Best Camping near Star City, AR

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Best Camping Sites Near Star City, AR (23)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cane Creek State Park Campground
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    1.

    Cane Creek State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    153 Photos
    50 Saves
    Star City, Arkansas

    Located where the Coastal Plain meets the Mississippi Delta, Cane Creek Campground offers you the opportunity to experience both in one visit. The trail system is a point of pride at the park. Trail run, ride, or backpack through rolling terrain, along the lake, and across three suspension bridges. Paddle or fish Cane Creek Lake. Explore nearby Bayou Bartholomew, the world’s longest bayou. Interpretive programs include guided walking, biking, kayaking, and birding tours. Facilities include 29 campsites (11 Class A and 18 Class B), one Rent-An-RV, picnic sites, a backpacking shelter, pavilions, visitor center with exhibits and gift shop, launch ramp, fishing piers, a bathhouse, and playground. Boat and bicycle rentals are available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Rising Star
    Camper-submitted photo from Rising Star
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    2.

    Rising Star

    4 Reviews
    25 Photos
    15 Saves
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas

    Overview

    Rising Star Campground is located on the Arkansas River by Pool 3 Lock and Dam. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.

    Recreation

    The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream. Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways. On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

    Facilities

    The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream. 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, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.

    Nearby Attractions

    Rising Star Park is located 12 miles from Pine Bluff, the home for the Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff Regional Park, the Martha Mitchell Home and other points of interest, as well as shopping and groceries.

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

    $75 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Pendleton Bend
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    3.

    Pendleton Bend

    5 Reviews
    10 Photos
    20 Saves
    Gillett, Arkansas

    Overview

    Pendleton Bend Campground and Day Use Park is located on the bank of the Arkansas River. The campground offers 31 campsites, a two lane boatramp, a comfort station with hot showers and restrooms, playground, picnic sites, and a group shelter that can accomodate 75 users.

    Recreation

    Hiking, fishing, boating, birding, and hunting are all popular activities for visitors. World-class bass and crappie fishing is found in Pool 2, and the tailwaters of the dam provide excellent opportunities to catch a variety of gamefish, especially catfish. A boat ramp is available for access to the Arkansas River. Hiking and birding is available in the nearby Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area. Many species of waterfowl frequent the lower Arkansas River and its adjacent wetlands making this area a destination for waterfowl hunters.

    Facilities

    Hiking, fishing, boating, birding, and hunting are all popular activities for visitors. World-class bass and crappie fishing is found in Pool 2, and the tailwaters of the dam provide excellent opportunities to catch a variety of gamefish, especially catfish. A boat ramp is available for access to the Arkansas River. Hiking and birding is available in the nearby Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area. Many species of waterfowl frequent the lower Arkansas River and its adjacent wetlands making this area a destination for waterfowl hunters.

    Natural Features

    Pendleton Bend Campground and Park is located in the lush Eastern Arkansas alluvial bottomland forest in Desha County. Pendleton Bend Campground and Park is approximately 3.5 miles upstream of the Wilbur D. Mills Dam and Arkansas Electric Coop Hydropower Dam. The Campground and Park sits along the track for migratory birds as they come and go from the Gulf of Mexico, making it a destination for birders. Many species of waterfowl frequent the Arkansas River and adjacent wetlands making it a destination for waterfowl hunters.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby, visitors can visit the Arkansas Post National Memorial. Here, Henri de Tonti established the first European village west of the Mississippi River in 1686. In 1819, Arkansas Post became the capital of the Arkansas Territory and remained so until the Civil War. The Dale Bumpers White River Refuge is nearby that offers 160,000 acres of excellent hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities as well.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $75 / night

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    4.

    Trulock

    3 Reviews
    7 Photos
    2 Saves
    Arkansas River - Pool 3, Arkansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Saracen Trace RV Park - Pine Bluff Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Saracen Trace RV Park - Pine Bluff Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Saracen Trace RV Park - Pine Bluff Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Saracen Trace RV Park - Pine Bluff Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Saracen Trace RV Park - Pine Bluff Regional Park
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    6.

    Ste Marie Park

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    3 Saves
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas

    Overview

    Sainte Marie Park sits on the banks of Lake Langhofer and the Arkansas River by Pool 3 Lock and Dam. Whether boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking or hosting a group event, Sainte Marie has facilities to accommodate a range of activities.

    Recreation

    The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream. Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways. On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

    Facilities

    Sainte Marie offers two reservable group picnic shelters that can each accommodate up to 75 people. There are no electric hookups, but drinking water is provided. Additional amenities include grills, a courtesy dock and fishing dock.

    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, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.

    Nearby Attractions

    The City of Pine Bluff is the home for the Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff Regional Park, the Martha Mitchell Home and other points of interest, as well as shopping and groceries.

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

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Notrebes Bend Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Notrebes Bend Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Notrebes Bend Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Notrebes Bend Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Notrebes Bend Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Merrisach Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Merrisach Lake
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    Camper-submitted photo from Merrisach Lake

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    Merrisach Lake

    2 Reviews
    13 Photos
    14 Saves
    Gillett, Arkansas

    Overview

    Merrisach Lake Campground and Day Use Park is situated on the banks of Merrisach Lake and the Arkansas Post Canal in the lush bottomland forest of eastern Arkansas. The campground is described as off the beaten path, providing visitors with the peace and quiet to enjoy fishing, hunting, picnicking and boating.

    Recreation

    The campground and day use park offers visitors the perfect amount of seclusion to enjoy the outdoors. Visitors enjoy fishing for bass, crappie and catfish in Merrisach Lake and other tributaries of Pool 2. The tailwaters of Wilbur D. Mills Dam provide excellent opportunities to catch many species of gamefish, especially catfish. Visitors to this area also find great hunting, birding and boating opportunities. Merrisach sits on the famed Mississippi Flyway, where millions of songbirds, ducks, geese and butterflies pass during migration.

    Facilities

    The campground and day use park offers visitors the perfect amount of seclusion to enjoy the outdoors. Visitors enjoy fishing for bass, crappie and catfish in Merrisach Lake and other tributaries of Pool 2. The tailwaters of Wilbur D. Mills Dam provide excellent opportunities to catch many species of gamefish, especially catfish. Visitors to this area also find great hunting, birding and boating opportunities. Merrisach sits on the famed Mississippi Flyway, where millions of songbirds, ducks, geese and butterflies pass during migration.

    Natural Features

    The Arkansas Post Canal creates a waterway from the Arkansas River to the White River, and Merrisach Lake stems from the pool between the Wilbur D. Mills Dam and Lock Number 2. Wilbur D. Mills Pool boasts 96 miles of shoreline and 10,600 acres of water.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for wildlife and migratory birds, and is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi River Valley. The National Park Services's Arkansas Post National Memorial is also a great place to visit while camping in the area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $26 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Merrisach Lake Park
      Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Merrisach Lake Park
      Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Merrisach Lake Park
      Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Merrisach Lake Park
      Camper-submitted photo from COE Arkansas River Merrisach Lake Park
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground near Star City, AR?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Star City, AR is Cane Creek State Park Campground with a 4.2-star rating from 13 reviews.

    What parks are near Star City, AR?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 11 parks near Star City, AR that allow camping, notably Arkansas River - Pool 3 and Kaweah Lake.