Nestled cozily in Arkansas’ slice of the Ozark Mountains, Withrow Springs State Park is named after Richard Withrow who established the area’s first grist mill. The reason people flock to visit this park each year, however, is to hike the many trails that lead you to local natural attractions, such as the enormous limestone bluffs that surround the area, mystical bat caves, and the freshwater springs of course!
What makes Withrow Springs State Park a consistently popular destination? The variety of recreational activities that can be found within. Visitors can choose from options such as diving into the seasonal swimming pool, shopping in one of the multiple pavilions, the enticing snack bars, tennis, and basketball courts. Fishing and boating are among the most common activities, and if you and a group want to try floating down the water, the park even offers a shuttle and canoe renting service for you!
Camping at this park is relaxing and pleasant, as most of the campsites are located in more wooded, shaded areas. Primitive sites are first come, first serve, but the park does offer campsites you can reserve, which come fully equipped with hookups and a modern bathhouse.
The trails in this park are a notoriously great experience, and among those is the popular War Eagle Trail. Along this trail visitors will come across one of the only caves in Arkansas open for public viewing. However, this popular cave is temporarily closed. Reach out to park officials for more details.
Small, quaint campground. 29 RV sites with water hookups and electric. 10 primitive walk in sites (Just a stone throw walk). The pool has closed down due to a crack… no cell phone reception in the campground, but its camping! Get unplugged! ❤
This small State Park just outside Huntsville Arkansas has many amenities. Family friendly handicap accesible. I has 30 tent Rv and walk in tent camping. There is a very nice playground for the kids, a swimming pool in the summer months. Campgrounds are very clean clean and have full bathrooms and showers.
We went to this quaint little park for a quick weekend getaway. Two families with kids met up and tent camped in sites next to each other. Clean campground, beautiful dogwoods, cute little spring.
Nice mellow creek to splash or canoe in (on site rentals), plus swimming, and short nature trails. Lovely cliffs near the water with lots of trees.
Yay: classic Ozarks beauty in a very modern campground with extras like sports. Wooded private and large campsites.
Nay: only a few campsites are near the springs
Surprise: you can float the river, including rental tubes and a van shuttle onsite.
Withrow Springs is a pretty nice park overall, but it does have some detractors with the stagnant water filled with algae along the side of the road and the bugs. The positives, it is a really nice facility with well maintained campsites, bathrooms, and a large pool if you have little kids, and a nice visitor's center.
The War Eagle Trail is also nearby with a gravel parking lot right near the entrance of the park.
There are also a lot of trees with shaded campsites. It is not a perfect campground but it is pretty nice. With a few upgrades and some drainage issues fixed, this park could easily be a four star park and campground.
We have debated staying here for years but with the cost for an RV spot at $30+ per night, we were priced out. However, last fall they opened 10 walk in tent camping spots and we were sold. The cost is the normal amount of around $12 a night for a tent site and each comes with a great spot for the tent, a fire ring, and a table. The campground gets loud but it is always enjoyable. The grounds have hiking trails and a pool. We have never been on the War Eagle River to float as it is only seasonal.
Withrow exceeded all expectations. The tent walk in sites are new and updated. Each site has a new tent pad that can accommodate up to an 8 person tent, new tables and conveniently located fire pits. The facilities are updated and clean and located a short walk from the walk in sites. The paths to the walk in sites are well marked and paved which makes it easy to haul gear. The park has 3 hiking trails and is a short (less than an hour) drive to Eureka Springs. The park has a playground for the kids and slow flowing stream to relax from the hustle and bustle. Reservations are recommended as this park fills up fast on the weekends.
We visited this park after touring Eureka Springs. This park was a welcome rest spot and has a multitude of large shade trees and a wonderful quiet stream. The stream is a perfect place for a relaxing canoe or kayak ride. There were three hiking trails ranging from 3/4 mile to 1 1/4 miles suitable for all ages. If you are in the area, definitely take time to enjoy this park!