Places to Camp near Leslie, AR

Searching for the best camping near Leslie, AR? Leslie is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Find the best campgrounds near Leslie, AR. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Leslie, AR (166)

    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

    1.

    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

    2.

    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 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

    3.

    Richland Creek Recreation Area

    17 Reviews
    71 Photos
    240 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 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

    4.

    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 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

    5.

    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 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 John F Kennedy
    Camper-submitted photo from John F Kennedy
    Camper-submitted photo from John F Kennedy
    Camper-submitted photo from John F Kennedy
    Camper-submitted photo from John F Kennedy
    Camper-submitted photo from John F Kennedy

    7.

    John F Kennedy

    22 Reviews
    48 Photos
    108 Saves
    Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas

    Overview

    John F. Kennedy Park is located on the Little Red River just downstream of Greers Ferry Dam in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkansas. In his last major appearance before his death, President John F. Kennedy stood on a flag-draped platform overlooking the just-completed Greers Ferry Dam and spoke of the prosperity the lake would bring to the region.Today, a million visitors flock yearly to the scenic waters for family camping, fishing, boating and hiking.

    Recreation

    Greers Ferry Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream, with boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving and fishing opportunities. Hikers enjoy the area's three National Nature Trails and one multi-purpose, fitness trail.The William Carl Garner Visitor Center is just west of the dam, with exhibits, a children's touch table, and a replica of the world record 40 lb. 4 oz. brown trout caught in the Little Red River downstream of the center.

    Facilities

    Greers Ferry Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream, with boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving and fishing opportunities. Hikers enjoy the area's three National Nature Trails and one multi-purpose, fitness trail.The William Carl Garner Visitor Center is just west of the dam, with exhibits, a children's touch table, and a replica of the world record 40 lb. 4 oz. brown trout caught in the Little Red River downstream of the center.

    Natural Features

    A dense mix of red cedar, black gum, red oak, elm, pecan and sweet gum trees forest the area, providing shade in the summer months and beautiful fall colors in autumn. Wildlife is plentiful around Greers Ferry Lake. Visitors commonly see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels and a wide variety of birds.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (501) 250-0481 or call (501) 362-2416 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    With over 30,000 acres of water surface, the lake serves as a playground for all kinds of water sports. Eighteen parks around the shoreline provide modern campgrounds, boat ramps, swim areas and marinas. The Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery, in Heber Springs, located below the dam, offers free tours. Built in 1965, the hatchery produces about one million rainbow trout a year for restocking the Little Red and other Arkansas streams.

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

    $24 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River

    8.

    South Maumee Camping Area — Buffalo National River

    5 Reviews
    14 Photos
    71 Saves
    Buffalo National River, Arkansas

    Located in northern Arkansas, the Buffalo River flows for 153 uninterrupted miles, from its origin in the Ozarks’ Boston Mountains eastward to its confluence with the White River. In 1972, the Buffalo was designated America’s first National River, and is currently managed jointly by the US Forest Service and the US National Park Service. Over the course of its journey, the Buffalo passes sandstone and limestone bluffs, mixed upland forests, and flows through three wilderness areas: Upper Buffalo, Ponca, and Lower Buffalo. Along the river are more than 12 campgrounds, as well as primitive camp areas, which provide a variety of options for taking advantage of the area’s numerous hiking trails, as well as rafting, paddling and fishing on the river.

    Accessible via a 7-mile gravel road from the small town of Morning Star, on Highway 27, South Maumee Campground offers five free, first-come, first-served campsites. Each site is equipped with picnic tables, fire rings and lantern posts. A vault toilet is available, but no trash service, so campers need to pack out all garbage; hookups are not available at this location. The campground is situated on a wide, sandy bend on the Buffalo River, so river access is easy for swimming and fishing, however there is no boat launch. A boat launch is available at the North Maumee Campground, on the other side of the river, and accessible via Highway 14. In addition to river recreation, there are 14 miles of hiking trails in the area for exploring an old mining townsite, an indigenous peoples’ bluff shelter, and scenic viewpoints.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylamore Creek Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylamore Creek Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylamore Creek Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylamore Creek Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylamore Creek Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Sylamore Creek Camp

    9.

    Sylamore Creek Camp

    10 Reviews
    57 Photos
    64 Saves
    Mountain View, Arkansas

    Located right on the banks of Sylamore Creek with the tall bluffs of the Ozark National Forest on the other side. Just 5 miles north of Mountain View, & 7 miles from Blanchard Springs Cavern, Sylamore Creek Camp offers swimming and fishing along with a friendly place to park your RV.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $5 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River

    10.

    Woolum Dispersed Area — Buffalo National River

    6 Reviews
    23 Photos
    128 Saves
    St. Joe, Arkansas

    Woolum Campground is a large open field at the Woolum access to the Buffalo River near St. Joe AR. There are no amenities at Woolum. There are no designated sites. A vault toilet is available. Fees are not charged at Woolum. Woolum serves as overflow when Tyler Bend campground is full.

    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
Showing results 1-10 of 166 campgrounds

Popular Camping Styles near Leslie

Pet-friendly camping near Leslie

Recent Reviews In Leslie

659 Reviews of 166 Leslie Campgrounds


No Reviews Found



Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Leslie, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Leslie, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 166 campgrounds and RV parks near Leslie, AR and 6 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Leslie, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Leslie, AR is Buffalo Point — Buffalo National River with a 4.6-star rating from 30 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 free dispersed camping spots near Leslie, AR.

What parks are near Leslie, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 18 parks near Leslie, AR that allow camping, notably Buffalo National River and Greers Ferry Lake.