Middle Fork Dispersed Site AR Ozarks
Fred S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2022

Creekside Dispersed Site, Middle Fork Illinois Bayou

Large clearing along the Middle Fork of the Illinois Bayou. Located on Middle Fork Road, about a 1/4 mile in from AR Hwy 27, near Hector, AR. The site is on national forest land and appears to be popular. It's large enough for 3 car/truck/campervan rigs. Area is level for rigs & tents, although the ground is mostly hard buried gravel - maybe uncomfortable to sleep on without pads. Three large puddles on the site. Three ways to enter the site from  Middle Fork Road. Middle Fork Rd itself can easily accommodate 2wd passenger vehicles. Other dispersed sites further down the road along the creek. The site is not pristine, but it's nice to camp close to the bayou. Very peaceful, but there is occasional faint truck noise from Hwy 27. A half dozen or so vehicles passed by, some were residents who live further down the road. No facilities; need to bring your own water. No trash pickup; pack in, pack out.

Month of VisitJune
  • Access from MIddle Fork Rd.
  • Large gravel/dirt site along bayou
  • Setup along bayou
  • setup with privacy tent in the background
  • Campfire in our own portable fire pit with bayou in the background
  • Middle Fork of the Illinois Bayou.
  • Quiet, peaceful evening
  • dispersed site overview
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