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Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area

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Thirty-one Arkansas state parks provide campgrounds. Campsite choices range from primitive hike-in tent sites to those with water, electric and sewer hookups. Located throughout the state, the parks showcase the diversity of Arkansas’s geography and scenery. Campsites are available by reservation or on a first come basis. Reservations can be made in person and by telephone at each park, or booked online at A non-refundable reservation fee is required to confirm campsite reservation. A nightly fee is charged per site. It is necessary to register at the park visitor center before occupying a campsite. Pets are allowed in campgrounds but must remain on leash.


Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
1980 Ark. 278 West
Wickes, AR 71973

GPS: N34.2957412 W94.2558768



  • Units/Rooms: 22
  • Recreation
  • Pets Accepted Pets Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • On or Near: Cossatot River

Campground Details

  • Campsites:
    22 Tent with no hookups
  • Facilities:
    Restrooms, picnic sites hiking trails, visitor center with exhibits, a wildlife observation room, meeting, classroom/lab rooms, gift shop.
    * NOTE: Because flow levels are dependent upon rainfall, no floater services are available on the Cossatot River.
  • Attractions:
    Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area extends for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River. The river forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged, rocky canyon that challenges experienced canoeists and kayakers with Class IV and V rapids during high water seasons. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy hiking, swimming and fishing.