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59 Reviews of 16 Bates, Arkansas Campgrounds

Ioan P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Fool sun

No shade, fool sun, $35 !

Site8
Month of VisitJuly
Ben M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Decent place for people set up to dry camp

The campground is very peaceful, only two other campers On a Thursday in the middle of June. There used to be places to get water but they are turned offIt really looks like there is very little maintenance. There are pit toilets But that is it. It is a very peaceful place but lacking in amenities

Site16
Month of VisitJuly
Crystal C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Views for days!!

Driving from Mena to Talihina along this stretch of highway is a treat when it comes to the spectacular views.   But stopping at places like this campground even further explain just how much of an amazing place this part of Oklahoma really is!   This area was once logged to the point that it was…

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Kenneth H.
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2021

Charleston lake

This is just a day park

Siteit's a park mainly
Month of VisitMay
Jeremy C.
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Unique Park

This is a very nice state park that mostly offers hiking and beautiful views. We stayed in our camper, but there is a beautiful lodge and a good restaurant here as well. The hike up to the highest point in Arkansas is easy and family friendly for kids. Campground and bathhouse were well…

Site12
Month of VisitMay
P
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

One of a kind...

We were here mid March on a rainy windy day. It felt too eerie visibility barely enough to see the next 10 ft probably. The windy road, fog, wind and rain made it feel like being in one of Stephen King's novel.

But, the next day the sun came out and all was well. The visitor center is rich with…

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C
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2021

Beautiful setting

Small 12 site, no reservation campgrounds for mostly tents. About half are on the creek and the views and running creek sounds are very relaxing. Downsides are there was no water, no restrooms (they were padlocked) and no electricity. The ATV trails are around camp and the noise from the…

CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2021

Great place to treat right

Great spot. As most have said the main site that this link takes you to is up hill some ways from a creek that runs quite a way through the area snaking around and getting to various fill levels depending on recent weather. It also has great spots to see while hiking around. I've been here twice…

Neil T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2021

Tucked up in the mountains

If you plopped me into this camp I wouldn’t have guessed I was in Oklahoma.

Just a bit off the beautiful Talimena Drive, it is well shaded, close to spectacular overlooks and lots of hiking options around.

Ouachita Trail access and other options available.

23 sites to pick from and there are a…

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SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2020

Perfect for all

First time in the Ouachita national forest and we found a most excellent spot next to Lillard Creek off of 6010 Deadmans trail Rd. Would recommend a 4wd vehicle. There’s a short rock trail to go up to reach the campsite, also too narrow for my Tundra. Enough space for a family or if your going on a…

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Lindsey  L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2020

On top of the mountain

Passing through on our way Petit Jean. Amazing views. Camp grounds were full of RVs but very peaceful and clean.

Elias L.
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2020

Great time

Went here a while back for some hiking and camping. Spent 3 days put here. Rained heavily on the 2nd day and small creeks and rivers became huge swells. This is for a more experienced hiker if ypu going during rainy season. Great views and feels awesome. 10/10

J
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Excellent Camping

Of the 23 campsites, we choose #1. A single campsite that we doubled up in. One of our group of 4 arrived early last Friday morning and our campers all were there by 5pm. We had enough room four 3 vehicles and one trailer. It was pretty foggy for the entire trip so I am sure that the Emerald Vista…

  • Site #1. Not shown is a circular steel fire pit just to the left.
  • Along the trail
Site1
Month of VisitNovember
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2020

A great campsite with great hiking, and amazing views!!

We will BE back!! I’ve lived in OK for 30+ years and didn’t know of Cedar Lake in the Quachita mountains near Heavener, OK. It’s incredible!! Clean site, right in the national forest. At the time we went they had a camp host that met you, took you to your site, and checked in on us several times…

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  • Cedar Lake, OK
  • Good morning sunshine!!
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