Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Bayou Bluff Recreation Area Campground

Located near the Illinois Bayou, the area exhibits picturesque bluffs and breathtaking scenery. The recreation area is closed following the 3rd week of December and reopens the 3rd week of March. Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

$7.00 - $15.00
National Forest
Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
No Alcohol
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Water Hookups
Max Length: 20 ft.
Bayou Bluff Recreation Area Campground is located in Arkansas
35.5248 N
-92.9443 W
Get Directions
From Hector, take Arkansas 27 north for 6 miles.
5 Reviews of Bayou Bluff Recreation Area Campground
Nice Spot

I was just passing through, but this is a small campsite just off a main road. There is trail access to some scenic areas right around you, and some interesting stone structures which I haven’t encountered before at a campsite, so that’s cool. Look like they’d be good for cooking if you brought the right equipment.

An Arkansas Unknown

Favorite campsite in the spring. Beautiful bluffs take you right down to the water. Stone pavilions with fireplaces for cold weather camping. Best kept secret.

Nice shady sites!

There aren't many spots in this area. All sites are pretty shaded all day. Swimming is a small but slightly difficult walk down a steep Rocky path. It's rarely crowded which is why we like it.

On the river!! Awesome covered fireplace

Could hear the river - right near the campsite. Close to Trail heads - had an awesome covered, but open walls, rock building with a really cool fireplace.

First to Review
20+ years camping here

I grew up camping here several times a year. There is a creek to swim or fish in, there are personal pavilions and a larger pavilion for big groups. There is a hiking trail directly from the camp ground. Down the road you can bushwack to Penhook falls. Plenty of privacy on the 2 end sites. There are 3 sites total, no reservations. But you never have trouble getting a spot unless it's a holiday weekend.