Places to Camp near Helena-West Helena, AR

Helena-West Helena is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Helena-West Helena is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Helena-West Helena and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Helena-West Helena, AR (44)

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    1.

    Mississippi River State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
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    46 Saves
    LaGrange, Arkansas

    Mississippi River State Park provides quality access to the St. Francis National Forest and offers visitors endless adventures where the Mississippi River, Crowley’s Ridge and the Arkansas Delta meet. Visitors can explore everything from hardwood forests to the sandy shores of the Mississippi River while enjoying three lakes, the All American Great River Road and Crowley's Ridge Parkway (Both are National Scenic Byways), four hiking trails and two recreational areas. Interpretive programs include tours of historic sites, cooking demonstrations, hiking, biking, kayaking and much more. The visitor center includes interactive exhibits, a gift shop, and a large, multi-purpose area for hosting meetings, family reunions and other group events. Boat, kayak, canoe and bicycle rentals are available.

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

    $37 / night

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    Village Creek State Park Campground

    41 Reviews
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    164 Saves
    Colt, Arkansas

    Village Creek State Park Campground, near Wynne, AR, is a fantastic spot for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. This place is open all year and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and flexible staff. Visitors have noted how easy it is to check in, even after hours. Just pick an open site and register in the morning—couldn't be simpler. The campground is also big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup.

    The park itself is huge, boasting 33 miles of trails perfect for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding. If you're into exploring, you'll love the green fields, scenic views, and abundant wildlife. Some campers have mentioned spotting deer and enjoying the peaceful, quiet atmosphere.

    Amenities are top-notch, with clean, heated bathrooms, hot showers, and full hookups available. There's also a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need. Pets are welcome, and there are plenty of picnic tables and fire pits for a cozy evening under the stars.

    While cell service can be spotty, especially with certain providers, some visitors have managed to get a signal with a bit of effort. If you need to stay connected, it might take a bit of trial and error, but it's doable.

    Overall, Village Creek State Park Campground is a great spot to unwind, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you'll find plenty to keep you busy and comfortable.

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

    $25 / night

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    Hernando Point

    22 Reviews
    37 Photos
    74 Saves
    Coldwater, Mississippi

    Overview

    Hernando Point Recreation Area sits along Arkabutla Lake and Dam in the hills of northwest Mississippi. The dam project is on the Coldwater River and offers some of the best sailing east of the Mississippi River.

    Recreation

    Families come to Arkabutla Lake to enjoy the great outdoors by fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking. Wildlife management areas around Arkabutla Lake boast a combined 30,000 acres of public hunting lands where whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail and waterfowl roam. Several trails wind around the lake and throughout the nearby landscape. The Coldwater River Nature Trail System encompasses two hiking trails as well as an interpretive trail that helps educate hikers on the wildlife and ecosystem. The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is also nearby, and includes a section of land that was part of the river prior to the dam being built. This trail is also an interpretive educational trail. Thousands of people each year visit Arkabutla Lake to go fishing. The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie.

    Facilities

    Families come to Arkabutla Lake to enjoy the great outdoors by fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking. Wildlife management areas around Arkabutla Lake boast a combined 30,000 acres of public hunting lands where whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail and waterfowl roam. Several trails wind around the lake and throughout the nearby landscape. The Coldwater River Nature Trail System encompasses two hiking trails as well as an interpretive trail that helps educate hikers on the wildlife and ecosystem. The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is also nearby, and includes a section of land that was part of the river prior to the dam being built. This trail is also an interpretive educational trail. Thousands of people each year visit Arkabutla Lake to go fishing. The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on the waterfront, among rolling hills forested with a shady mixture of oak, hickory, beech, sweet gum and birch trees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Lost Indian Spring Disc Golf Course is just below the Arkabutla Dam near Pratt Road. The course has 18 holes and is free to the public. The Senatobia Wetlands project is just a 30-minute drive from the park. It provides visitors with educational displays and an area to observe wildlife and waterfowl.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation has been crated, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your site or dates. Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nighs use fee. No-shows are charged a $20.0.0 fee plus the first nights use fee. If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.

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

    $24 / night

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    Tom Sawyer's RV Park

    55 Reviews
    150 Photos
    188 Saves
    West Memphis, Arkansas

    Welcome to Tom Sawyer's RV Park, a charming spot nestled right on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River, near West Memphis. This place is a gem for RV travelers, offering stunning river views and a peaceful atmosphere. If you're into watching tugboats, you're in for a treat—they pass by regularly, adding a unique touch to your stay.

    The campground operates year-round and is perfect for RVs, tents, and even cabins. The RV sites are particularly popular, especially those right by the water. They come with electric and water hookups, and the pull-through spots are level and spacious, making setup a breeze. There's also a sanitary dump station and sewer hookups available.

    One of the standout features here is the incredible sunrise and sunset views over the river. Imagine waking up to a beautiful sunrise or winding down your day with a breathtaking sunset—it's a sight you won't forget. There's plenty of space for your furry friends to run around, though be mindful that not everyone picks up after their pets.

    For those who need it, there's drinking water, showers, and toilets on-site. However, some visitors have noted that the bathrooms could use a bit of TLC. If you're just passing through, this place is great for an overnight stay, especially for the views alone.

    While the tent camping area is a bit basic and might not be ideal for everyone, the RV spots more than make up for it. Plus, you're just a short drive away from Memphis, so you can easily pop into the city for a day trip.

    In summary, Tom Sawyer's RV Park offers a laid-back, scenic camping experience with all the essential amenities. Whether you're here for a night or a longer stay, the river views and peaceful setting make it a worthwhile stop.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Hollywood Casino RV Park - Tunica

    8 Reviews
    12 Photos
    8 Saves
    Robinsonville, Mississippi
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 / night

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    Beech Point Campground

    4 Reviews
    38 Photos
    29 Saves
    LaGrange, Arkansas

    Beech Point Campground (AAA sites 1-17 with electricity, water, sewer and bathhouse)

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Lone Pine Campground

    4 Reviews
    20 Photos
    13 Saves
    LaGrange, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area

    3 Reviews
    25 Photos
    29 Saves
    LaGrange, Arkansas

    The 625-acre Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area has 30 miles of shore line and offers the following recreational opportunities: camping, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Sitting atop Crowley’s Ridge, the recreation area offers three campgrounds, two picnic areas, a mile-long nature trail, a swim beach and a handicap-accessible fishing pier which all provide visitors a variety of recreational experiences. Bear Creek Nature Trail provides a one-mile loop winding through a forested area. There are excellent scenic views of the lake shoreline, including Beech Point, and interpretive posts that highlight ecology in action. Trophy Largemouth Bass, Red-eyed Bream and Channel Catfish are just a few of the many species of fish that you’ll find in the lakes and streams in the area. Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Bass, Panfish; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch The Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area is managed by the Mississippi River State Park. Please call the Mississippi River State Park - Marianna Office for any questions at 870-295-4040.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Storm Creek Lake Campground

    3 Reviews
    17 Photos
    9 Saves
    Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Helena-West Helena, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Helena-West Helena, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 44 campgrounds and RV parks near Helena-West Helena, AR and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near Helena-West Helena, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Helena-West Helena, AR is Mississippi River State Park Campground with a 5-star rating from 11 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Helena-West Helena, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Helena-West Helena, AR.

What parks are near Helena-West Helena, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Helena-West Helena, AR that allow camping, notably O.C. Fisher Lake and Sam Rayburn Reservoir.