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Best Glamping Sites Near Ouachita National Forest, OK (33)

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

    1.

    Lake Ouachita State Park Campground

    44 Reviews
    208 Photos
    362 Saves
    Mountain Pine, Arkansas

    Welcome to Lake Ouachita State Park Campground! This place is a camper's paradise, offering a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations. The tent sites are particularly popular, with many of them right on the lake, providing stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere. Just be prepared to park and walk your gear to your site, but trust me, it's worth it.

    The campground is packed with amenities to make your stay comfortable. You'll find electric and water hookups, clean restrooms with showers, and even a camp store where you can grab firewood, ice, and snacks. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    One of the standout features here is the lake itself. The water is crystal clear, perfect for swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing by the shore. The marina offers kayak and canoe rentals, and you can even take a sunset cruise for a small fee. If you're into fishing, the lake is teeming with fish, making it a great spot to cast a line.

    The campground is near Hot Springs, Arkansas, so if you feel like exploring, you're just a short drive away from Bathhouse Row and the national park. But honestly, once you're here, you might not want to leave. The park's trails, beautiful lakefront sites, and friendly camp hosts make it a place you'll want to return to again and again.

    So pack your bags, load up the car, and head over to Lake Ouachita State Park Campground. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, you're in for a treat. Just watch out for those crows—they're sneaky little thieves!

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

    2.

    Daisy State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    66 Photos
    110 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 Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Magazine State Park Campground

    3.

    Mount Magazine State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    168 Photos
    194 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

    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

    4.

    Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    102 Photos
    156 Saves
    Murfreesboro, Arkansas

    Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground, near Murfreesboro, AR, is a unique camping destination where you can dig for diamonds and enjoy a range of outdoor activities. This campground is open all year and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and even glamping options.

    The campsites are spacious and well-maintained, providing a good amount of privacy. Many visitors appreciate the full hook-ups and the clean, modern bathhouses with showers that are almost hot. The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its proximity to the Crater of Diamonds, where you can try your luck at finding a diamond. It's a messy but fun activity, and even if you don't strike it rich, the experience is worth it. The park also has hiking trails, a market, and a small water park that's reasonably priced.

    For those who need to stay connected, be aware that Verizon service can be spotty, especially in the afternoons. However, you can get a decent signal at the visitor center.

    Overall, Crater of Diamonds State Park Campground offers a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. Whether you're here to dig for diamonds, hike the trails, or simply enjoy the wooded surroundings, it's a place that many visitors find themselves returning to. Just remember to bring extra clothes and shoes—you'll likely get dirty!

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

    $15 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park

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    Queen Wilhelmina State Park — Queen Wihelmina State Park

    18 Reviews
    72 Photos
    56 Saves
    Mena, Arkansas

    Queen Wilhelmina State Park Campground, near Mena, AR, is a solid spot for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors with some added comforts. This place is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations. The campground is perched high on a mountain, providing some killer views, especially at sunset.

    The lodge here is a big hit, boasting fantastic food and friendly staff. It's also got a restaurant, mini golf, and a mini train—though those are seasonal attractions. The bathhouse is clean and warm, which is a blessing when it's cold outside.

    For those who like to hike, there are several trails with great views, though some can get a bit overgrown once you venture into the national forest. The Lover’s Leap trail is a popular one, offering a moderate hike with a rewarding lookout.

    The campsites themselves are a bit quirky. Some folks have noted that the layout can be odd, with amenities like picnic tables and fire pits placed in unconventional spots. But hey, it’s all part of the adventure, right? Just be prepared for sites that are pretty close together.

    Pets are welcome, but keep an eye out for ticks. And while there’s no sewer hookup, there are sanitary dump stations available. If you’re into stargazing, the night sky here is incredible.

    Overall, Queen Wilhelmina State Park Campground is a great place to kick back, enjoy some beautiful scenery, and maybe even make a few new friends around the campfire.

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

    $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain

    6.

    Brady Mountain

    11 Reviews
    22 Photos
    166 Saves
    Royal, Arkansas

    Overview

    Brady Mountain Campground delights visitors with its family-friendly facilities, fabulous views and idyllic placement on Arkansas's Lake Ouachita. The lake attracts visitors who come for the crystal clear waters and bountiful fishing opportunities. Click here for the Lake Ouachita Virtual Tour.

    Recreation

    A unique way to explore the lake is to follow the Geo-Float Trail, coined as the first water-based interpretive trail included in the National Trails System. The self-guided boat tour leads visitors on a 16-mile trip to see incredible geologic features as it stretches from the Spillway Recreation Area to Brady Mountain Recreation Area. Hikers enjoy the scenic land-based nature trail accessible from the campground. Boating, fishing and scuba diving among the remains of the flooded mountain valley are also popular here.

    Facilities

    A unique way to explore the lake is to follow the Geo-Float Trail, coined as the first water-based interpretive trail included in the National Trails System. The self-guided boat tour leads visitors on a 16-mile trip to see incredible geologic features as it stretches from the Spillway Recreation Area to Brady Mountain Recreation Area. Hikers enjoy the scenic land-based nature trail accessible from the campground. Boating, fishing and scuba diving among the remains of the flooded mountain valley are also popular here.

    Natural Features

    Lake Ouachita sits in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The lake stems from the Ouachita River and boasts 692 miles of shoreline with 178 islands.

    contact_info

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

    Nearby Attractions

    Head to Hot Springs National Park and enjoy a traditional bath or modern spa experience with the natural spring water.

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

    $50 / night

    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

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    DeGray Lake Resort State Park — De Gray State Park

    30 Reviews
    154 Photos
    108 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 COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground

    8.

    COE Lake Ouachita Little Fir Campground

    5 Reviews
    15 Photos
    18 Saves
    Story, Arkansas

    Overview

    Little Fir is a small quiet campground located along the western shores of Lake Ouachita. Little fir is a popular destination for many anglers who desire a quiet atmosphere while still being close to prime fishing habitat.______ 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 is fed from the cool waters of the Ouachita River in central Arkansas. Surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest, it's crystal waters span over 40,000 acres and extend for 30 miles, making it the largest lake completely in the state of Arkansas.

    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
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita
    Camper-submitted photo from Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita

    9.

    Brady Mountain - Lake Ouachita

    9 Reviews
    29 Photos
    101 Saves
    Royal, Arkansas

    Overview

    Brady Mountain Day-Use Area delights visitors with its family-friendly facility, fabulous views and idyllic placement on Arkansas's Lake Ouachita. The lake attracts visitors who come for the crystal clear waters and bountiful fishing opportunities.____ Click here for the Lake Ouachita Virtual Tour.

    Recreation

    A unique way to explore the lake is to follow the Geo-Float Trail, coined as the first water-based interpretive trail included in the National Trails System. The self-guided boat tour leads visitors on a 16-mile trip to see incredible geologic features as it stretches from the Spillway Recreation Area to Brady Mountain Recreation Area.______ Hikers enjoy the scenic land-based nature trail accessible from the campground. Boating, fishing and scuba diving among the remains of the flooded mountain valley are also popular here.

    Facilities

    The Day-Use Pavilion has electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and lighting. Other amenities include a bathroom facility, a swim beach, and a boat ramp.

    Natural Features

    Lake Ouachita sits in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park.______ The lake stems from the Ouachita River and boasts 692 miles of shoreline with 178 islands.

    contact_info

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

    Nearby Attractions

    Head to Hot Springs National Park and enjoy a traditional bath or modern spa experience with the natural spring water.

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

    $50 / night

    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.

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