U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campground Greers Ferry Lake
With two magnificent mountain ranges, millions of acres on three national forests, 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,000 miles of streams and rivers—few states in mid-America can equal Arkansas's great outdoors. Long famous for unparalleled hunting and fishing opportunities, Arkansas is equally known as a great place to get away from it all. So pitch a tent or find an Arkansas RV park for your family fun getaway in Arkansas!
Pet friendly campgrounds are denoted by the happy little dog with the wagging tail on the individual campground listings.
NOTE: Since campgrounds are subject to closure without prior notice due to budget restraints, we strongly suggest you contact any campground BEFORE heading out on your trip.
Arkansas camping, hiking and backpacking opportunities abound throughout a wide range of geographic environments in the Natural State. Arkansas has mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, prairies—and each area provides a choice of highly developed or rustic outdoor adventures.
Information on the various America the Beautiful Interagency Passes, which replaced the Golden Passport Program, can be found on Recreation.gov.
There are more than 200 public-owned Arkansas campgrounds—offering nearly 9,800 individual family campsites. Use these links to find Arkansas camping locations:
- Arkansas State Parks - 30 have over 1,700 Arkansas campsites and some have Arkansas RV parks
- National Park Service - 2 national parks provide campgrounds
- U.S. Forest Service - find campsites in 3 national forests
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - camping areas at various Corps of Engineers sites
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife - 3 national wildlife refuges have camping grounds
- Private/Municipal Sites - find many campgrounds near 88 Arkansas towns
Generally, you will find the campgrounds developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oriented to water sports activities. They are open, park-like areas with fresh water and rest rooms. Almost all Corps sites provide boat launching ramps.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
The National Forest campgrounds are usually more rustic. They emphasize privacy with individual Arkansas camping sites divided by green belts. The Forest Service campgrounds are usually developed around a geographic attraction and care has been taken to see that Arkansas campgrounds blend into the surrounding terrain. Restroom facilities are more primitive in the National Forests, and at some sites it is necessary to bring your own water.
Arkansas State Parks are scattered throughout the state and offer the complete range of scenic attractions available between its borders. Many state park sites offer modern conveniences to campers such as hot-water showers.
Two of the six Arkansas National Parks offer Arkansas camping facilities.
Getting close to nature in Arkansas can add a new—and infinitely satisfying—dimension to your travel plans. Regardless of your outing, Arkansas's beauty will make your trip a memorable one. Travel a trail. Pitch a tent. Find an Arkansas RV Park. Rent a Yurt. Discover for yourself why Arkansas is "The Natural State."