Places to Camp near North Little Rock, AR

North Little Rock, AR is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. North Little Rock 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. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in North Little Rock, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near North Little Rock, AR (90)

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    1.

    Maumelle Park

    45 Reviews
    137 Photos
    175 Saves
    Maumelle, Arkansas

    Overview

    Maumelle Park Map Customer Comment Card Special Event Application HERE__ All Sites in the UAMS Medical Loop MUST have Approval from a Park Ranger and a Physician Prior to Making Reservations.

    Recreation

    The Nuttall Trail runs through the park, offering visitors hiking opportunities. Anglers will find a selection of crappie, bream, hybrid bass, white bass and more. A boat ramp is provided for campers to enjoy the river.

    Facilities

    The Nuttall Trail runs through the park, offering visitors hiking opportunities. Anglers will find a selection of crappie, bream, hybrid bass, white bass and more. A boat ramp is provided for campers to enjoy the river.

    Natural Features

    The campground is set on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, a series of navigation pools used to help ships navigate upstream toward Oklahoma. The Arkansas River is one of the Mississippi's largest tributaries, flowing 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, through to Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Wintering eagles can be seen in large numbers along the Arkansas River. Most of these eagles migrate from Canada and the U.S. Great Lakes region.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Pinnacle Mountain State Park is just two miles from the campground. The 13 mountain trails here range from easy to strenuous, and each one promises captivating scenery. They also have several new mountain biking trails. See Pinnacle Mountain State Park for more information. Two Rivers Park is a city park that is also two miles form the campground. This park hase numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as, a bridge that connect the trails to the vast Arkansas River Trail. See Two Rivers Park and Arkansas River Trail__

    Charges & Cancellations

    Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Once a reservation date has begun, customers cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center For specific information about fees and cancellations/Changes please visit: Rules and Regulations__

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    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Downtown Riverside RV Park
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    Downtown Riverside RV Park

    22 Reviews
    64 Photos
    65 Saves
    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    Downtown Riverside RV Park is a solid spot for those looking to explore the heart of Arkansas. This place has a lot going for it, especially if you’re into urban camping with a touch of nature. The park is gated and offers a sense of security, which is always a plus. You’ll find concrete, level pads that overlook the Arkansas River, making for some pretty scenic views right from your RV.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookup service, including sewer, water, and 50 AMP electric hookups. It’s also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The park has a sanitary dump, showers, and toilets, ensuring you have all the basic amenities covered. There’s even a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    The location is a major draw. You’re just a stone’s throw away from downtown Little Rock, with easy access to the Arkansas River Trail, the Clinton Library, and a bunch of restaurants and attractions. Whether you’re into biking, walking, or just exploring the city, this park puts you right in the middle of the action. Some visitors have mentioned the excellent cell signal and decent Wi-Fi, which is great if you need to stay connected.

    While the park doesn’t have a lot of grassy areas, it makes up for it with its proximity to the river and the city. You can rent an electric scooter or just take a stroll to downtown Little Rock. There’s also a large pavilion for gatherings and a designated area for dogs to roam.

    Overall, Downtown Riverside RV Park offers a unique blend of urban convenience and riverside relaxation. It’s a great spot for a short stay, especially if you want to explore what Little Rock has to offer.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Willow Beach

    22 Reviews
    52 Photos
    142 Saves
    Scott, Arkansas

    Overview

    Willow Beach Campground is located near the David D.Terry Lock and Dam of the Arkansas River. The wealth of recreational opportunities in the Arkansas River Valley provides visitors with endless fun for the whole family. Outdoor activities such as camping, picnicking, boating and sightseeing are favorite pastimes.

    Recreation

    Willow Beach has a boat ramp and offers excellent fishing, especially in the old river cutoffs and the tail-waters of the dam and Murry Lock and Dam upstream. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream in the Arkansas River. Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways. On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

    Facilities

    Willow Beach has a boat ramp and offers excellent fishing, especially in the old river cutoffs and the tail-waters of the dam and Murry Lock and Dam upstream. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream in the Arkansas River. Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways. On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

    Natural Features

    The park is in a forested area along the riverfront, close to the rolling fields of cotton farms. It is 193 feet above sea level; winters are generally mild and summer temperatures reach the upper 90s with high humidity. Red fox are frequently seen in the park, along with deer and armadillo, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.

    Nearby Attractions

    Little Rock, the state capital and largest city of Arkansas, is just minutes away, offering groceries, gas, restaurants and tourist attractions.

    • Pets
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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $26 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Rock North KOA
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    Little Rock North KOA

    20 Reviews
    19 Photos
    26 Saves
    Cammack Village, Arkansas

    Welcome to Little Rock North KOA, a cozy spot just off I-40 near North Little Rock, AR. This campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and glamping accommodations. It's a great pit stop for travelers looking for a convenient place to rest.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Many visitors have mentioned how welcoming and accommodating they are, which can make a big difference after a long day on the road. The campground also boasts a small camp store and an ice cream shop, perfect for a sweet treat after setting up camp.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that pets are allowed, and there's even a small dog park for your furry friends to stretch their legs. If you're in an RV, you'll find the sites to be big rig friendly with electric and sewer hookups available.

    The campground has a pool, although it might not always be open, so it's worth checking ahead if that's a dealbreaker for you. There's also a playground for the kids and a game room with a pool table, making it a family-friendly spot.

    One thing to keep in mind is the proximity to the freeway, which means you'll likely hear some traffic noise. However, the convenience of being close to the highway can be a plus if you're just passing through.

    Overall, Little Rock North KOA offers a comfortable and convenient place to stay with a few nice perks like the ice cream shop and friendly staff. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a cabin, this campground has got you covered.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park
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    Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park

    97 Reviews
    527 Photos
    606 Saves
    Adona, Arkansas

    The campgrounds feature a total of 125 campsites (including 26 pull-through sites). Thirty-five of the sites—the Class AAA sites—have 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer hookups. The 90 Class B sites offer 30 amp electrical and water hookups. All sites are reservable. Campsites are divided into four campground areas. Each includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. Area "A" is near Lake Bailey and include sites along the lakeshore. Areas "B," "C," and "D" are located on the south side of Ark. 154 in wooded settings.

    Other campsite choices in the main camping area include a 44-unit Rally-style Area with 20 amp electrical service available for camping clubs.

    A trailer dump station is centrally located near the Rally-style camping area.

    Petit Jean is Arkansas's only state park with its own airport.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Catherine State Park Campground
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    Lake Catherine State Park Campground

    80 Reviews
    275 Photos
    372 Saves
    Jones Mill, Arkansas

    This peaceful park makes great camping near Little Rock and is located on Lake Catherine, one of five lakes in the beautiful Ouachita Mountain region. The only full-service marina on the lake is here at the park and open in the summertime for bait, snacks/drinks, and fuel. Boat rentals are available year-round. The park also includes a launch ramp, pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, and a well-marked trail that leads to a waterfall.

    The park has 20 fully equipped cabins, including one two-bedroom cabin with a patio overlooking the water and private access to the lake from its own fishing pier. There are also many native stone and wood buildings on-site. The history of these structures dates back to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The park offers 70 campsites (47 Class AAA and 23 Class B), six primitive tent sites, one Rent-A-Camp, and one Rent-A-Yurt. Many of these sites are on the lakeshore. Park interpreters offer hikes, lake tours, and programs year-round. Guided horseback rides are offered seasonally.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $15 - $25 / 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
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    Gulpha Gorge Campground — Hot Springs National Park

    72 Reviews
    199 Photos
    388 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.

    Nearby Attractions

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

    contact_info

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

    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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $34 / night

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    Toad Suck

    15 Reviews
    25 Photos
    47 Saves
    Conway, Arkansas

    Overview

    Toad Suck Park Map Customer Comment Card Special Event Application HERE!__ Toad Suck Campground, situated on the Arkansas River, is a popular destination for families and groups. Picnicking, boating and fishing all draw visitors to this shady campground.

    Recreation

    Fishing is excellent year-round, and record fish catches are common in the Arkansas River. The waters have an abundance of bream, crappie, white bass, largemouth bass and several species of catfish.

    Facilities

    Fishing is excellent year-round, and record fish catches are common in the Arkansas River. The waters have an abundance of bream, crappie, white bass, largemouth bass and several species of catfish.

    Natural Features

    Situated in the eastern edge of both the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, the area is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Dogwood, redbud, wild plum and other native flowering trees offer breathtaking sights in springtime.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby Cadron Blockhouse in Cadron Settlement Park, a replica of a structure that was built in the late 18th century, is a popular tourist attraction. The town of Conway hosts an annual Toad Suck Daze Festival, featuring a toad race competition.

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

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Woolly Hollow State Park — Wooly Hollow State Park
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    Woolly Hollow State Park — Wooly Hollow State Park

    21 Reviews
    67 Photos
    109 Saves
    Greenbrier, Arkansas

    Woolly Hollow State Park, near Greenbrier, AR, is a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. This place has it all: beautiful scenery, well-maintained facilities, and plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. The campsites are paved, making them perfect for RVs and big rigs, and the bathhouse is centrally located for easy access.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, which offers swimming, fishing, and adorable pedal boats. The swim area is well-kept, and the park staff are friendly and helpful. If you're into hiking or biking, you'll love the trails. There's even a mountain biking trail that's suitable for kids and trail runners alike.

    For families, the park is a hit. There's a playground for the kids, and you can rent kayaks, canoes, or paddle boats. The lake is just the right size for kids to learn how to kayak. Plus, the park has a snack bar and a visitor's area, so you won't go hungry or run out of things to do.

    Pets are welcome, and there's a market on-site for any last-minute needs. The park is also big on cleanliness, with spotless grounds and well-maintained facilities. Whether you're into glamping, tent camping, or bringing your RV, Woolly Hollow State Park has got you covered.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Harris Brake Lake
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    Harris Brake Lake

    13 Reviews
    23 Photos
    180 Saves
    Perryville, Arkansas

    Welcome to Harris Brake Lake, a dispersed camping area in Arkansas that's perfect for those who love a bit of solitude and natural beauty. This spot offers a stunning view of the lake, especially at sunset, which many visitors have raved about. It's a great place to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures of nature.

    One of the standout features here is that it's free to camp, which is always a nice bonus. You won't find any amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, or toilets, so come prepared. However, there are picnic tables and fire pits available, making it a decent spot for a rustic camping experience. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be aware that some campers have mentioned the presence of ticks, so it's a good idea to check your pets (and yourself) regularly.

    The area is big rig friendly, so if you're towing a trailer, you should have no trouble finding a spot to park without needing to back up. The location is also relatively quiet, though you might hear some traffic from nearby roads.

    Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the lake, which is known for its great fishing opportunities. Just remember to bring your own gear and supplies, as there's no market or store nearby.

    Overall, Harris Brake Lake offers a peaceful and scenic spot to camp, with the added benefit of being free. Just come prepared for a more primitive experience, and you'll likely have a great time.

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    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near North Little Rock, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, North Little Rock, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 90 campgrounds and RV parks near North Little Rock, AR and 12 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near North Little Rock, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near North Little Rock, AR is Maumelle Park with a 4.6-star rating from 45 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near North Little Rock, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 free dispersed camping spots near North Little Rock, AR.

What parks are near North Little Rock, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 15 parks near North Little Rock, AR that allow camping, notably Arkansas River - Pool 3 and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.