U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Big Fir is a primitive camping area located on the north end of Lake Ouachita. There is no charge for camping at these areas. No amenities.

For information:

Lake Ouachita Field Office, Mount Ida, AR  71957

Avant Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    Primitive camping area
  • Facilities:

    No facilities.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Big Fir Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    Primitive camping area
  • Location:

    4.7 miles northeast of Mount Ida on Hwy. 27, 6 miles east on Hwy. 188, then 4 miles southeast on Housely Point Road.
  • Facilities:

    No facilities.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Brady Mountain Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    74 RV/Tent with W/E
  • Location:

    13 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270, then 6.1 miles north on Brady Mtn. Road.
  • Attractions:

    Nearby Brady Mountain Resort & Marina in Royal. Fishing, swimming & boating on Lake Ouachita, hiking.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, potable water near sites, showers, boat ramp, playground, hiking trail, pavilion, picnic area, amphitheater, trailer dump station, swim beach, fish cleaning station, handicap accessible site, 50 amp sites available.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Buckville Recreation Area and Campground

  • Campsites:

    Primitive camping area
  • Location:

    18 miles west of Blue Springs on Hwy. 298, then 7 miles south on Buckville Rd.
  • Attractions:

    Fishing & boating on Lake Ouachita.
  • Facilities:

    Pit toilets, concrete tables, lantern post, ground grill, pedestal grill, boat ramp.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Crystal Springs Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    74 RV/Tent with W/E
  • Location:

    16.8 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270, then 1.5 miles north on Crystal Springs Road.
  • Attractions:

    Fishing, boating & swimming on Lake Ouachita, hiking.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, potable water at sites, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, swim beaches, fish cleaning station, handicap accessible sites (# 22 and # 73), 50 amp sites available, group campsites available, trails.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Denby Point Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    67 RV/Tent with W/E
  • Location:

    9.5 miles east of Mt. Ida on U.S. 270, then 0.3 mile north on Denby Road.
  • Attractions:

    Nearby Lake Ouachita Shores Resort has a full service marina, lodge, motel, bungalows, boat rental. Fishing, swimming & boating on Lake Ouachita, hiking.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, potable water near sites, showers, boat ramp, amphitheater, trailer dump station, fish cleaning station, swim beach, playground, picnic area, trails, 50 amp sites available, two group camping areas available.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Ebone Point Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    Primitive camping area - boat-in only
  • Facilities:

    No facilities.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Irons Fork Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    Primitive camping area
  • Location:

    8 miles east of Story on Hwy. 298, then 1.2 miles south on access road.
  • Attractions:

    Fishing & boating on Lake Ouachita.
  • Facilities:

    Pit toilets, concrete tables, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern post, boat ramp.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Joplin Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    64 RV/Tent with W
  • Location:

    11 miles east of Mt. Ida on U.S. 270, then 2 miles north on Mtn. Harbor Road.
  • Attractions:

    Fishing, swimming & boating on Lake Ouachita, hiking.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, potable water near sites, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, swim beach, fish cleaning station, trails.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Little Fir Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    28 RV/Tent with W, 1 RV/Tent with W/E
  • Location:

    4.7 miles northeast of Mt. Ida on Hwy. 27, then 8 miles east on Hwy. 188.
  • Attractions:

    Nearby Little Fir Landing (www.littlefirlanding.com) includes a full service marina and RV campground. Fishing & boating on Lake Ouachita.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, potable water on site, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, dump station, one 50 amp site available, group camping area available, no showers.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Rabbit Tail Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    Primitive camping area
  • Facilities:

    No facilities.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Stephens Park Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    9 RV/Tent with W
  • Location:

    At Blakely Mountain Dam, 1 mile west of Mtn. Pine on Blakely Dam Road.
  • Attractions:

    Fishing & boating on Lake Ouachita.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilet, showers, potable water near sites, playground, pavilion, picnic area, boat ramp.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Tompkins Bend Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    77 RV/Tent with W/E
  • Location:

    10.7 miles east of Mt. Ida on U.S. 270, then 2.1 miles north on Shangri-La Road.
  • Attractions:

    Nearby Shangri-La Resort offers a full service marina, boat rental, restaurant, cabins and motel. Fishing, swimming & boating on Lake Ouachita, hiking.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, potable water on all sites, showers, boat ramp, amphitheater, trailer dump station, fish cleaning station, trails, 50 amp sites available, playground, pavilion.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Twin Creek Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    15 RV/Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    8.8 miles east of Mt. Ida on U.S. 270, then 1 mile north on Twin Creek Road.
  • Attractions:

    Fishing, swimming & boating on Lake Ouachita.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilet, boat ramp, swim beach, fishing pier, overflow camping (major holidays only), no showers.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes