Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Lake Charles State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Lake Charles State Park is located in Arkansas
36.068 N
-91.153 W
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9 Reviews of Lake Charles State Park
Very nice place

We have been there twice and will be going back there this spring. Nice camping areas and the fishing was good. Also has a nice swimming area. It also has a hiking trail that is paved.

Kids had a blast here!

Great fishing, swimming, grilling, and playgrounds! Also enjoyed kayaking around on the lake!

Great swimming area!

Cons: located near a very tiny town, so bring everything you need with you because a quick trip to the store will take you at least 30 min. Also, the biting flies + mosquitos were ROUGH in the morning. You’ll need your bug spray. Not all of the sites are level, so consider that if you’re in an RV.

Pros: really lovely lake with a great area for swimming. We had kind neighbors and felt very safe. The visitor center (where you need to check in) was really friendly and helpful! (Note: the nice swimming area and the campground are quite a ways away).


This place is awesome everyone and the camp site was nice and keep to them selfs there wasnt people run all around and didnt have to worry about someone getting into our stuff and the was plent of spot to fish off the bank had a great weeke d and will diffently be back

Very nice and clean area. Good fishing

Clean area. Good spot for fishing. It is a dry county have to drive 30 or so minutes to get to a decent store for food. Keep that in mind if you stay here, make sure to be prepared or you will be hungry.

Frist time camping

It was a good experience

Fishing destination!

Like Charles is definitely a fishing destinations but offers many other activities of camping. There are trails for hiking or bike riding all three campground areas have access to the lake for fishing or bring your own boat and explore the lake. The bath houses have just been renovated and the facility is maintained very well. He there is a playground and swimming area, I boat ramp, haste door in the office, and the staff are very friendly and helpful . It’s in Arkansas so don’t forget your mosquito spray after dark.

Beautiful Park

We stayed here 2 nights on a week-end. Every site was occupied. There was water, electric and sewer hookups in Area C only. Areas A and B had electric and water. All areas are shady and relaxing. Some of the waterfront sites in C area need more shade. We stayed in site 78 which was water view but not waterfront. The only complaints I had was the flies and people walking through our site to go to the lake to fish. I guess it was the only way for them to get to the lake so it's not that big of a deal. We enjoyed ourselves very much! Our site was in the shade the entire day. The ONLY place to dump trash is like a city block away. They do need more trash cans available to the campers. We did not catch any fish and did not see anyone else catch any either. We only saw a ranger ride through once the entire weekend. It was very quite and everyone was very nice.

Don't waste your time

Lake Charles State Park outside Pocahontas, Ar. is not a well loved Park. The lake is and areas are not taken care of by staff or visitors. To bad , it could be a nice place if someone took the time to care for it.