Places to Camp near Nashville, AR

Searching for the best camping near Nashville, AR? There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Nashville camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Nashville, AR (140)

    Camper-submitted photo from Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground

    1.

    Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    102 Photos
    153 Saves
    Murfreesboro, Arkansas

    Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground, near Murfreesboro, AR, is a unique camping destination where you can dig for diamonds and enjoy a range of outdoor activities. This campground is open all year and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and even glamping options.

    The campsites are spacious and well-maintained, providing a good amount of privacy. Many visitors appreciate the full hook-ups and the clean, modern bathhouses with showers that are almost hot. The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its proximity to the Crater of Diamonds, where you can try your luck at finding a diamond. It's a messy but fun activity, and even if you don't strike it rich, the experience is worth it. The park also has hiking trails, a market, and a small water park that's reasonably priced.

    For those who need to stay connected, be aware that Verizon service can be spotty, especially in the afternoons. However, you can get a decent signal at the visitor center.

    Overall, Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground offers a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. Whether you're here to dig for diamonds, hike the trails, or simply enjoy the wooded surroundings, it's a place that many visitors find themselves returning to. Just remember to bring extra clothes and shoes—you'll likely get dirty!

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

    $15 - $50 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Daisy State Park Campground
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    Daisy State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    66 Photos
    108 Saves
    New Melones Lake, Arkansas

    Located in a scenic setting in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, Lake Greeson and the Little Missouri River create a destination for outdoor recreation. Situated on Lake Greeson, Daisy State Park is a popular place for fishing and kayaking with rentals available. Lake tours offer views of magnificent rock formations that you may not otherwise see. The Little Missouri River also offers impressive fishing for trout and excellent floating in the spring. Other activities include ATV riding on the Bear Cycle Trail. Daisy is near Crater of Diamonds State Park which makes a great day trip from your campsite. There are three YURTs, 100 campsites (26 Class A, 56 Class B, and 18 tent sites), picnic areas, a pavilion, launch ramps, and a playground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Beavers Bend State Park Campground
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    Beavers Bend State Park Campground

    55 Reviews
    269 Photos
    314 Saves
    Eagletown, Oklahoma

    Beavers Bend State Park is located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. Guests traveling down the winding roads through the forests of pine and hardwood trees will find adventure, beautiful scenery and plenty of activities inside this state park. The scenic beauty of Beavers Bend State Park makes it one of Oklahoma's most popular areas.

    Towering timbers, crystal clear waters and rugged terrain make this state park an outdoor lover's paradise. Visitors to Beavers Bend State Park will enjoy hiking, biking, boating, fishing, water skiing, nature center activities, river float trips, canoeing, horseback riding and much more. Trout streams are stocked year-round and the park features two catch-and-release trophy areas. Escape into the serenity of nature and follow the Mountain Fork River as it flows from the base of Broken Bow Lake through the park below. This area provides visitors with spectacular views, as well as excellent canoeing and fishing opportunities.

    Nestled among the trees and alongside the Mountain Fork River are rustic and modern cabins, RV sites and tent campsites, as well as two group camps. This 3,482-acre park offers 47 cabins with kitchenettes, plus 393 campsites and over 50 tent sites spread over eight camping areas. All RV and tent sites are available for online reservations. Waste dump stations are available. Leashed pets are welcome in the park and there are cabins with one and two bedrooms that allow pets for a small nightly fee.

    Beavers Bend State Park also offers the Beavers Bend Lodge, situated along the shores of Broken Bow Lake. Every room within the lodge features amazing views of the water. The lodge offers four suites, a great room with a stone fireplace and a conference room. Guests at the lodge are served free continental breakfast in the great room each morning. The lodge can be contacted at the phone number above, by calling toll-free at 800-435-5514, via fax at 580-494-6177 or through email at lview@travelok.com.

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

    $20 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Millwood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Millwood State Park Campground
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    4.

    Millwood State Park Campground

    8 Reviews
    23 Photos
    35 Saves
    Saratoga, Arkansas

    This recreation area is part of Millwood Lake

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

    $6 - $34 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Murfeesboro RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Murfeesboro RV Park

    5.

    Murfeesboro RV Park

    5 Reviews
    3 Photos
    9 Saves
    Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
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    Cowhide Cove Campground

    7 Reviews
    21 Photos
    39 Saves
    Kirby, Arkansas

    Overview

    Cowhide Cove Campground is located on Lake Greeson on the beautiful Little Missouri River in Pike County, Arkansas. The lake is approximately 12 miles long with 7,260 surface acres of water for water sports, picnicking and hiking along the forested lake shore.

    Recreation

    Lake Greeson is recognized for its rich variety of game fish, including large mouth, stripped, spotted, small mouth and white bass, as well as flathead and channel catfish, black and white crappie, walleye and blue gill. The tail-waters of the Little Missouri River below the dam also support a healthy population of rainbow trout and small mouth bass. Boating is another popular activity. The beautiful clear waters offer an excellent opportunity for many boating activities including water skiing, tubing, cruising and fishing. Four marinas at Lake Greeson offer boaters fuel, boat rentals and picnic and fishing supplies. Lake Greeson offers 30 miles of walking, nature and cycling trails for public use. There is a short nature trail in the campground for naturalists, birders and families to enjoy. The best opportunity for hunting lies within the Lake Greeson Wildlife Management Area. Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel and rabbits are the primary game.

    Facilities

    Lake Greeson is recognized for its rich variety of game fish, including large mouth, stripped, spotted, small mouth and white bass, as well as flathead and channel catfish, black and white crappie, walleye and blue gill. The tail-waters of the Little Missouri River below the dam also support a healthy population of rainbow trout and small mouth bass. Boating is another popular activity. The beautiful clear waters offer an excellent opportunity for many boating activities including water skiing, tubing, cruising and fishing. Four marinas at Lake Greeson offer boaters fuel, boat rentals and picnic and fishing supplies. Lake Greeson offers 30 miles of walking, nature and cycling trails for public use. There is a short nature trail in the campground for naturalists, birders and families to enjoy. The best opportunity for hunting lies within the Lake Greeson Wildlife Management Area. Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel and rabbits are the primary game.

    Natural Features

    Central Arkansas is mild and somewhat humid in spring and fall, hot and very humid in summer and variable in winter, where temperatures may range from below freezing to the 60s. Loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, sweet gum and oak are the dominant tree species on upland areas of the lake, while bottomland hardwoods are common along rivers, creeks and streams that enter the lake. The public lands around Lake Greeson provide a variety of habitats for numerous species of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, geese, southern bald eagles, migratory waterfowl and songbirds. Bald eagles are an attraction for visitors each winter.

    Nearby Attractions

    Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs National Park are within a two-hour drive from the campground. Crater of Diamonds State Park is within 30 miles of the campground. It is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public.

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

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park
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    DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park

    30 Reviews
    154 Photos
    106 Saves
    Kaweah Lake, Arkansas

    This recreation area is part of Degray Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Shady Lake Campground

    12 Reviews
    26 Photos
    97 Saves
    Umpire, Arkansas

    Scenic 25-acre lake in remote mountain setting.The Civilian Conservation Corps developed the Shady Lake Recreation Area in 1937. The Shady Lake Trail traverses Saline Creek and passes the historic Shady Lake Dam. It continues along the eastern edge of the campground. The trail is ideal for day hiking. Mountain bikers may also use the trail. Individual campsite temporary closings: For your safety, the following campsites are closed while being evaluated for risk of flooding: B12, B14, B18, B20, B21, C1, C2, C3, C4, D4, D6, D8, D10

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cossatot Reefs - Gillham Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Cossatot Reefs - Gillham Lake
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    Cossatot Reefs - Gillham Lake

    9 Reviews
    8 Photos
    14 Saves
    Gillham, Arkansas

    Overview

    Cossatot Reefs Campground sits along the lush banks of Gillham Lake in southwest Arkansas. Nicknamed the "Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham Lake is a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy the lake for its vast boating opportunities, and a boat ramp is provided for easy water access. The river can be canoed from a point below the dam to U.S. Highway 71 South, a distance of about 16 miles. For shorter canoe trips, there are access roads to the river at Mize Crossing and Ladd Bridge.Anglers will find smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish and various species of sunfish in the river. A short nature trail within the campground weaves through a quaint wooded section. In spring, the trail is painted with colorful redbud and dogwood blossoms.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy the lake for its vast boating opportunities, and a boat ramp is provided for easy water access. The river can be canoed from a point below the dam to U.S. Highway 71 South, a distance of about 16 miles. For shorter canoe trips, there are access roads to the river at Mize Crossing and Ladd Bridge.Anglers will find smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish and various species of sunfish in the river. A short nature trail within the campground weaves through a quaint wooded section. In spring, the trail is painted with colorful redbud and dogwood blossoms.

    Natural Features

    Gillham Lake spans 1,370 surface acres and boasts 36 miles of shoreline. The lake stems from the Cossatot River, designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $18 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Beard's Bluff Park (AR)
    Camper-submitted photo from Beard's Bluff Park (AR)
    Camper-submitted photo from Beard's Bluff Park (AR)
    Camper-submitted photo from Beard's Bluff Park (AR)
    Camper-submitted photo from Beard's Bluff Park (AR)
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    Beard's Bluff Park (AR)

    4 Reviews
    35 Photos
    39 Saves
    Saratoga, Arkansas

    Overview

    Beard's Bluff is located 13 miles east of Ashdown on State Highway 32. It is a bird watcher's paradise with a birding overlook and access to the best sunset viewing on the lake.

    Recreation

    The campground offers open water access to the lake and Little River. The area is made navigable by boat lanes which mark the river and other designated waterways through the lake. Outside of these channels is submerged timber and aquatic vegetation that appeal to anglers and duck hunters alike. Millwood Lake is home to over 300 species of birds including the American Bald Eagle and Great White Pelicans, many of which can be found in the Beard's Bluff area.

    Facilities

    The campground offers open water access to the lake and Little River. The area is made navigable by boat lanes which mark the river and other designated waterways through the lake. Outside of these channels is submerged timber and aquatic vegetation that appeal to anglers and duck hunters alike. Millwood Lake is home to over 300 species of birds including the American Bald Eagle and Great White Pelicans, many of which can be found in the Beard's Bluff area.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located directly on Millwood Lake with lake views from most of the campsites. Bluffs overlook the lake and the area is surrounded by a variety of dense forest.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby towns include Nashville, AR, Ashdown, AR, and Texarkana, TX.

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

    $15 - $25 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Nashville, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Nashville, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 140 campgrounds and RV parks near Nashville, AR and 5 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Nashville, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Nashville, AR is Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 31 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 free dispersed camping spots near Nashville, AR.

What parks are near Nashville, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 16 parks near Nashville, AR that allow camping, notably New Melones Lake and Kaweah Lake.