Camping near Fort Smith

Explore the Ozark Mountains from Fort Smith campgrounds on the banks of the Arkansas River.

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Heavener Runestone Park

17 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · OK
This 55 acre park is home of a large sandstone that contains 8 markings believed to have been made by Vikings many years ago. The park features a seasonal waterfall, covered picnic areas, playground, amphitheater with seating, community building, scenic views, gift shop and approximately 2 miles of nature trails. Be advised that most tent sites have a tent pad but a few are primitive. The RV sites are not typical with limited hook-ups and no dump station. Restroom and shower facilities are located within the park. Forest setting while still close to stores in case of forgotten items but the gift shop is stocked with camping supplies, as well. Variety of small wildlife in the area. All sites allow campfires UNLESS we are under a county wide burn ban. *Note moderate cancellation policy for most dates - full refund 3 days before check-in time. * ** Special event camping is a strict no refund policy.
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End of the Trail

5 sites · Lodging65 acres · Boles, AR
This property was once home to American Indians and arrowhead are abundant.Learn more about this land:65 acres on the Foursch La Fave river surrounded by Ouachita National Forest.. This property has access to ATV trails, horse back riding, Kayaking, hiking, along with great sunrises and beautiful sunsets. At the property entrance we have a 3 bedroom 2 bath home that is available for rent thru Evolve.
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Sacred Pines

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres · Boles, AR
Surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, enjoy secluded time in nature! Stay in our off-grid treehouses, peaceful campsites, cozy tiny homes, and handcrafted cabins, allowing you to connect with others in the wild. We are located near many hiking trails, kayaking spots, swimming holes, atv and bike trails and so muchg more!
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Tin Top Village

3 sites · Lodging3 acres · Fayetteville, AR
3 private cabins in the country, isolated yet accessible, park-like setting with glamp-camp accommodations! Great ride for bicyclist or motorcycles. Less than 10 miles to University of Arkansas Campus. Near Lake Sequoyah Park, Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course. Base camp to events and venues across Northwest Arkansas. Be close to happenings in Fayetteville, yet have a country get-away feel. Hike the property, enjoy campfire gatherings, relax with all the conveniences of home.
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Yearling Ridge River

1 site · RV, Tent37 acres · Waldron, AR
This beautiful property sits on the banks of the Fourche La Fave (pronounced Foosh La Fay)  River. This 151 mile long river was once the grounds of the Caddo Native American Tribe. The river is now home to a wide variety of wildlife, and offers multiple species of fish. Scott County is over 70% public national forest, with thousands of acres of public land available for the outdoor enthusiast. Though this property has the look and feel of woods and river camping, there is actually a 24 hour convenience store less than two miles away just in case you need a midnight snack!   Learn more about this land:Beautiful flowing river for swimming, fishing, canoeing. Nice open air pavilion with power,  LED lighting and a large picnic table. Firepit with added grill for cooking right at the rivers edge.  Dedicated hammocking area overlooking the river, or have some friendly competition with a game of Bag-O game (boards provided).  This area offers a wide open space for exercising, walking/bike riding along a country road, or just relaxing by riverbank.  Want a little more adventure? This area boasts an expansive network of country dirt roads and trails for your ATV/UTV, and is less than five miles from the Ouachita National Forests' Fourche Mountain Trail. All this but still close to civilization. A 24 hour convenience store is less than two miles from the campsite. This quaint little spot has a lot to offer!  
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Boston Mountain Arkansas Adventures

3 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Mountainburg, AR
Welcome to our serene retreat situated on 20 acres! We offer: 1 cozy tiny home 1 primitive campsite (2 more coming soon) Explore our established walking trails and check out our fish pond (fishing not yet available). Our charming tiny home spans 400 sq ft and includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full-sized appliances, and a 100 sq ft deck overlooking the pond. Campsite 1 is now open and features a tent platform, picnic table, and a fire pit for your enjoyment. Want to try camping and don't have the gear - we have you covered with a four-person tent, queen size air mattress, cooking stove/pots and sleeping bags/blankets. - You don't have to set it up or take it down, we take care of all of it for you! Just ask to add the Glamp It Up Package (a $25-set up/take down fee, plus an additional 20.00 per night fee will be charged for use of all camping equipment. This also helps to cover the cost of waste management, washing gear, dishes, etc. Nearby attractions include: Lake Fort Smith Ozark Highland Trail (OHT) Ozark-St. Francis National Forest Devils Den State Park Devils Canyon Shores Lake Rec Area Fern Rec Area Mulberry River Natural Dam Illinois River Mt. Magazine State Park Fayetteville to Bentonville Bike Trail University of Arkansas Please remember, this is mountainous country; black bears, foxes, deer, coyotes, and even feral pigs may be in the area at any given time.
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The Wild Blue Yonder!

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Pettigrew, AR
Learn more about this land:This area is brimming with outdoor activity! The Mulberry River is just a short walk away with all the fishing and paddling you want. There is a public launch with parking just across the road for floating access. Be on the OHT via the Indian Creek spur trail in no time. Byrds Adventure Center is 2 miles down the road for off-road fun, a general store, canoe rentals, and more. *Heads up especially if you are in a small car, it’s usually ok to go down the small hill but in wet weather it may become slick. If you’re not sure about making it back up, there is an area to park by the driveway :)
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Bleau Valley Campground

11 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · St Paul, AR
We have 12 beautiful secluded acres along the White River. Just 45 minutes to Fayetteville and 5 miles from Saint Paul. Just one mile from the famous Pig Trail. We are currently offering just primitive spots for RVs, vehicles, or tents. Campers need to bring their camp toilet and coolers. We are nestled on the cusp of the Ozark National Forest with gorgeous mountain views. Just 3 miles from the Mill Creek OHV trailhead- which holds 150 miles of trails through the Ozark and Boston mountains. You can camp among the trees along the river or in the wide open field under the stars. All spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is dispersed camping. There are no designated spots.
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Ozark Base Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Saint Paul, AR
In the historic village of Saint Paul, Arkansas, this site is located along highway 23/16. The National Forest and the White River are nearby. While in town, the site is near the library and minor shopping. Local Ahart's beer wine & groceries are great attractions. The Ozark National Forest is an easy walk - only a half mile away. Incredible year round hiking. Even closer is the White River which has great fly fishing and maybe even catch a sighting of river otters.
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Fourche Mountain Campground

70 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Boles, AR
Welcome to our 40-acre campground featuring convenient pull-thru RV sites equipped with water and electric connections (50 & 30amp), with a dump station available on exit. Our facilities include a clean showerhouse for your comfort. Choose from our 5-bedroom cabin, where you can rent the upstairs (2 bedrooms) or downstairs (3 bedrooms with a full kitchen). Enjoy the outdoor kitchen for your culinary needs. For a unique experience, we offer a glamping tent with both heating and air conditioning, accompanied by a nighttime potty. Start your day with a cup of coffee, provided for your convenience. Our location is adjacent to the Fourche Mountain ATV Trails, and the Ouachita Hiking Trail is in close proximity. Explore nearby attractions such as Hot Springs Spas, horse racing, and the renowned Mt Ida crystals. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or looking for a relaxing getaway, our campground has something for everyone.
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Nature Lovers Paradise

12 sites · Tents120 acres · Paris, AR
This is a working and growing ranch. Guests are welcome to build fence, or whatever work needs done. Property is a remote and scenic 120 acres, just minutes from Mount Magazine, the tallest mountain in Arkansas, and a couple of hours from Crystal Bridges, one of the most premiere museums in the United States. Campers are encouraged to bring 4-wheelers :)Learn more about this land:120 Acres with beautiful views including several remote camping spots. Whether you want wide open pasture with beautiful star views, or on a mountain with bluffs and a flowing creek, it's hard to pick where you want to pitch a tent. Bring your 4-wheelers or hiking shoes, as there are lots of trails to explore. Horseback riding is also available.
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Bullwick Farms

5 sites · Tents50 acres · West Fork, AR
Bullwick Farms is a 65 acre farm located only 4 miles off I49 at the West Fork exit. Nestled perfectly between the hustle and bustle of the college town (only 15min to Fayetteville) and the quiet serinity of Devils Den State Park (only 15 miles further on 170) our farm has a magnificent hilltop view well worth the hike it takes to get there! Keep in mind this is a working farm so cows, horses, pigs and goats are all on property and are free range animals.
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Overview

Explore Wild West history and take riverfront adventures on a camping trip to Fort Smith. Tents and RVs are welcome at Fort Smith campgrounds, or find private campsites with full hookups near picnic shelters, dump stations, and boat ramps. Head over to Fort Smith Park, a recreation area with biking trails, picnic areas, and outdoor summer movies. Then, explore Fort Smith Riverfront Trail in nearby Belle Point, where Fort Smith was built in 1817 as a military post. Just an hour west are opportunities for boating, water skiing, and bass fishing in Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma’s largest lake. Nearby, find pet-friendly state park campgrounds, RV parks, and private Hipcamps with river views. For ATV trails, kayaking, and Ozark Mountain hiking trails, stay in the scenic Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, 45 minutes east of Fort Smith. Take friends and family to the forest’s group campsites or on-site cabin rentals—both have access to picnic shelters and showers. Primitive tent camping is also available near playgrounds, swimming areas, and clean bathrooms.

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