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Bates, Arkansas

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21 Reviews of 5 Bates, Arkansas Campgrounds

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

Fool sun

No shade, fool sun, $35 !

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

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
Kenneth H.
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2021

Cove lake

It's a good place to camp they got cabins concessions and rentals

Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2021

Motorcycle Campers Delight

I rode my motorcycle and tent camped for 4 days and three nights. Camp road conditions very good, I have a touring model bike. Owners and staff were great! Very clean, and a very beautiful camp ground! There is ice machine on site, and basic necessities available at the office store. There is also…

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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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2020

Nice staff

Very nice staff and close to Mena and Ouachita national park. Sewer hook ups on almost every site and a lot of trees and well shaded area, but little tight place and not well leveled. Will visit again!

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
Month of VisitNovember
ShaneB The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2020

One of the best in Oklahoma

A great campsite, one of the best in Oklahoma in fact. some sites are large enough for small trailers. But with no electric or water hookups at the sites (there is community water) they are limited to “the right folks ;)” Tent camping is fantastic too of course. Even better. It’s a no reservations…

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Kira M.
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2020

Clean and full of lake views

Not many spaces for camping but had a beautiful view and clean bathrooms

Lauren M.
Reviewed May. 16, 2019


A must visit! Stunning views of pines and mountains. No reservations, fire rings and picnic tables on every site. A couple trails within walking distance. No firewood or ice available to purchase on site.

Tom K.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2018

Back up campground to Mount Magazine

Located at the base drive up to Mount Magazine this is a good back up to the state park campground. It is a typical Arkansas campground but it does have decent bathrooms where you're not afraid to step into and has a camp host. It is based on a "lake" so beware of mosquitoes in the summer. We use…

Alana T.
Reviewed May. 2, 2018

Beautiful and serene!

I stayed for one night on the Monday after Spring Break. The campground was quiet and peaceful.

  • My view just before dawn

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