Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area & Campground
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2021

Boats, Boats, and more Boats

  • Apr - Oct 134 sites w/electric (50 amp is available)
  • Some Pull Thru Sites
  • $20-$21 (depending on pass cost could be$10 per night) 
  • Reservations accepted (during high season on weekends recommended) 
  • 16165 E Hwy 94, Rogers, AR  72758
  • recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 

Swimming beach, dump station at front gate, marina, boat ramp, water, playground, picnic table, fire ring, paved pads, fish cleaning station, toilets, showers, water sites, trash 

8 national bass tournaments are held every year along with other fishing tournaments through out the year.  Perfect for great fishing.

Don't confuse this park with the town of Horseshoe Bend which is also located in the Ozark Mountains.  This is a COE campground which is on Beaver Lake called Horseshoe Bend.  Some of the rolling hills will turn to beautiful steep hollers that may bring a bit of fear to folks afraid of heights.  I would not speed because you will encounter quick curves.  Slow down and enjoy the ride.  Make that part of your journey.

There are many water sites but most are for smaller rigs.  Remember many COE campgrounds are older and unless they have been renovated sites are small.  There are actually 12 recreation sites in the Beaver Lake area with over 670 campsites with several commercial marinas.

Sunrises to sunsets Beaver Lake will provide a plethora of opportunities for anyone that loves the outdoors.  The visitor will also discover sights only seen in the Ozarks.

The drive to Rocky Branch is set in rural Arkansas in the rolling Ozark Mountains. It is a narrow, winding, rolling with a dense covering of beautiful trees giving a sense of peace and serenity. Depending on your route I suggest filling your gas tank and get your groceries before getting to far out of civilization. It is several miles back to a grocery store. As you get ready to enter the campground there is a large marina with a great deal of traffic especially during the summer and on weekends. If traveling during the summer I would recommend reservations and if you have a particular site you would prefer I would reserve as soon as possible. ASAP Check the site sizes as most sites are small and will not accommodate larger rigs. Smaller is king here. Fishing, boating of all kinds, SUP, hiking, biking, take your pick. Beaver Lake has nearly 500 miles of beautiful shoreline. Beaver Lake is known for small and large mouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, stripers and white bass. If you have a boat take your chances or hire a guide. Within a short drive you will find Hobbs State Park and the War Eagle Mill. Hobbs gives you more options for enjoying the beauty of the Arkansas Ozarks. There is a renovated shooting range and has one lane that is for wheelchair use. The range is free to the public. Check this out from 0800 hours to 1630 hours(8 am to 4:30 pm) Tuesday thru Sunday. If you tire of water sports and kicking back to a slow pace you can always do a bit of sightseeing., NWA(North West Arkansas as it is know in Arkansas) is a gold mine of diverse sights and locations. Crystal Bridges is a world class American Art Museum with a setting in a natural Ozark woods with springs and a beautiful walking trail. Eureka Springs will give you the sense of being in a quaint European or Victorian town. The downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Pea Ridge steps you back into the Civil War. Pea Ridge was the location of an important pivotal battle west of the Mississippi. You will find a 4.300 acre site with a seven mile self guided auto tour. War Eagle Mill is a working gristmill that was built in 1832. At the mill there is a beautiful stream with an old one lane wooden plank bridge. You may walk across or drive. Buy some organic grain on your visit. Great stop for the kids with wonderful shade trees. A step back in time. A visit to this area is not complete without a visit to Bentonville to the Walmart Museum. The museum is located inside the original 5& 10 Walmart store opened in 1950. Enjoy an Ice cream cone while you are there. Our visit was mosquito free and very few flies. We also did not encounter ticks or chiggers so this was a major bonus.

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