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Places to Camp near Blue Mountain, AR

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Blue Mountain is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Blue Mountain campgrounds just for you. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Blue Mountain. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Blue Mountain, AR (169)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground

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    Mount Magazine State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
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    186 Saves
    Blue Mountain, Arkansas

    Nestled between the Ozark National Forest to the north, and the Ouachita National Forest to the south, Mount Magazine State Park boasts the highest point in the state of Arkansas: Mount Magazine at 2753 feet. Located just 100 miles northwest of Little Rock, this area has been a recreation destination since the late 1800s. Recreation at Mount Magazine really started booming in the 1930s and 40s with the construction of a lodge, campgrounds and trails. Visitors came to beat the heat of the surrounding valleys, as well as to enjoy the panoramic views, abundant wildflowers, autumn color, and numerous opportunities to play outdoors. The area finally became a state park in 1998.

    Whether you prefer a posh lodge or cabin, a fully-equipped RV pad, or a rustic campsite, there’s a place for you to stay and play at Mount Magazine. The park’s campground offers 18 spacious sites with full or partial hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, hot showers and a dump station. Campers are required to store food and trash properly to minimize black bear encounters. For more luxuriant accommodations, the park’s lodge offers 60 guest rooms and spa suites with a variety of comforts, as well as 13 full-equipped cabins with up to three bedrooms. Not in the mood for hot dogs over the campfire? The large dining room at the Skycrest Restaurant serves daily meals while overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley.

    When you’re ready to play on Mount Magazine, you can do it by foot, wheels or wings. Hikers have access to 14 miles of trails, ranging from 1 to 3 miles, with connecting options for going farther. The 34-mile Huckleberry Mountain Trail is great for mountain biking and horseback riding. For gravity-defying activities, the park offers more than 100 climbing routes on its southern bluff, as well as a hang gliding launch point over the Petit Jean River Valley. Less strenuous activities include bird and wildlife watching, guided ranger walks, historic site tours and various interpretive programs and outdoor skills workshops. There’s also spectacular leaf-peeping in the fall when the forest takes on its vibrant autumn transformation.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park

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    Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park

    96 Reviews
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    588 Saves
    Adona, Arkansas

    The campgrounds feature a total of 125 campsites (including 26 pull-through sites). Thirty-five of the sites—the Class AAA sites—have 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer hookups. The 90 Class B sites offer 30 amp electrical and water hookups. All sites are reservable. Campsites are divided into four campground areas. Each includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. Area "A" is near Lake Bailey and include sites along the lakeshore. Areas "B," "C," and "D" are located on the south side of Ark. 154 in wooded settings.

    Other campsite choices in the main camping area include a 44-unit Rally-style Area with 20 amp electrical service available for camping clubs.

    A trailer dump station is centrally located near the Rally-style camping area.

    Petit Jean is Arkansas's only state park with its own airport.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $40 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Waveland Park

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    Waveland Park

    11 Reviews
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    47 Saves
    Blue Mountain, Arkansas

    Overview

    Waveland Park Campground is located on the beautiful Blue Mountain Lake near Waveland, Arkansas. Visitors are greeted with shaded campsites, spectacular scenery and many outdoor recreation opportunities. Blue Mountain Lake provides the ideal spot to get away from it all, relax and enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, hiking and more.

    Recreation

    Families, anglers, boaters, hikers, water skiers and hunters are drawn to the lake for its recreational activities. Forests around the lake are also open to hunting. The lakeshore around Waveland Park Campground provides prime bank fishing opportunities for crappie, largemouth and white bass, bream and catfish. Families can make use of the playground and the shady, cypress tree-lined swimming area, as well as the amphitheater, which provides educational programs. The J. Perry Mikels Blue Mountain Special Use Area on the west end of the lake has a world-class bird dog field trial area that attracts visitors from throughout the United States and several other countries. Anyone may use the facilities to train dogs.

    Facilities

    Visitors can select from 51 shaded campsites (all reservable) with electric and water hookups, as well as one group picnic shelter for day use that can accommodate up to 150 people. Additional amenities include hot showers and a dump station. Anglers and boaters are attracted to the boat ramp and fish cleaning station.

    Natural Features

    Blue Mountain Lake is situated in the shadow of Mt. Magazine, the highest mountain in Arkansas and the tallest between the Rockies and Alleghenies. Farmland, rolling green mountains and two national forests surround the lake, adding to the natural beauty of the area. The lake shore consists of mixed pine and hardwood forests, wetlands and grasslands, which provide habitat for many native wildlife species.

    Nearby Attractions

    The lake is situated between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forest, and Mt. Magazine State Park is within a 30-minute drive. Additional information for local attractions is available at chambers of commerce in nearby towns.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Aux Arc

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    Aux Arc

    17 Reviews
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    58 Saves
    Ozark, Arkansas

    Overview

    Download a park map HERE__ Aux Arc Campground sits on the shores of Ozark Lake in the picturesque Arkansas River Valley. "Aux Arc" is a name that originated with French explorers when they mapped the territory. The term means "the big bend," describing the bend in the Arkansas River. Over time, the name was simplified to "Ozark," thus the name for Ozark Lake.

    Recreation

    Boating, hiking and picnicking are favorites with locals and visitors alike. Anglers find success with both boat and bank fishing, and popular fish species include catfish, bream, crappie and bass. Public land surrounding the lake yields deer, quail, squirrels, rabbits, dove, wild turkey, ducks and geese for hunting season.

    Facilities

    Aux Arc Campground offers spacious, shady campsites with electric and water hookups. Three picnic shelters, with electricity, can be reserved as well. Additional amenities include a dump station, two playgrounds, hot showers and a boat ramp.

    Natural Features

    Ozark Lake extends 36 miles along the Arkansas River. The shoreline of the lake varies from steep bluffs and tree-lined banks to open farm lands and level fields.

    Nearby Attractions

    Two of the largest wineries in the state are located in the nearby town of Altus. Here, large grape vineyards reminiscent of the European Rhineland dot the countryside.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 - $75 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake Complex

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    Cove Lake Complex

    9 Reviews
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    11 Saves
    Paris, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Mulberry River Outdoor Adventures

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    Mulberry River Outdoor Adventures

    21 Reviews
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    224 Saves
    Mulberry, Arkansas

    Welcome to Mulberry River Outdoor Adventures! We are all about getting outside! We have Full Service RV Hookups as well as tent sites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $35 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground

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    COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground

    43 Reviews
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    41 Saves
    Royal, Arkansas

    Overview

    Crystal Springs Campground, perched on the shores of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, is an ideal spot for families, friends and couples. Approximately 1.2 million people visit the lake each year to explore its crystal clear waters and scenic mountain landscape.Click here for the Lake Ouachita Virtual Tour.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy fishing, water skiing, hiking and boating. Scuba diving is particularly popular because of the lake's high underwater visibility. Small and rare freshwater jellyfish (non-stinging) can be found, in addition to many types of fish, including the striped bass, lazily drifting between rocks. Bald eagles are a big attraction for bird watchers and photographers in winter months.

    Facilities

    The campground consists of 68 sites including 63 sites with electric and water hookups. There is also a reservable group campsite that includes electrical and water hookups. The two group picnic shelters have electricity. Other amenities include a dump station, fish cleaning station, hot showers, boat ramp, playground and a swim beach.

    Natural Features

    Lake Ouachita is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The pool is fed by the cool waters of the Ouachita River and extends about 30 miles over 40,000 surface acres.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (501) 767-2101.

    Nearby Attractions

    Part of the scenic 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail runs just north of the lake. Here, hikers and mountain bikers can explore an array of breathtaking views in the Ouachita Mountains.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $18 - $20 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Ouachita State Park Campground
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park

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    Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park

    15 Reviews
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    13 Saves
    Russellville, Arkansas

    This park is located in two areas on Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. The main site is in Russellville where you’ll find the Sport Fishing Weigh-in Pavilion, a fishing pier, swimming beach, boardwalk, trail, and visitor center with five aquariums, and the Lakeview Room meeting facility. Park interpreters lead a variety of programs and lake tours. There are 57 campsites in the Russellville area of the park (16 Class AAA, 14 Class AA, and 27 Class B) with 18 Class B sites in the Dardanelle area of the park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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