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Top Dispersed Camping near Kaweah Lake

18 Reviews

Planning a dispersed camping trip near Kaweah Lake? Dispersed camping is an excellent way to get away from it all and to disconnect. From secluded to easily reachable, we offer dispersed campsites near Kaweah Lake just for you.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Kaweah Lake, AR (12)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Irons Fork
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed FR132 Ouachita National Forest, AR


    Dispersed FR132 Ouachita National Forest, AR

    3 Reviews
    11 Photos
    50 Saves
    Jessieville, Arkansas

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means no services; such as trash removal, and little or no facilities; such as tables and fire pits, are provided. Some popular dispersed camping areas may have toilets.

    There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It is your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resources scenic and unspoiled for other campers.

    Typically, dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, picnic areas, or trailheads. Many people drive out on Forest Service roads into the woods and find a clearing or a spot near a stream or with a view of the mountains. Do not drive on meadows to access your camping site. Drive on existing roads to prevent resource damage. To prevent resource damage please keep your campsite within 150 feet from a roadway.

    How to Pick a Campsite If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that has been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites so using existing ones will minimize your impact in the forest. If there is no existing campsite, then follow Leave No Trace guidelines.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service RD 153 Ouachita National Forest
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service RD 132 Ouachita National Forest
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Ouachita National Forest Fourche Mountain
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Blue Knob Road in Ouachita National Forest
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Brown Creek Cascade Dispersed Campsite


    Brown Creek Cascade Dispersed Campsite

    1 Review
    8 Photos
    60 Saves
    Paron, Arkansas

    If you are one of those folks who prefers a different, more rugged camp experience, primitive camping is allowed almost anywhere in the Ouachita National Forest unless there is a sign stating otherwise, or it is a wildlife food plot. Located throughout the Forests are areas that have been campsites for many years. These are located along roadsides, trails, mountain tops, or near streams. Camping at dispersed locations have additional responsibilities: "Leave No Trace" so others can have a similar backcountry experience, pack out any trash or litter, scatter campfire ash around so it doesn't pile up, and leave the area better than you found it.

    Please filter water before drinking! Beware of stream crossings after heavy rains. Please read the Dispersed Camping guidelines before heading out.

    • Fires
    • Dispersed
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Mena Arkansas


    Mena Arkansas

    1 Review
    2 Saves
    Mena, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Poison Springs Nevada Road 424
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service RD 29145 Ouachita National Forest

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