U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service

Step into the past by visiting the three natural stone cabins and the lodge on White Rock Mountain built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). White Rock Mountain is 2,260 feet above sea level. White Rock Mountain offers a 13.4-mile loop trail south to Shores Lake and returns to intersect with the Ozark Highlands Trail. Around the rim of the mountaintop is a 1.5-mile loop trail. 3 rental cabins and a lodge. All three feature stone fireplaces and original furniture. The lodge can accommodate up to 30 people a night and is accessible to the physically challenged. The cabins can be rented year-round. 8 family camping units with tent pads and fire pits. 8 family picnicking units.

For information:

Boston Mountain Ranger District, Mulberry, AR  72947

Barkshed Recreation Area & Campground

  • Location:

    From Mountain View, take Arkansas 14 west for 17.3 miles. Turn right (north) on Forest Service Road 1115 (gravel) and go 2.1 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 1112 and go 1.4 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Primitive camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Picnic pavilion/campsite, toilet.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Bayou Bluff Recreation Area & Campground

  • Location:

    From Hector, take Arkansas 27 north for 6 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Primitive camping, hiking, backpacking, swimming, fishing, picnicking, nature viewing, scenic driving.
  • Facilities:

    Camping, picnic area, toilets, drinking water.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Blanchard Springs Campgrounds

  • Campsites:

    17
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, group camping, hiking, biking, fishing, caving, nature viewing, picnicking, swimming. Guided Cavern Tours at nearby Blanchard Springs Caverns & Visitors Center.
  • Facilities:

    Campground.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Brock Creek Recreation Area & Campground

  • Location:

    From Jerusalem take Forest Service Road 1305 (gravel) north for 5 miles. Turn right (east) on Forest Service Road 1309 (gravel) and go 0.1 mile then turn left on Forest Service Road 1331 (gravel) and go 1 mile.
  • Attractions:

    Primitive camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, nature viewing, OHV riding.
  • Facilities:

    Camping, picnic area, toilets, boat ramp.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Fairview Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    10
  • Location:

    From Jasper take Arkansas 7 (paved) south for 28 miles. Negotiable by camping trailers.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, hiking, picnicking, nature viewing, scenic driving.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, drinking water.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Gunner Pool Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    27
  • Location:

    14.2 miles west of Mountain View on Hwy. 14; then right on Forest Road 1102 for 3 miles. Not recommended for large trailers or RVs. (Sylamore Ranger District, Mtn. View, AR 72560. PHONE: 870-269-3228)
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, swimming, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, drinking water, parking.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    9
  • Location:

    From Hagarville, take Arkansas 123 north for 14 miles. From Pelsor, take Arkansas 123 west for 12 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, hiking, fishing, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, toilets.
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Horsehead Lake Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    10
  • Location:

    From Clarksville take Arkansas 103 northwest for 8 miles, turn left (west) on Arkansas 164 and go 4 miles, turn right (north) on FS 1408 for 3 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, hot showers, drinking water, boat ramp.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Lake Wedington Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    18
  • Location:

    From Fayetteville, AR take Arkansas 16 west for 13 miles. Negotiable by camping trailer or rigs.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, group camping, cabin rentals, hiking, fishing, picnicking, boating, swimming.
  • Facilities:

    Cabins, campground, toilets, showers, drinking water, picnic pavilion, boat launch.
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Long Pool Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    40
  • Location:

    From Dover take Arkansas 7 north for 6 miles, turn left (west) on Arkansas 164 and go 3 miles, turn right (northeast) on County Road 14 and go 3 miles, then turn left (northwest) on County Road 15 and go 2 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, group camping, hiking, fishing, non-motorized boating, swimming, picnicking, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, drinking water.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Lost Valley Recreation Area

  • Campsites:

    Day Use Only
  • Location:

    15 miles west of Jasper on Hwy. 74, then 1 mile south on Hwy. 43.
  • Attractions:

    2.1 mile round-trip hiking trail to Eden Falls and Cob Cave.
  • Facilities:

    Lost Valley is day-use only; no fees are charged there. Vault toilets only, no drinking water or flush toilets, pavilion is now free (first-come, first served).

Moccasin Gap Horse Camp Recreation Area

  • Campsites:

    17
  • Location:

    14 miles north of Dover on Hwy. 7, 2 miles past Mack’s Pines Cabins; trail is located on the west side of highway. (Big Piney Ranger District, Hector, AR 72843. PHONE: 479-284-3150)
  • Attractions:

    Rugged mountain scenery located on 28 miles of horse, ATV, hiking and mountain bike trails with four different loops with varying degrees of difficulty. Scenic views, waterfalls, bluff lines, pine and hardwood forests.
  • Facilities:

    Vault toilet, drinking water, pavilion, 17 parking spurs for day use and 11 overnight camping spots (campground temporarily closed). Open year-round. User's fee charged. Two large day-use parking areas are under renovation.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes

Ozone Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    8
  • Location:

    From Clarksville take Arkansas 21 north for 18 miles. Negotiable by camping trailers.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, hiking, backpacking, picnicking, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area & Campground

  • Location:

    Take Arkansas 7 to Pelsor, turn east on Arkansas 16 and go 6 miles. The scenic area is located on the south side of the highway.
  • Attractions:

    Primitive camping, hiking, backpacking, picnicking, rockhounding, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Camping, picnic area, toilets.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Redding Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    27
  • Location:

    From Ozark take Arkansas 23 north for 18 miles then turn right (east) on Forest Service Road 1003 for 3 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, hiking, fishing, non-motorized boating, swimming, picnicking, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, showers, drinking water.
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Richland Creek Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    11
  • Location:

    From Russellville take Arkansas 7 north for 37 miles to Pelsor, then turn right (east) on Arkansas 16 and go 10 miles, then turn left (north) on Forest Service Road 1205 (gravel)., which is located 1.5 miles south of Ben Hur. Take Forest Service Road 1205 (gravel) north 9 miles to Richland Creek.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, hiking, fishing, picnicking, non-motorized boating, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Sam's Throne Recreation Area & Campground

  • Location:

    From Mount Judea take Hwy. 123 south for 4 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Primitive camping, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Shores Lake Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    19
  • Location:

    From Mulberry take Arkansas 215 north for 15 miles, then follow Forest Service Road 1505 for 0.5 mile.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, group camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, hot showers, drinking water, boat ramp.
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    15 RV/Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    10 miles east of Paris on Hwy. 22; then turn south on Sorghum Hollow Road (FDR 1614); follow gravel road 4.7 miles to trailhead/horse camp. (Mt. Magazine Ranger District, Paris, AR 72855. PHONE: 479-963-3076)
  • Attractions:

    34 miles of scenic horseback riding on Huckleberry Mtn. Horse Trail, hiking, OHV and mountain biking opportunities in the Ozark National Forest.
  • Facilities:

    Vault toilet, pond for watering horses, day use parking, primitive overnight group camping. (Open year-round). User’s fee charged.
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Spring Lake Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    13
  • Location:

    Take Arkansas 27 (paved) southwest from Dardanelle for 9 miles, then right (west) on Arkansas 307 (paved) 3 miles to Forest Service Road 1602 (gravel) continuing 4 miles to Spring Lake, OR take Arkansas 307 (paved) north from Belleville for 4 miles to Forest Service Road 1602 (gravel), continue on 1602 for 3 miles. Negotiable by camping trailer rigs.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, group camping, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets, drinking water, boat ramp.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    8
  • Location:

    Take Arkansas 215 north from Mulberry for 15 miles, then follow Forest Service Road 1505 (paved for 0.5 mile, then gravel) for 8 miles, then turn left (west) on Forest Service Road 1003 (gravel) for 2.5 miles.
  • Attractions:

    Cabin rentals, lodge rentals, campground rentals, hiking, backpacking, nature viewing.
  • Facilities:

    Cabins, campground, picnic area, toilets, drinking water.
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes

Wolf Pen Recreation Area & Campground

  • Campsites:

    6
  • Location:

    Located off of Hwy. 32 on Forest Service Rd. 1003L.
  • Attractions:

    Campground rentals, picnicking, non-motorized boating.
  • Facilities:

    Campground, picnic area, toilets.
  • Primitive Camping:

    Yes
  • Pets Accepted:

    Yes