehicle or backpacking supplies staying a night up here would be a great experience.
Nikki M.
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2020

Lots to do

Lots of hiking in the area plenty of waterfalls nearby usually very peaceful


Richland Creek Recreation Area is located in Arkansas


From Russellville take Arkansas 7 north for 37 miles to Pelsor, then turn right (east) on Arkansas 16 and go 10 miles, then turn left (north) on Forest Service Road 1205 (gravel)., which is located 1.5 miles south of Ben Hur. Take Forest Service Road 1205 (gravel) north 9 miles to Richland Creek.


35.7962297 N
92.93553775 W

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