Aux Arc Campground sits on the shores of Ozark Lake in the picturesque Arkansas River Valley.
"Aux Arc" is a name that originated with French explorers when they mapped the territory. The term means "the big bend," describing the bend in the Arkansas River. Over time, the name was simplified to "Ozark," thus the name for Ozark Lake.
Boating, hiking and picnicking are favorites with locals and visitors alike. Anglers find success with both boat and bank fishing, and popular fish species include catfish, bream, crappie and bass.
Public land surrounding the lake yields deer, quail, squirrels, rabbits, dove, wild turkey, ducks and geese for hunting season.
Aux Arc Campground offers spacious, shady campsites with electric and water hookups. Three picnic shelters, with electricity, can be reserved as well. Additional amenities include a dump station, two playgrounds, hot showers and a boat ramp.
Ozark Lake extends 36 miles along the Arkansas River. The shoreline of the lake varies from steep bluffs and tree-lined banks to open farm lands and level fields.
Two of the largest wineries in the state are located in the nearby town of Altus. Here, large grape vineyards reminiscent of the European Rhineland dot the countryside.
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The campground is clean and the views are good. It is by the Arkansas river, near a hydroelectric dam. You will see barges going down the river, and see the railroad that sits across the river. The bathrooms and showers were clean. Some sites have covered picnic tables and lantern hooks. We will camp here again.
Very nice clean camp. Nice boat launch. Large spaces. Plenty of room to fish. Water and electric. No swimming but bluff hole is 15 minutes away and awesome
Aux Arc is clean and well maintained by the Corps of Engineers. It is in a weird location literally next to the Ozark Powerhouse.
The campground is modern and each site has some nice upgrade with pave spaces and table with small pavilions. Personally I would camp towards the bottom of the campground to try and avoid being forced to stare at the dam.
If there was better scenery this would have a higher ranking. Also, it tends to be geared more towards RVs and Camper Trailers rather than tents, but you can tent camp if you want.
The showers and bathrooms are clean and they have a good crew driving around in thier golf carts keeping everything maintained.