This was our very first camping trip, and it was perfect. We visited over spring break for a few days. It was cold in the mornings (perfect for a fire and camp coffee), warm during the day (great hiking weather-no bugs or snakes), and cold at night (great snuggling weather). Loop A is great. Some sites are right by Lee Creek. The bathhouse is clean and warm. There is no power or water, but it didn’t bother us. We cooked over the fire and loved every minute.
The State Park systems in the US are some of our favorite places to find beautiful camping spots, but Lake Dardanelle State Park in Arkansas tops most of them all. The spots are spacious and aesthetically nice, wood and charcoal grills at the ready, most are shaded well, the shower/restrooms are air conditioned and spacious. The swimming beach looked wonderful, the campground host was welcoming, it was all we could ask for.
This is a great place to camp or hike. It has a great trail that you can explore, with lots of large boulders and some caves that you can get real close to. I think you can go in them at some times too but when I was there it was closed due to something with the bats. There is also a pretty dam and lake that is right there for fishing or kayaking. When you think of a campsite that has it all, this one is it. It's got your water source, trails, big boulders to climb, caves. There is also a state park center to visit and get info. There are plenty of campsites and several cabins to rent. There is a horse trail and other things for horse but I haven't explored it. They do have a pool that is open for the summer. I have just been there to hike but saw these other amenities. Hope this helps.
The scenery at the overlook trail is amazing. Found a place to hang the hammock and had a relaxing time. Unfortunately it was walking stick mating season which added a strange element to the trip. Bathrooms were nice. The sites were very close together, too close for my liking.
Nice size tent camping areas. Had facilities close by. Was able to unplug and unwind since there is no cell phone reception. Can not wait to take our Grandson's with us on the next trip there so they can take advantage of all the trails that there is to hike and explore.
How do you start describing Mt. Nebo State Park? The view from 1800 ft. above the Arkansas River basin? The wonderful campground with a well maintained swimming pool? The hiking trails that are not difficult? The hang gliders taking off from Sunrise Point? The cozy cabins for those friends or family that are not true "campers". Deer everywhere to be viewed and enjoyed. When describing Mt. Nebo State Park, the questions are the answers. Robin Doyle
This place has a small RV loop with a full bathhouse, as well as a loop of walk-in tent sites with access to two nearby toilets and sinks (but not showers). Unfortunately, the loop is little compressed; both too close to the road noise and to neighbors across the median area in the center of the loop. Also, the pool is reported to be permanently closed, and you need to hop in the car to get to the playground and hiking trailheads. They could do a better job redesigning the layout of things to fix these issues and add privacy as well as easy access to the recreation features.
Pluses are: a nice Ozarks setting. We enjoyed War Eagle trail even though the cave is closed, because it offers some great views. We found the second half of it too risky with our young child, due to steep dropoffs and wet conditions. Also, we took side trips to Eureka Springs and two pretty waterfalls along the gravel county roads near Forum, Ark. Overall, a worthwhile destination.
This is one of my all time favorite places to camp. I’ve only ever been in the fall and winter. So it’s quiet. When you first get there it’s a little unnerving because it’s so quiet. There’s no road noise at all. Just nature and the occasional chopping of firewood. It’s all very clean. They have toilets and water spigots that are open til November. And vault toilets for winter.
The main campground is a nice one with running water and showers. Several spots have good trees for hammocking. Sites are not self-pay, you need to go to the office to use a site. Main campground has sites you can park your car at, but they also have a section you have to walk a little ways to. You can also get a permit to back back on the Butterfield Trail.
Park has variety of trails including several mountain biking trails, shorter trails, and the 15 mile Butterfield Trail. Devil's Den is one of my favorite spots in the Missouri/Arkansas area. I try to go every year if I can!
Steel Creek is home to the most iconiv and photographer bluff of the Buffalo National River, Roark Bluff. It is an absolutely gorgeous area and features a short trail to a vantage point for taking pictures of Roarok Bluff as well as access to other Buffalo River hiking trails.
Campground has tent sites, self-pay, and bathrooms with running water. Not as many sites have the trees for hammocking as some of the other campgrounds. Sites have picnic tables and firepits.
Easy access with paved roads up to the campground.G
It does get fairly crowded in the summer, so the best time to visit is a warmer spell during off-season.
Some of the reviews I read suggested that you need a four wheel drive vehicle to make the drive up. Maybe when it's wet that might be the case, but it was dry when we were there and we had no problem making the drive in a Fiat 500. If that little car can make it, any car can make it. Yes, you need to take it slow and easy, it's a rough, steep, gravel road.
We stayed in the tent campground. Peaceful spot, every star is visible. All of them. Beautiful sunrise in the morning viewed from the rim trail. Wish we had longer to explore, but we were off to Devil's Den right after breakfast. Hope to make it back some day.
Me and my best friend call this place base! Always a beautiful view no matter what time of year. The trail that leads to the falls is amazing and easy to hike. There is an additional trail passing the first waterfall that is dangerous and steep but very worth the view at the top!the hot showers are always appreciated and the peace and quiet we get to endure doesn’t compare to anything. Love this place!
Their campsites are in a great spot, they are easily accessible on a paved road
The sites are not all level so be picky with what site you choose, we always go find an empty spot that will work first, they have horse camps, tv sites, and camper spots as well as small cabins, each spot has different amenities but most have electric and running water near!
Great location close to the river, very primitive, campgrounds can get a little close and are not as private as some! Beautiful views especially in the morning!!