Best Camping near Pelsor, AR

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Best Camping Sites Near Pelsor, AR (158)

    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Haw Creek Falls Camping
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    1.

    Haw Creek Falls Camping

    22 Reviews
    81 Photos
    534 Saves
    Pelsor, Arkansas

    As of Oct 2021 - Haw Creek Falls—Located on Hwy 123, this newly designated Point of Interest will be accessible year-round. Removal of the gate across the low-water bridge and suspension of fees will be immediately implemented, and camping will still be allowed in designated campsites. A slow transition of amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and lantern posts will be removed over time as they become unusable or unsafe. Trash services will be managed by the user as “pack it in, pack it out.” Active partner groups and volunteers are helping extend the life of current amenities, excluding trash services. Several volunteer workdays have been hosted at this site in the last several months, which have proven to be immensely beneficial to keeping this primitive area operational. Please note, this area is subject to flash flooding and visitors are responsible for monitoring conditions and taking precautionary measures. Removal of the gate does not indicate the area is always safe during changing weather conditions. Surrounded by a beautiful mature hardwood forest, this campground is located on a small mountain stream with picturesque falls, rocks, and a bluff. Big Piney Wild and Scenic River are nearby. There is an accessible trail to the Haw Creek Falls. Camping - 9 family units. Camping trailers are allowed but no special facilities are available. Access to the Ozark Highlands Trail. The recreation area is closed following the 3rd week of December and reopens the 3rd week of March. Please note that the campground is closed when heavy rain is forecast. Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Jean State Park — Petit Jean State Park

    2.

    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.

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

    $25 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River

    3.

    Ozark Campground — Buffalo National River

    30 Reviews
    101 Photos
    53 Saves
    Marble Falls, Arkansas

    Overview

    The Ozark Pavilion sits in the middle of the Ozark Campground near the impressive bluffs of the Buffalo River. Bring a picnic lunch or pack up your grill for a day of fresh air and outdoor activities. The big river isn't just a picturesque backdrop for your picnic - it also offers an array of river sports like canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming and fishing.

    Recreation

    The Buffalo River Trailhead is next to the pavilion. The scenic trail spans a massive 36.5 miles (59 km) of the Buffalo River from Boxely to Pruitt, and is ideal for hiking or backpacking.Peak season for canoeing, kayaking and tubing is spring to early summer.

    Facilities

    The covered picnic area seats up to 100 people. Electricity is available but it's recommended you bring your own grill. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

    Natural Features

    The pavilion is located along the Buffalo National River with views of lush forests and high, riverside limestone bluffs. It is one of the few free-flowing rivers remaining in the contiguous U.S., with 135 miles (217 km) of undammed waters. It cuts through the Arkansas Ozarks to reach its final destination at the White River.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby town of Jasper offers restaurants, gas stations and groceries. The Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Elk Center is just north of Jasper. It features displays of elk, white-tailed deer and ducks, as well as freshwater aquariums, wildlife paintings and a gift shop.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please visit the Recreation.gov Rules and Reservation Policies page.

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

    $25 / 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

    4.

    Richland Creek Recreation Area

    17 Reviews
    71 Photos
    241 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 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
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    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pool Recreation Area
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    6.

    Long Pool Recreation Area

    15 Reviews
    50 Photos
    252 Saves
    Hagarville, 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
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River

    7.

    Steel Creek Campground — Buffalo National River

    23 Reviews
    92 Photos
    Ponca, Arkansas

    Overview

    Steel Creek Campground is situated along the Buffalo River under the towering and picturesque Roark Bluff. One section of the campground offers 26 walk-in tent sites and another section of the campground offers 14 sites for those camping with horses. Half of the sites in the campground are available for reservations. Steel Creek is located about 3 miles (5 km) east of Ponca, just off Highway 74.

    Recreation

    Floating conditions in the upper (westernmost) district of Buffalo National River are extremely dependent upon rainfall. On an average year, the upper river is only navigable by boat in the spring and early summer when consistent rainfall feeds into the watershed. Some sections on the upper end of the river are technical and should not be attempted by novices. For current floating conditions, please check with an outfitter (visit our Guided Services web page ), call the Steel Creek Ranger Station at 870-861-2570, or check the USGS Buffalo River Floating Conditions web page.______

    Facilities

    Floating conditions in the upper (westernmost) district of Buffalo National River are extremely dependent upon rainfall. On an average year, the upper river is only navigable by boat in the spring and early summer when consistent rainfall feeds into the watershed. Some sections on the upper end of the river are technical and should not be attempted by novices. For current floating conditions, please check with an outfitter (visit our Guided Services web page ), call the Steel Creek Ranger Station at 870-861-2570, or check the USGS Buffalo River Floating Conditions web page.______

    Natural Features

    The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile (217 km) length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Buffalo River Trail runs through Steel Creek and offers great day hiking or overnight backcountry opportunities.__ Boxley Valley is nearby and is home to Lost Valley, an easy to moderate trail that leads hikers past geologic and water formations. Call the Steel Creek Ranger Station at 870-861-2570 or visit the park's Hiking Trails web page for more information..

    Charges & Cancellations

    rules and reservation policies__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River
    Camper-submitted photo from Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River

    8.

    Kyles Landing Campground — Buffalo National River

    22 Reviews
    37 Photos
    311 Saves
    Compton, Arkansas

    Kyles Landing Campground, located near Harrison, Arkansas, is part of the Buffalo National River area. This spot is a favorite among campers for its beautiful scenery and access to the river. The campground operates year-round and offers a rustic experience with amenities like drinking water, toilets, and picnic tables. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars.

    One of the standout features of Kyles Landing is its prime location for kayaking and hiking. Many visitors have praised the easy access to the river, making it a great spot to launch a kayak. The campground is also a starting point for several hiking trails, including the spectacular Eye of the Needle and the easier Twin Falls trail. If you're into fishing or swimming, the crystal-clear waters of the Buffalo River won't disappoint.

    The road leading to the campground has been a topic of discussion among campers. While it has seen improvements, it's still a steep and somewhat rough drive. However, most vehicles can make it if you take it slow. There's also a general store at the top of the hill where you can rent kayaks and use coin-operated showers.

    Kyles Landing is a first-come, first-served campground, so arriving early is a good idea, especially during peak seasons. The lack of cell service here is a blessing in disguise, offering a perfect opportunity to disconnect and enjoy nature. Whether you're planning a family trip or a solo adventure, Kyles Landing provides a serene and scenic escape.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $12 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)
    Camper-submitted photo from Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)

    9.

    Bayou Bluff Point of Interest (POI)

    10 Reviews
    38 Photos
    89 Saves
    Hector, Arkansas

    Effective October 2021, Bayou Bluff became a Point of Interest. The fees are suspended for camping and day use and is now open all year. Upper loop is closed to camping and will be eliminated completely. Use of the vault toilet, large pavilion, three shelters, and a small pavilion will remain. The pavilions are managed on a first-come, first-service basis. Trash services are managed by visitors as "pack-it-in, pack-it-out," and Leave No Trace ethics are posted on information kiosks.

    Active partner groups and volunteers are helping extend the life of the current amenities, excluding trash services.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Nebo State Park Campground

    10.

    Mount Nebo State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    120 Photos
    166 Saves
    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    Mount Nebo State Park Campground is a gem tucked away near Dardanelle, Arkansas. This place is a haven for those who crave a mix of adventure and tranquility. The campground is perched atop a mountain, offering breathtaking views that make the steep drive up totally worth it. Just remember to use your low gears on the way down to save your brakes!

    The campground is known for its stunning overlooks, especially from tent sites 17, 14, and 16, and cabins 11 and 14. If you're into mountain biking, you're in luck. The Monument Trail mountain biking system here is world-class, drawing enthusiasts from all over. Hiking trails are plentiful and well-maintained, with picturesque spots like the waterfall on Lizard Trail.

    While the campground has a lot to offer, it's not exactly a luxury resort. There are no electric hookups, drinking water, or showers, so come prepared. The park store is the only place to grab supplies, and it's located at the top of the mountain. If you're planning to stay, note that trailers over 20 feet won't make it up the steep, winding road.

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, glamping and yurt accommodations are available. The park also features a swimming pool, which is a hit with families. Speaking of families, the playground and pool area are close to the campsites, making it a great spot for kids.

    Cell service is surprisingly good for a mountaintop location, so you can stay connected if needed. Just be aware that this is a dry county, so plan ahead if you want to enjoy an adult beverage by the campfire.

    In short, Mount Nebo State Park Campground offers a mix of rugged charm and natural beauty, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to escape into nature.

    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Dispersed
    • Tent Cabin
    • Yurts
    • Glamping
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Pelsor, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Pelsor, AR offers a wide range of camping options, with 158 campgrounds and RV parks near Pelsor, AR and 21 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Pelsor, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Pelsor, AR is Haw Creek Falls Camping with a 4.5-star rating from 22 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 21 free dispersed camping spots near Pelsor, AR.

What parks are near Pelsor, AR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 20 parks near Pelsor, AR that allow camping, notably Buffalo National River and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.