Places to Camp near Henderson, AR

Henderson is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Henderson is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Henderson camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Henderson, AR (131)

    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Shoals-White River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Shoals-White River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Shoals-White River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Shoals-White River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Shoals-White River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Shoals-White River State Park

    1.

    Bull Shoals-White River State Park

    25 Reviews
    129 Photos
    116 Saves
    Bull Shoals, Arkansas

    This recreation area is part of Bull Shoals Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River

    2.

    Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River

    30 Reviews
    139 Photos
    225 Saves
    Cozahome, Arkansas

    Overview

    Buffalo Point is a convenient, fun-filled destination for families and adventurists of all types. It's perched along the Buffalo National River, providing exciting river sports and hiking opportunities. In peak season, a restaurant is open at the facility, serving up meals for those who want a break from preparing them.

    Recreation

    The wild river is a gathering place for water activities. Many campers spend their days fishing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking. Evenings are ideal for gathering next to the fire to revamp for another great day out on the river.

    Facilities

    The wild river is a gathering place for water activities. Many campers spend their days fishing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking. Evenings are ideal for gathering next to the fire to revamp for another great day out on the river.

    Natural Features

    The campground is set along Buffalo National River, one of the few free-flowing rivers remaining in the contiguous United States. The river runs 135 miles without dams and cuts through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River. The region is surrounded by droves of lush hardwood trees and grassy open meadows.

    Nearby Attractions

    Two popular attractions within the Buffalo Point Area are the Indian Rockhouse Trail and the Rush Historic District. Rush was a zinc mining community until the zinc market collapsed and the settlement was deserted. Tours about the town's history are available. Buffalo Point is the former Buffalo River State Park developed in the 1930's as project of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Blanchard Springs Caverns, an extraordinary living cave, is a one-hour drive from Buffalo Point.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please see the Recreation.gov Rules and Reservation Policies.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blanchard Springs Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Blanchard Springs Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Blanchard Springs Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Blanchard Springs Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Blanchard Springs Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Blanchard Springs Campgrounds

    3.

    Blanchard Springs Campgrounds

    24 Reviews
    101 Photos
    264 Saves
    Fifty-Six, Arkansas

    Overview

    Blanchard Springs Recreation Area is located in the scenic Ozark National Forest. The Ozark Mountains are known for beautiful "rolling" hills, hidden caverns, waterfalls and clear flowing streams. Examples of early Ozark culture and music can be found throughout the region. Blanchard recreation area is a great starting point for an Ozark adventure.

    Recreation

    Trout fishing is available on nearby Mirror Lake. Other popular activities in the Blanchard area include mountain biking, hiking and swimming.

    Facilities

    Trout fishing is available on nearby Mirror Lake. Other popular activities in the Blanchard area include mountain biking, hiking and swimming.

    Natural Features

    The facilities are near picturesque rock bluffs and crystal clear streams. Sites are well shaded by stately yellow pine trees.

    Nearby Attractions

    Blanchard Springs Caverns offers tours, exhibits and family activities. North Sylamore hiking trail follows the scenic Sylamore creek for 25 miles and connects to the Ozark Highland trail. Mountain biking is available on 50 miles of the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dam - Quarry
    Camper-submitted photo from Dam - Quarry
    Camper-submitted photo from Dam - Quarry
    Camper-submitted photo from Dam - Quarry
    Camper-submitted photo from Dam - Quarry
    Camper-submitted photo from Dam - Quarry

    4.

    Dam - Quarry

    9 Reviews
    41 Photos
    26 Saves
    Norfork, Arkansas

    Overview

    Dam Quarry Campground is an angler's paradise. Located in northern Arkansas, just downstream of the Norfork Dam, the campground is renowned for its world-class trout fishing. The Norfork Lake region was one of the state's first water recreation areas with opportunities like water skiing, canoeing, scuba diving, and of course, fishing.

    Recreation

    While fishing is the top-rated activity in the lower river area, kayaking, birding and hiking are also very popular. The public land around Norfork keeps hunters busy with white-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit and quail.

    Facilities

    While fishing is the top-rated activity in the lower river area, kayaking, birding and hiking are also very popular. The public land around Norfork keeps hunters busy with white-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit and quail.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at the banks of the North Fork River and Dry Run Creek. The river feeds the popular 22,000-acre Norfork Lake, which is just upstream from Dam Quarry. The site has beautiful views of the forested hills and hollows of the Ozarks.

    Nearby Attractions

    A short drive south takes visitors to the Ozark National Forest for sightseeing and wildlife spotting. The campground is also just three miles northeast of the small town of Norfork.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gamaliel
    Camper-submitted photo from Gamaliel
    Camper-submitted photo from Gamaliel
    Camper-submitted photo from Gamaliel
    Camper-submitted photo from Gamaliel
    Camper-submitted photo from Gamaliel

    5.

    Gamaliel

    7 Reviews
    33 Photos
    25 Saves
    Gamaliel, Arkansas

    Overview

    Gamaliel Campground is conveniently located on the Bennetts Bayou area of Norfork Lake. Most sites are shaded beneath tall trees, while others come equipped with canopies to shade the picnic tables. Norfork Lake boasts plenty of secluded coves for water sports and breezy, open stretches for sailing. There are 19 well-maintained Army Corps of Engineers parks along the lake for bountiful water sport opportunities.

    Recreation

    Explore the mile-long nature trail that loops from the campground. Sailing the open waters makes for an exciting water activity. Scuba diving in the lake is common, attracting divers from neighboring U.S. states. For visitors interested in fishing, Norfork Lake is stocked annually, and it's not unheard of to catch striped bass over 40 pounds.

    Facilities

    Explore the mile-long nature trail that loops from the campground. Sailing the open waters makes for an exciting water activity. Scuba diving in the lake is common, attracting divers from neighboring U.S. states. For visitors interested in fishing, Norfork Lake is stocked annually, and it's not unheard of to catch striped bass over 40 pounds.

    Natural Features

    Norfork Lake stems from the North Fork River in northern Arkansas. It's about 25 miles east of Bull Shoals lake, and cuts through the Ozark Mountains. The Ozarks are made from a heavily eroded plateau, shaped and carved by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. The region attracts a wide array of plants and animals.

    Nearby Attractions

    Head south to see the Ozark National Forest and head west to see Bull Shoals Lake, a similar man-made lake that's larger in size and equally entertaining as Norfork.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground

    6.

    Blue Heron Campground

    10 Reviews
    15 Photos
    35 Saves
    Cotter, Arkansas

    Blue Heron Campground provides the pleasure of a natural Ozark setting without leaving the beaten path.

    Forget about traveling miles of back roads to reach that special camping spot. Our RV park is just off the highway and right on the banks of the White River, a premier trout fishing destination.

    This is RV camping at its finest. You can fish, bird watch, or simply enjoy the Ozark Mountains scenery.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake

    7.

    Lakeview - Bull Shoals Lake

    9 Reviews
    34 Photos
    32 Saves
    Lakeview, Arkansas

    Overview

    Lakeview Park Campground is located on Bull Shoals Lake. Set in the scenic Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, the lake has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for boating, water sports, swimming, fishing and scuba diving. The lake also appeals to birders, naturalists, hunters and visitors seeking a fun and peaceful place to relax along the water.

    Recreation

    The lake is a water sports paradise. Marinas offer boat rentals, supplies and guides for hire. Year-round fishing tournaments keep fishermen active as they seek out 12-pound bass and other species ranging from pan fish to walleye. The lake holds several state fishing records and the nearby White River is a premier trout fishery in the central United States. There is also a 1.5-mile nature trail that begins in the campground.

    Facilities

    The lake is a water sports paradise. Marinas offer boat rentals, supplies and guides for hire. Year-round fishing tournaments keep fishermen active as they seek out 12-pound bass and other species ranging from pan fish to walleye. The lake holds several state fishing records and the nearby White River is a premier trout fishery in the central United States. There is also a 1.5-mile nature trail that begins in the campground.

    Natural Features

    Lakeview is a large park with wooded campsites on a bluff overlooking the water. The lake and surrounding mountains are popular year-round as each season unfolds a new panorama. Summer contrasts lush green hardwoods and cedar glades against towering rocky bluffs and unusual rock formations. Fall foliage presents the renowned "flaming fall revue." Watching and photographing wildlife can be enjoyed in developed and undeveloped areas alike. Each year more than 100 bald eagles winter in the Bull Shoals area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cruise around the lake to see nearly 20 other public parks and hundreds of miles of undeveloped land and coves around the lake, which include additional swim areas and 11 marinas.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.

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

    $22 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Robinson Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Robinson Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Robinson Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Robinson Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Robinson Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Robinson Point

    8.

    Robinson Point

    6 Reviews
    25 Photos
    40 Saves
    Henderson, Arkansas

    Overview

    Robinson Point is one of the most popular parks in the central portion of Norfork Lake. The 102 campsites are sprawled across two peninsulas, so waterfront campsites are plentiful. The hilly lake region is a playground for visitors young and old, with water and land activities galore.

    Recreation

    Swimming, hiking and all types of boating are favorite pastimes for lake-goers. Coves are ideal for water skiers while the breezy, open areas provide excellent conditions for sailing. In-season hunting is also popular here.

    Facilities

    Swimming, hiking and all types of boating are favorite pastimes for lake-goers. Coves are ideal for water skiers while the breezy, open areas provide excellent conditions for sailing. In-season hunting is also popular here.

    Natural Features

    Norfork Lake, a 22,000-acre recreation lake, stems from the North Fork River in northern Arkansas. The lake is about 25 miles east of Bull Shoals Lake, and cuts through the Ozark Mountains. The Ozarks Range, in geological terms, is a heavily eroded plateau. It was shaped and carved by hundreds of streams over several thousand years, creating beautiful rugged terrain.

    Nearby Attractions

    Head south to the Ozark National Forest to explore 1.2 million acres of protected Ozark terrain. There, visitors can tour the Blanchard Springs Caverns, a living cave still in the process of formation.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.

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

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gunner Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunner Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunner Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunner Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunner Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunner Pool Recreation Area

    9.

    Gunner Pool Recreation Area

    13 Reviews
    64 Photos
    164 Saves
    Fifty-Six, 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
    • Drinking Water
    Camper-submitted photo from White Buffalo Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from White Buffalo Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from White Buffalo Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from White Buffalo Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from White Buffalo Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from White Buffalo Resort

    10.

    White Buffalo Resort

    6 Reviews
    15 Photos
    103 Saves
    Norfork, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Henderson, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Henderson, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 131 campgrounds and RV parks near Henderson, AR and 8 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Henderson, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Henderson, AR is Bull Shoals-White River State Park with a 4.7-star rating from 25 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 free dispersed camping spots near Henderson, AR.

What parks are near Henderson, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Henderson, AR that allow camping, notably Buffalo National River and Greeson Lake.