Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Drinking Water
About Tar Camp

Tar Camp Park is situated near Pool 5 Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River.

The campground is known for its beauty and first-class fishing. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.

Recreation

The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream.

Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways.

On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

Facilities

Tar Camp Campground offers more than 50 sites, most with electric and water hookups. Each campsite has a movable lamp post and grill, as well as campfire rings and picnic tables.

Two large group picnic shelters that can each accommodate up to 60 people each can be reserved for day use.

A rock climbing wall and basketball court provide additional recreation opportunities.

Natural Features

The park is in a forested area along the riverfront, close to the rolling fields of cotton farms. It is 193 feet above sea level; winters are generally mild and summer temperatures reach the upper 90s with high humidity.

Red fox are frequently seen in the park, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.

Nearby Attractions

Little Rock, the state capital and largest city in Arkansas, is only a short drive away and offers many amenities and cultural attractions.

The nearby town of Pine Bluff is the home for the Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff Regional Park, the Martha Mitchell Home and other points of interest, as well as shopping and groceries.

ADA Access: N

Sites
49
Price
$9.00 - $60.00
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Location
Tar Camp is located in Arkansas
Latitude
34.4497 N
Longitude
-92.1125 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Redfield, Arkansas, take State Route 46 east to State Route 365. Turn left and go 1 block, then turn right and drive 4 miles to Tar Camp Park. Follow signs into the campground.
2 Reviews of Tar Camp
Nice facility, Corp managed

Clean, family friendly, plenty of room. Temps above 50* mean stock up on big repellent. Sits on the banks of the Arkansas River. Great place until the Corp closes it down for weather or political reasons. I’d give more than three stars but the Corp has a poor track record keeping parks open.

First to Review
Beautiful

On the Arkansas River, it’s a clean and beautiful park. Rv spots on all on the rivers edge. Plenty of room. Price for rv camping was very good.