Best Camping near Hector, AR

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Best Camping Sites Near Hector, AR (196)

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

    1.

    Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park

    97 Reviews
    527 Photos
    608 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground

    2.

    Mount Nebo State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    120 Photos
    166 Saves
    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    Mount Nebo State Park Campground is a gem tucked away near Dardanelle, Arkansas. This place is a haven for those who crave a mix of adventure and tranquility. The campground is perched atop a mountain, offering breathtaking views that make the steep drive up totally worth it. Just remember to use your low gears on the way down to save your brakes!

    The campground is known for its stunning overlooks, especially from tent sites 17, 14, and 16, and cabins 11 and 14. If you're into mountain biking, you're in luck. The Monument Trail mountain biking system here is world-class, drawing enthusiasts from all over. Hiking trails are plentiful and well-maintained, with picturesque spots like the waterfall on Lizard Trail.

    While the campground has a lot to offer, it's not exactly a luxury resort. There are no electric hookups, drinking water, or showers, so come prepared. The park store is the only place to grab supplies, and it's located at the top of the mountain. If you're planning to stay, note that trailers over 20 feet won't make it up the steep, winding road.

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, glamping and yurt accommodations are available. The park also features a swimming pool, which is a hit with families. Speaking of families, the playground and pool area are close to the campsites, making it a great spot for kids.

    Cell service is surprisingly good for a mountaintop location, so you can stay connected if needed. Just be aware that this is a dry county, so plan ahead if you want to enjoy an adult beverage by the campfire.

    In short, Mount Nebo State Park Campground offers a mix of rugged charm and natural beauty, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to escape into nature.

    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Dispersed
    • Tent Cabin
    • Yurts
    • Glamping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping

    3.

    Haw Creek Falls Camping

    22 Reviews
    81 Photos
    535 Saves
    Pelsor, Arkansas

    As of Oct 2021 - Haw Creek Falls—Located on Hwy 123, this newly designated Point of Interest will be accessible year-round. Removal of the gate across the low-water bridge and suspension of fees will be immediately implemented, and camping will still be allowed in designated campsites. A slow transition of amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and lantern posts will be removed over time as they become unusable or unsafe. Trash services will be managed by the user as “pack it in, pack it out.” Active partner groups and volunteers are helping extend the life of current amenities, excluding trash services. Several volunteer workdays have been hosted at this site in the last several months, which have proven to be immensely beneficial to keeping this primitive area operational. Please note, this area is subject to flash flooding and visitors are responsible for monitoring conditions and taking precautionary measures. Removal of the gate does not indicate the area is always safe during changing weather conditions. Surrounded by a beautiful mature hardwood forest, this campground is located on a small mountain stream with picturesque falls, rocks, and a bluff. Big Piney Wild and Scenic River are nearby. There is an accessible trail to the Haw Creek Falls. Camping - 9 family units. Camping trailers are allowed but no special facilities are available. Access to the Ozark Highlands Trail. The recreation area is closed following the 3rd week of December and reopens the 3rd week of March. Please note that the campground is closed when heavy rain is forecast. Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area

    4.

    Long Pool Recreation Area

    15 Reviews
    50 Photos
    252 Saves
    Hagarville, Arkansas

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park

    5.

    Russellville Campground — Lake Dardanelle State Park

    16 Reviews
    42 Photos
    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)

    6.

    Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)

    10 Reviews
    38 Photos
    90 Saves
    Hector, Arkansas

    Effective October 2021, Bayou Bluff became a Point of Interest. The fees are suspended for camping and day use and is now open all year. Upper loop is closed to camping and will be eliminated completely. Use of the vault toilet, large pavilion, three shelters, and a small pavilion will remain. The pavilions are managed on a first-come, first-service basis. Trash services are managed by visitors as "pack-it-in, pack-it-out," and Leave No Trace ethics are posted on information kiosks.

    Active partner groups and volunteers are helping extend the life of the current amenities, excluding trash services.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Richland Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Richland Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Richland Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Richland Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Richland Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Richland Creek Recreation Area

    7.

    Richland Creek Recreation Area

    17 Reviews
    71 Photos
    241 Saves
    Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay

    8.

    Piney Bay

    12 Reviews
    52 Photos
    56 Saves
    Hagarville, Arkansas

    Overview

    Download a Piney Bay park map HERE__ Piney Bay Campground sits along Dardanelle Lake in western Arkansas. Campers come here to get a break from the city and take advantage of the ample swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.

    Recreation

    Picnicking, boating and fishing are favorite pastimes. The lake is brimming with white bass, largemouth bass, bream, crappie and large catfish.

    Facilities

    Picnicking, boating and fishing are favorite pastimes. The lake is brimming with white bass, largemouth bass, bream, crappie and large catfish.

    Natural Features

    Situated between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Dardanelle Lake creates an excellent setting for nature lovers. The lake stems from the Arkansas River and spans 40,000 acres. Wooded area and hills surround the lake. The region is a favorite destination for bald eagles in wintertime.

    Nearby Attractions

    Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary, with nearly 86 acres of wetlands and low woods, provide an ideal habitat for native wildlife. Visitors can explore the area on the six-mile trail system.

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

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sam's Throne Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam's Throne Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam's Throne Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam's Throne Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam's Throne Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam's Throne Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground

    10.

    Mount Magazine State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    168 Photos
    193 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Hector, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Hector, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 196 campgrounds and RV parks near Hector, AR and 40 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Hector, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Hector, AR is Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park with a 4.8-star rating from 97 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Hector, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 40 free dispersed camping spots near Hector, AR.

What parks are near Hector, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 19 parks near Hector, AR that allow camping, notably Ozark-St. Francis National Forests and Nimrod Lake.