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Top Pet-Friendly Camping near New Melones Lake

Looking for the best pet-friendly campgrounds near New Melones Lake? Find the best information on pet-friendly campsites and dispersed camping near New Melones Lake, including sites, reviews, and tips for getting the most out of your camping experience. Each pet-friendly campsite offers quick access to one or more of New Melones Lake's most popular destinations.

Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near New Melones Lake, AR (131)

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

    $15 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Daisy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Daisy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Daisy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Daisy State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Daisy State Park Campground
    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
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground

    3.

    COE Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Campground

    43 Reviews
    53 Photos
    43 Saves
    Royal, Arkansas

    Overview

    Crystal Springs Campground, perched on the shores of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, is an ideal spot for families, friends and couples. Approximately 1.2 million people visit the lake each year to explore its crystal clear waters and scenic mountain landscape.Click here for the Lake Ouachita Virtual Tour.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy fishing, water skiing, hiking and boating. Scuba diving is particularly popular because of the lake's high underwater visibility. Small and rare freshwater jellyfish (non-stinging) can be found, in addition to many types of fish, including the striped bass, lazily drifting between rocks. Bald eagles are a big attraction for bird watchers and photographers in winter months.

    Facilities

    The campground consists of 68 sites including 63 sites with electric and water hookups. There is also a reservable group campsite that includes electrical and water hookups. The two group picnic shelters have electricity. Other amenities include a dump station, fish cleaning station, hot showers, boat ramp, playground and a swim beach.

    Natural Features

    Lake Ouachita is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The pool is fed by the cool waters of the Ouachita River and extends about 30 miles over 40,000 surface acres.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (501) 767-2101.

    Nearby Attractions

    Part of the scenic 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail runs just north of the lake. Here, hikers and mountain bikers can explore an array of breathtaking views in the Ouachita Mountains.

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

    $18 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park

    4.

    Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park

    72 Reviews
    199 Photos
    386 Saves
    Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

    Overview

    Gulpha Gorge campground is a tree lined retreat nestled on Gulpha Creek just a few minutes from downtown Hot Springs National Park and historic Bathhouse Row. Open all year, the campground features 44 campsites all suitable for RVs and tents. This popular spot is the ideal base camp for all of your Hot Springs adventures and tends to fill up quickly, even in the fall and winter. Reservations are recommended.____

    Recreation

    Hot Springs National Park boasts 26 miles (42 km) of stunning trails. Gulpha Gorge Campground has a trail access to Hot Springs Mountain and Bathhouse Row.__ The campground sits adjacent to Gulpha Gorge Creek. The creek is perfect for wading, sitting and playing.____

    Facilities

    Hot Springs National Park boasts 26 miles (42 km) of stunning trails. Gulpha Gorge Campground has a trail access to Hot Springs Mountain and Bathhouse Row.__ The campground sits adjacent to Gulpha Gorge Creek. The creek is perfect for wading, sitting and playing.____

    Natural Features

    Sit back and relax to the sounds of adjacent Gulpha Gorge Creek under the canopy of towering trees while being serenaded by the local winged inhabitants and you just may forget you are so close to downtown Hot Springs National Park.____ Enjoy a stunning hike to Bathhouse Row with mountain-top views along the way. Dip your toes in Gulpha Gorge Creek or stretch out on the cool grass to enjoy the breeze while planning a visit to one of the stunning spas on historic Bathhouse Row.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (501) 620-6715.

    Nearby Attractions

    Gulpha Gorge campground is just a few minutes from downtown Hot Springs National Park and historic Bathhouse Row.

    Charges & Cancellations

    __Cancellations more than 72 hours in advance of arrival date only incur a $10 transaction fee. Within 72 hours, $10 and the first night's fee are charged.

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

    $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shady Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shady Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shady Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shady Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shady Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shady Lake Campground

    5.

    Shady Lake Campground

    12 Reviews
    26 Photos
    96 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 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
    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

    6.

    DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park

    30 Reviews
    154 Photos
    104 Saves
    Kaweah Lake, Arkansas

    This recreation area is part of Degray Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Denby Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Denby Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Denby Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Denby Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Denby Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Denby Point

    7.

    Denby Point

    18 Reviews
    56 Photos
    100 Saves
    Mount Ida, Arkansas

    Overview

    Groups and families of all sizes come to camp at Denby Point for its scenic views, year-round fishing and convenient boating facilities. The campground promises to entertain jet skiers, boaters, hikers and birders alike. Click here for the Lake Ouachita Virtual Tour.

    Recreation

    World-class striper fishing brings crowds of anglers year-round, and incredibly clear waters attract scuba divers, hoping to explore the flooded forests and mountain valleys below the lake's surface. Hikers take pleasure in the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT), which lines the southern end of the lake.

    Facilities

    World-class striper fishing brings crowds of anglers year-round, and incredibly clear waters attract scuba divers, hoping to explore the flooded forests and mountain valleys below the lake's surface. Hikers take pleasure in the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT), which lines the southern end of the lake.

    Natural Features

    Lake Ouachita sits in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, just 28 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The lake stems from the Ouachita River and boasts 692 miles of shoreline and over 40,000 surface acres.

    Nearby Attractions

    Explore Ouachita National Forest's 1.8 million acres, surrounding Lake Ouachita and extending across central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (501) 767-2101.

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

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cowhide Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowhide Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowhide Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowhide Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowhide Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowhide Cove Campground

    8.

    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 Lake Ouachita State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Ouachita State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Ouachita State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Ouachita State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Crystal Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crystal Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crystal Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crystal Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crystal Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crystal Campground

    10.

    Crystal Campground

    10 Reviews
    54 Photos
    211 Saves
    Norman, Arkansas

    Small campground in an attractive wooded site next to a small stream. More recreation opportunities in the Caddo/Womble Ranger District

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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