Free 7 day pro trial

Camping in Bates

THE BEST Standard (Tent / RV) CAMPING NEAR

Bates, Arkansas

Recent Standard (Tent / RV) Reviews Near Bates, Arkansas

132 Reviews of 30 Bates, Arkansas Campgrounds

Brenda A.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Beautiful Views Clean Park

We just stayed 3 nights in space 23. Level asphalt lots but spaced kinda wonky. Shady. I wish it had sewer. We also looked for a nearby lake to fish or kayak but nothing unless you go to Iron Fork Lake which is down the mountain.

The lodge and restaurant were nice. We hiked the Lover’s Leap…

  • space 23
Site23
Month of VisitJune
Crystal C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Beautiful vistas and some unique additional recreation features

Driving through this part of Arkansas you can quickly get taken aback by the winding roads the ample beauty, but until you visit the campground and park you will only have a portion of the beauty of the region. High atop the mountain, with a near perfect view, you can see for miles and miles. 

  • (13) View All
L
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Paradise

I absolutely loved this campground. The tent pads were huge and the waterfall area was beautiful. Our children enjoyed climbing on the rocks and splashing in the river. The park rangers were very nice and informative. I can't wait to go back!

Site6
Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 20, 2021

Nice little area

This was a very clean, well kept campground.

Sitecan’t remember the number like 44
Month of VisitMay
Rebecca H.
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Beautiful Park with waterfront sites

Five star experience, except for the showers, which were gross. The bathrooms were otherwise fine - functional and on par with what you’d expect in a park. The campsites were very nice. We had a spacious site with plenty of room between us and our friendly neighbors. Our concrete pad at site A5 had…

  • (4) View All
SiteA5
Month of VisitJune
S
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2021

Good overnight

The drive to the top of the mountain is a winding one. The campsites are very close together. Our site would not allow more than two lawn chairs around the campfire it was framed in and small. The showers were mediocre warm with no heat in bathrooms. The high point of this camping trip was the…

Lorraine
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Nice & relaxing

Got site next to AK river. Nice & quiet spot, lots of birds. Nice RV neighbors. They made me put up a tent even though I was sleeping in my car. That was a bit annoying, but I think it’s state law (no overnight sleeping in cars). Bathrooms a bit outdated but worked. Guy said showers on other…

Justin L.
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2021

Great campground

Really nice campground you have two options in the A section you are right one a small river and one the B side it’s more of the wooded option but most sites have the Arkansas rive close by with mountain biking tails and hiking trails they have a nice pond on the ground and a play area

SiteA7
Month of VisitMay
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
C
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Right by river

There are 6 very large pads right by the river with 2 pit toilets. This place is pretty and offers a lot to do. Hiking trails, kayaking, swimming, fishing. The park rangers are very friendly and helpful. I would say it was sort of busy during the day because it is just across from the falls so…

Sitesite 1 at the Falls Campground
Month of VisitMay
Richard The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2021

Fun cabin stay in November

We stayed in a cabin in November and had a nice quiet time. The cabin was a pretty standard OK state park cabin. There were some nice new Adirondack chairs out back with a nice fire pit. As a nice surprise, the park was decorated with a drive through Christmas light show.

SiteCabin
Month of VisitDecember
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…

  • (6) View All
Anita B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2021

Always enjoy campsites that face water

We didn't stay long, but enjoyed views. Took a hike on the trails and had dinner outside, watching the sunset. Beautifil.

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…

The Dyrt PRO

Unlock our premium tools & savings to plan your next adventure.

Dyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram Photo

#campondyrt

See What We’re Up To

Dyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram Photo

Report Content