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Top Equestrian Camping near Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

167 Reviews

Horse camping is the perfect way to enjoy Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. If you're an equestrian lover who prefers nature-based adventure, yet still wants comfort, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. With our help, you'll find the best Arkansas equestrian campsites from scenic to easily accessible.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, AR (10)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park

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    Mount Nebo State Park

    27 Reviews
    120 Photos
    162 Saves
    Dardanelle, Arkansas
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Dispersed
    • Tent Cabin
    • Yurts
    • Glamping
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Catherine State Park

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    Lake Catherine State Park

    80 Reviews
    286 Photos
    361 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.

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

    $15 - $25 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Woolly Hollow State Park — Wooly Hollow State Park
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park

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    Mount Magazine State Park

    30 Reviews
    167 Photos
    186 Saves
    Blue Mountain, Arkansas

    Nestled between the Ozark National Forest to the north, and the Ouachita National Forest to the south, Mount Magazine State Park boasts the highest point in the state of Arkansas: Mount Magazine at 2753 feet. Located just 100 miles northwest of Little Rock, this area has been a recreation destination since the late 1800s. Recreation at Mount Magazine really started booming in the 1930s and 40s with the construction of a lodge, campgrounds and trails. Visitors came to beat the heat of the surrounding valleys, as well as to enjoy the panoramic views, abundant wildflowers, autumn color, and numerous opportunities to play outdoors. The area finally became a state park in 1998.

    Whether you prefer a posh lodge or cabin, a fully-equipped RV pad, or a rustic campsite, there’s a place for you to stay and play at Mount Magazine. The park’s campground offers 18 spacious sites with full or partial hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, hot showers and a dump station. Campers are required to store food and trash properly to minimize black bear encounters. For more luxuriant accommodations, the park’s lodge offers 60 guest rooms and spa suites with a variety of comforts, as well as 13 full-equipped cabins with up to three bedrooms. Not in the mood for hot dogs over the campfire? The large dining room at the Skycrest Restaurant serves daily meals while overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley.

    When you’re ready to play on Mount Magazine, you can do it by foot, wheels or wings. Hikers have access to 14 miles of trails, ranging from 1 to 3 miles, with connecting options for going farther. The 34-mile Huckleberry Mountain Trail is great for mountain biking and horseback riding. For gravity-defying activities, the park offers more than 100 climbing routes on its southern bluff, as well as a hang gliding launch point over the Petit Jean River Valley. Less strenuous activities include bird and wildlife watching, guided ranger walks, historic site tours and various interpretive programs and outdoor skills workshops. There’s also spectacular leaf-peeping in the fall when the forest takes on its vibrant autumn transformation.

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

    $35 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Camp Robinson Dispersed Site

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    Camp Robinson Dispersed Site

    1 Review
    Mayflower, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Macks Pines

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    Macks Pines

    2 Reviews
    13 Photos
    67 Saves
    Hector, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $20 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Moccasin Gap Horse Trail NF Campground

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    Moccasin Gap Horse Trail NF Campground

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    9 Saves
    Hector, 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
    • Equestrian
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp Ozark NF

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    Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp Ozark NF

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    2 Saves
    Havana, 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
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Tent Cabin
    • Glamping
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Greers Ferry Lake - COE/Cherokee Rec Area

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    Greers Ferry Lake - COE/Cherokee Rec Area

    3 Reviews
    18 Photos
    15 Saves
    Heber Springs, Arkansas

    This recreation area is part of Greers Ferry Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Erwin Estate High Point

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    Erwin Estate High Point

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    23 Saves
    Jones Mill, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $80 - $100 / night


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