Hot spring camping in Arkansas

With 52 state parks and two and a half million acres of national forest, you can soak in hot springs, hunt for diamonds, or cast a line in the Natural State.

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11 top hot spring campgrounds in Arkansas

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Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park

99 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Greenbrier, AR
Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park lies within a private nature reserve of hiking trails, waterfalls, bluffs, cascading streams and wildlife -- it is all here. The campground is off the radar -- there are no highway signs or advertisements -- yet offers comfortable and safe refuge to guests whether staying in a tent, camper, RV or one of our cabins. On site you can find swimming, paddling, fishing, hiking, a 6-acre foraging field, and 9-hole Frisbee golf course, a Ninja rope course with zipline and slackline, rope swing, bouldering, climbing, psicobloc and more outdoor pursuits than one has time. And Woolly Hollow State Park, Cove Creek Natural Heritage Area and Greer's Ferry Lake all lie within biking distance. New to camping? Need a flush toilet, kitchen sink and daily shower? Hate bugs, hate thorns, or hate wild critters? Or simply don't like being outside and in a primitive setting? Then this may NOT be the place!! But if you want to sneak away and find a lovely little place to unwind and bathe in a forest under a tall canopy of standing pines and oak trees, then Pinnacle Springs is where you need to be. Pinnacle Springs also offers riverside camping on the banks of the North Fork of Cadron Creek -- central Arkansas' premier whitewater stream -- and is less than an hour's drive from Little Rock (only 15 minutes from Conway and I-40). Camp by the side of a river. Camp at the foot or atop a towering bluff. Camp in a cave. Camp in a riparian jungle. Camp in total solitude or camp with all your friends and family. We offer so many choices one can select a site that perfectly fits their needs. And if you want total seclusion -- a real "wilderness experience" and are willing to "hike-in" a couple of hundred paces we can provide that too. No traffic noise here! Rather, you'll be soothed by the sound of cascading water echoing off the bluffs -- great for outdoor sleeping and keeping the air fresh and alive. Many of the camp sites are equipped with a heavy picnic table, fire pit and grill, lamp post and level tent site. And if you like to swing -- we have trees! Hammocks and slacklines are the best no trace tree thing ever! And although Pinnacle Springs Campground lies in an off-the-grid wilderness setting there is good cell phone service, a water hydrant can be found near the front gate behind the store, and electrical outlets for recharging phones and such can be found on the ridge at nearby Camp Toasty. And from March through November hot water showers are even freely available. Guests are encouraged to explore any of the trails that criss-cross the property especially if you like waterfalls, scenic views, cascading streams, and goat trail bluffs. The Tanner Pool Trail is especially popular after a heavy rain, Bluff Trail offers a nice perch for viewing the river below, and the 1+ mile "Circuit Trail" is a great way to start one's day. Our place is a bit rough, rugged and unruly yet we call it home -- a place where everyone regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, political views, religion, national origin, or culture is welcomed to come enjoy nature's marvelous works and wonders. We love everyone!! So we invite you to come down to the Cadron and sit a spell. Unwind. Kick back. And enjoy! BTW: Those that find our campground a good fit and leave us a welcoming review are always invited to return as a "friend of the Cadron" and receive 10% off on future reservations.
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Camp Cedar Creek

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Fountain Lake, AR
Camp Cedar Creek is on 10 beautiful acres nestled in Hot Springs National Park. We have 2 spring fed ponds stocked with feisty bass and crawdads in the creek! Paddle boats and a canoe awate in both ponds. We are approx. 10 min from Magic Springs amusement park and 15 min from all of the wonderful amenities offered by Hot Springs National Park.
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Thunder Mountain Private River Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents81 acres · Glenwood, AR
80+ acres all to yourself!! This beautiful and very secluded property, with river, kayaks, trails, and creeks is offered to only one group at a time to ensure peace, quiet, and seclusion. No other guests will overlap your stay. You will enjoy the peaceful solitude in nature completely alone! It's a great location for romantic getaways, silent personal retreats, yoga, or just spending quiet one-on-one time with your spouse or significant other. Campers on Thunder Mountain enjoy the entire property, including the unique outdoor bathhouse with outdoor tub and shower, amazing multi-level decks, kayaks, grill, trails, hammocks, and tubes - without the cost of the cabin. The cabin will be vacant during camping stays, but you can still enjoy the WiFi and other amenities outside. ($30-90/night camping; $190-280/night cabin - listed separately) Last minute bookings may have discounted rates. Camping bookings are sometimes available even if the calendar does not show due to cabin cleaning days. We'll try to move our cleaning days around to help you out if possible.
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Old Bear Campground

7 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Royal, AR
Open just in time for the solar ecolpse, 95% blackout Primitive camping, no electricity or restroom facilities. Campers must bring their own camping toilet or self contained camper Nestled on 9 acres bordering the Ouachita National forest. Spring fed pond. Minutes away from Lake Ouachita 10 miles from Hot Springs Very secluded and wooded Plenty of Deer and other wild life Owls hoot in the evenings Firewood available
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HARBOUR IN Boat and RV

49 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Mount Ida, AR
All camp sites are 40ft x60ft. Camping is on and around a private 8 acer lake located in Mount Ida Arkansas the crystal capital of the world. Mount Ida has dozens of crystal mines where you can buy or dig your own. Real Earth Creations is at the gate to left. The largest lake in the state only 2 miles away great for any type of water sport, with 2 rivers feeding the beautiful Lake Ouachita great for paddling with dozens of fish species. Beautiful overlooks, hiking and bike trails nearby. The camp is 25 miles from Hot Springs National Park with many museums, natural hot springs bath houses and shopping. Hot Springs is home to the world-famous Oak Lawn Park Horse Racing and Casino. One camper per site There are no Vicious Breed Dogs Allowed !!! We have Privative campiness for the SOLAR ECLIPSE 4/5/2024- message in Hipcamp for more information
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Camp Ouachitaj Mahal

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Hot Springs, AR
Come watch the total solar eclipse over beautiful Lake Catherine, nestled in the lovely Ouachita Mountains. Our property is on Spencer Bay of Lake Catherine just outside Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. It is conveniently located 12 miles off of I-30. Easy access to golf courses, Gulpha Creek, local parks, state parks, national forests, Garvan Gardens, Oaklawn race track and casino, historic Bathhouse Row, and many other attractions. Public boat ramps are available in nearby parks, and this area has all of the fishing opportunities you could want. We do not have a dock or ramp on our property, but guests are welcome to put in at one of the public ramps, boat up, and tie off at our shore. Smaller boats, canoes, and kayaks which can be carried without a trailer can put in in front of our trailer. The site is grass parking between two roads, so you can pull through. The site recently had a mobile home on it, so there is a sewer inlet there. I have not put in any adapters to connect RV's, but you are welcome to connect it if you have fittings to do so. We do have one 30 amp outlet, but it is on the adjacent lot and would require an extension cord specific to an RV outlet. Our family has an adjacent property with a mobile home right on the shore. Pictures of the lake were taken from that shore. Our place is between camp sites and the shore, so the view of the lake is not unobstructed. Guests are welcome to join us on the shore to fish, use the fire pit, or just enjoy the lake. The area is more private than a state park, but there is a locals' bar directly adjacent to our property. It is not open for business at the time of this listing, but it could reopen in the future. When it is open, there is a steady but surpisingly quiet trickle of regulars in and out of the bar's parking lot. I have noted its location in some of the photos. Patrons are only loud when the Razorbacks score, which is unfortunately not very often. During the eclipse, we will be on-site and will have a makeshift outdoor kitchen with a fish/dish cleaning table and a camp stove table. We do not have a bath house at this time.
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Trip H Rentals

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Hot Springs, AR
Join us for an unforgettable experience at the Solar Eclipse Camping event in Hot Springs, AR! Prepare to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of a solar eclipse while immersing yourself in the great outdoors. We offer boondock camping (no hookups) suitable for both RVs and tents, with one booking covering the entire weekend. Our location is conveniently situated only 0.8 miles away from grocery stores and gas stations. Our gated lot provides security 24 hours a day for your peace of mind. Potable water is readily available on-site, and we also provide a sewer dumpster for your convenience.
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Solar Eclipse Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Ozark, AR
☀️🏕️SOLAR ECLIPSE CAMPING🏕️☀️ April 8, 2024 Ozark, Arkansas Message us now to reserve your spot! ✨SolarEclipseOzark@gmail.com ✨ ☀️😎🕶️ Experience the celestial spectacle of a lifetime at our 2024 Solar Eclipse RV or tent sites!🏕️ Located directly in the path of totality in the beautiful Ozark National Forest.🌳🌳🌳 Reserve your spot now for front-row seats to this rare cosmic event. Enjoy the perfect blend of comfort & nature as you witness the sun's dance with the moon from the convenience of your RV or tent site. Limited spaces available, so book today for an unforgettable astronomical adventure!🕶️😎☀️ 🏕️ Bring your own Jeep, UTV/SXS or Mountain Bike & embark on an adventure like never before!🚴‍♂️Discover the thrill of endless trails in the breathtaking Ozark National Forest. Ride directly from your campsite & explore over 100’s of miles of trails offering a perfect blend of excitement & stunning natural beauty including overlooks, streams, waterfalls & historical sites for an unforgettable experience.🪵 🛶Our farm is surrounded by 1 million acres of The Ozark National Forest. In addition to trail riding you will be walking/riding distance to trails, fishing & hiking. Kayaking/floating opportunities only five minutes away on The Mulberry River, & a 2-hour day trip to Hot Springs National Park, Eureka Springs, or Branson areas. We are located where you will see deer, birds, turkeys & maybe the occasional bear, bobcat or fox. 🦃🦌🦉🦅 ⛺️We are opening our farm for this one time event in April 2024 to RV’s & tent sites. All sites are in improved pastures with mountain views. These are boon-docking campsites so you must be self-contained. No electric, water or sewer hookups, but will have “port a potties/outhouses” on site and 5 gallon water bottles available. Generators are welcome and encouraged. 💲Event Cost for April 5-9 is only $800 total. A $400 deposit due upon booking and $400 balance due at check in. It will include one camping spot for all 4 days. Space is limited and spots are going quick. Message us today @ SolarEclipseOzark@gmail.com or 479-213-0167 to reserve your spot, or “like” us on Facebook @ Solar Eclipse Ozark.
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Oakhill Campground

1 site · RV22 acres · Lonsdale, AR
Beautiful tree shaded spots with electric, water, and sewer connections. Laundry and restrooms on site. Close to Hot Springs National Park and all the wonderful tourist attractions of the area. We are seven miles from I30 and close to Benton, Bryant, and Little Rock as well. We have relaxing up lighting that allows you to enjoy the beautiful fireflies in the evenings.
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Ouachita Natural

16 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Royal, AR
Looking for a beautiful, serene, natural setting to experience the 2024 total eclipse? We are offering primitive tent campsites and a few no-hookup RV/Camper sites in Royal, AR, just west of Hot Springs. Dates available are from Friday, April 5th, to Wednesday, April 10th. The eclipse will be on Monday, April 8th, beginning around 12:30 and ending by 15:10. This area will experience approximately 3 minutes and 40 seconds of eclipse totality around 13:50. The next total solar eclipse in the US won't happen until 2044! So don't miss out! Our location spans 22 forested acres, surrounded on three sides by the Ouachita National Forest for your hiking and exploring enjoyment. Charlton Recreation area is about 10 minutes from us, Crystal Springs Marina/Lake Ouachita is about 5 minutes away with a public day-use beach/park, Hickory Nut Mountain overlook of Lake Ouachita is about 15 minutes away, Meyers Creek is 6 minutes away, Downtown Hot Springs/Casino/shopping is about 20-25 minutes away. There is a Dollar General and Dollar Tree 10 minutes out, a gas station is in the same area. Patty's Diner is next door to the Dollar General as well. There are 2 liquor stores about 5 minutes away at Hwy 270 and Crystal Springs, along with Burls Smokehouse. Colemans, Avant, and Twin Creek crystal mines are all within about 30 minutes as well.
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Camp S'more Fun

5 sites · Tents8 acres · Jessieville, AR
Solar Eclipse 2024 Camping Experience the celestial wonder of the solar eclipse from our site, boasting clear sky views and an expansive open pasture. Enjoy an uninterrupted spectacle with an impressive 4 minutes and 16 seconds of totality! Located just 17 miles outside of Hot Springs, our campsite offers easy access to nearby attractions. Within 2 miles, you'll find Coleman's Crystal Mine, where you can try your hand at crystal digging and keep your discoveries. For water enthusiasts, Lake Ouachita is a mere 11 miles away, providing opportunities for boating and water sports. Our campground is family and pet-friendly, welcoming all to enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor activities. Feel free to bring bikes, dirt bikes, four-wheelers, and more, as there's plenty of space for hiking and recreational fun. Families with children will appreciate the onsite swing set, providing hours of entertainment. To top it off, we provide S'more materials upon your arrival, ensuring a cozy and memorable camping experience.
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Hot spring camping in Arkansas guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for finding the perfect camping experience. If you're looking to soak in a hot spring while surrounded by the natural beauty of Arkansas, we've got you covered. With over 30 options in Arkansas that offer hot springs, you'll have plenty to choose from. From Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park with 378 reviews to Thunder Mountain River Camp with 52 reviews, and even Plum Hollow Hideaway with 1 review, our top campsites are sure to impress. And don't worry about breaking the bank, with prices starting as low as $20 per night and an average price of $25 per night, camping in Arkansas is affordable. Enjoy popular amenities like potable water, toilets, and campfires, and immerse yourself in activities such as climbing, wildlife watching, and whitewater paddling. Get ready to experience camping like never before!

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