The best camping near Blue Mountain Lake

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Caddo River Camp: Tent, RV, Cabins

115 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Caddo Gap, AR
We are surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. Within an hour or less, you will find hiking and bike trails, 4-wheeling/ATV, crystal mining, diamond mining, historic Hot Springs, museums and so much more. Or, you can just put your chair in the water and hang out on the gravel bar. Arrowhead has been rated as "The Best Swimming Hole in Arkansas" by the Arkansas Times®. Our facilities, located in Caddo Gap, include, cabin rentals, bunkhouse accommodations for 50 (w/separate quarters for boys & girls), screened pavilion with kitchen, RV sites with full-hook-ups and septic, semi-primitive campsites, bathhouse, nearby canoe and kayak rentals, swimming, fishing, basketball court, and tether ball.
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Off The Grid-ish Nature Getaway

6 sites · Lodging, Tents38 acres · Magazine, AR
Adventure awaits you in this rustic getaway. Enjoy the outdoors with beautiful scenery, walk or hike the trails, go fishing in one or both of our private ponds (catch & release) or simply relax by the fire pit and make memories. You may see deers, hogs, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, skunks, raccoons, rabbits, turtles, snakes around this 38 acres stay. Located about 10 miles from Mt. Magazine State Park. Nestled between the Ozarks and Ouachita National Forests. Bunk bed can sleep 3, twin over full size. Has sink, microwave, small fridge with freezer, there are no sheets on mattresses. There are mattress protection covers on them. Two blankets, 3 pillows, charcoal grill, fan, firepit. Electricity so you can charge your phones. No shower or indoor bathroom but does have camper portable porta potty. Can bring small camper or popup but no Rv. Tents are welcome. Dollar General & gas station 1.5 miles away. Walmart 7 miles away. Smoking allowed, please use ash tray. Don’t throw buds out anywhere. No drugs allowed. Instant coffee, tea, dishes etc is provided but please don’t take home with you, it is for all future guests. Please respect our land. Pick up your trash, use trash cans. No littering. Bring your own fishing gear if you plan on fishing, (catch and release.) No hunting. Maybe other guest on other tent sites please respect others.
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Fox Pass Retreat

9 sites · Lodging, Tents41 acres · Magazine, AR
Heavily Forested Land. Rejuvenating and serene. Rest peaceful and quiet at night - head out for adventures and fun during the day. Though we have room for many more campsites, we limit to only 6 rustic campsites and 1 cozy tree house on Fox Pass Ridge and only 2 primitive camping sites on the North Ridge. On site bird listening and watching opportunities with over 80 species identified to date. Easy Trails for hiking provide opportunities for mild exercise as well as nature, flora and wildlife viewing. Family oriented activities such as horseshoes, corn hole, rope swing, community fire ring w free fire wood provided (bring your marshmallows). Adjacent dirt, public access and forest service roads available for off highway motorsports while it's still stays pretty quiet on location at Fox Pass. Great launch site for tourists wanting to visit Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR. Mt. Nebo State Park, Jack Creek Rec Area, Blue Mountain Reservoir and more. It's also a Great launch site for hwy motorcycle enthusiast who will love the scenic curvy, low traffic hwys in the area such as the Pig Trail Hwy to Eureka Springs and the famous Hwy 7 run from I 40 north through Jasper to Harrison.
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Ouachita River Haven

22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents14 acres · Pencil Bluff, AR
Welcome to Ouachita River Haven! Nestled between Ouachita National Forest property and the Ouachita River, our Haven is a peaceful little slice of nature for you to take a break, catch your breath, and enjoy the outdoors! Property has 1000 ft of river access, with canoe & kayak docks, swimming hole, volleyball and tetherball, horseshoes, swings. We offer hiking, mountain biking, and river shuttles as well as canoe/kayak/tube rentals and shuttles. Such trips should be reserved in advance by messaging us or visiting our website. Our office sells firewood for $5/bundle. We also have a small array of custom woodwork items from our woodshop, freeze dried snacks and hiking restocks, food from local vendors, and souvenirs! All primitive sites have a picnic table, fire ring, and campfire grill grate. Electric sites are 30 amp, if using for tent camping you will need a 3-prong converter (we can rent one to you for $5 if you do not have your own). RV/Camper MAXIMUM length is 28 feet. Tipi rental is a camping experience only; it does not have electricity, a/c or heat. There are solar lights inside. We do have a Queen Sized outdoor bed and bedding available to add to rental for $10/night. Bunkhouse is a camping experience - bring your own bedding. A/C, heat, electricity, TV & DVDs, Microwave, and Mini fridge are inside. Guests use campground restrooms Campground restrooms and showers are a short walk from campgrounds. We are pet-friendly. Dogs must be leashed at all times that they are not in a tent or camper and friendly with other dogs and people. There is a working dog on the property-he is friendly with all people and dogs.
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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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Jack Creek Mountain Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Booneville, AR
Welcome to our picturesque mountain retreat, nestled on over 10 acres of scenic beauty. Located on the Northside of a mountain, our property boasts stunning views and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. With a cave right on the property and nearby recreational activities at Jack Creek Recreation Area, Petit Jean River, and Mount Magazine State Park, there's no shortage of things to explore and enjoy. Whether you're into hiking, swimming, fishing, or simply taking in the natural beauty, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained. Wildlife abounds on our property, offering a glimpse into the wonders of nature. From deer and squirrels to a variety of birds, there's always something fascinating to observe. In addition to outdoor activities, we invite you to join us for art sessions in our studio, garden outings, or foraging adventures in the woods. And if you'd like to indulge in some delicious home-cooked meals, just let us know in advance, and we'll be happy to accommodate you. Come experience the tranquility and natural splendor of our mountain retreat – we look forward to welcoming you!
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Adventure RV on Lake Atkins

120 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Atkins, AR
Welcome to Adventure RV, nestled by the scenic Lake Atkins in Arkansas! Our park spans a serene landscape, offering direct access to world-class fishing in the 752-acre Lake Atkins. Anglers can expect abundant catches of largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish, with bass reaching up to 6 pounds. Surrounded by natural beauty, our park is not just a stay but an experience. Enjoy the peaceful environment, relax by our own pond, or explore nearby trails for hiking and picnicking. Just a short drive from modern conveniences, Adventure RV combines the tranquility of nature with the comforts of accessibility. Whether you're here for the fishing legend of Lake Atkins or to unwind in the great outdoors, our park is your gateway to a memorable adventure. Join us and discover why Adventure RV is more than a park; it's a destination for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts alike!
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Mountain View Escape

5 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Blue Mountain, AR
Mountain View Escape sits on 30-acres surrounded by Ouachita National Forest. An A-frame sits facing northeast with majestic views of Mount Magazine, where the owner resides. The property is nestled up against Flood Mountain and flanked by Potato Hills Mountain on the east side. There is a fenced in 10-acre hay field that is cut, raked and baled 2-3 times a year. In the hay field sits a quaint pond. If you are into fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating or standup paddleboarding, Blue Mountain lake is only 10 minutes away. If you would like to explore National Forest by bike or side-by-side, you can roll out from this property into magnificent gravel wonderland that goes for hundreds of miles. Monument mountain biking trails are another option if you'd like to travel to Mt Nebo, Hotsprings, Fayetteville, Little Rock or Bentonville, Arkansas. There are numerous hiking trails available at Mount Magazine State Park 45 minutes away and Petit Jean State Park is an 1-hour away.
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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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2024 Eclipse Camping Arkansas

5 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Magazine, AR
Primitive Tent and RV Spots Tent: 20x20 RV: 20x40 Experience Total Solar Eclipse Camping near Mt. Magazine and Blue Mountain Lake at our serene site. Tent Camping: $100 per night (4-night minimum), $50 for each additional night (Non-Refundable). Self-Contained RV: $250 per night (4-night minimum), $100 for each additional night (Non-Refundable). Conveniently located 1 mile from Blue Mountain Lake and only 23 miles from Mt. Magazine State Park Lodge. Discover miles of ATV/SxS trails for exploration right at your doorstep. Prepare for a unique celestial event with total darkness lasting approximately 3 minutes and 52 seconds.
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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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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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The best camping near Blue Mountain Lake guide

Overview

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Pink sunsets, majestic bald eagles, and mile long views are just a taste of the epic adventures that you’ll find at Blue Mountain Lake. Situated beneath Arkansas highest peak, Mt. Magazine, this crystal blue wonder offers natural delights with a cypress lined swimming beach, as well as hiking at nearby Mt. Magazine State Park. Fishing and boating are plentiful and easy with eight boat ramps and plenty of bass, crappie, and catfish. You’ll want to bring the tent for an overnight stay, the campgrounds at Blue Mountain Lake are legit and offer visitors a jump off point to the Ozarks and Ouachita National Forests. You’ll be anything but blue after a sunset dip in this stunning spot; don’t forget the sunscreen or your fishing pole!

Notable campgrounds

  • Waveland Park Campground - Offers shaded sites near a cypress-lined swimming area, perfect for cooling off after a day on the lake.
  • Outlet Park Campground - Ideal for fishing enthusiasts, with easy access to boat launching ramps and fish cleaning stations.
  • Rover Park Campground - A family-friendly spot with playgrounds and picnic areas, ensuring fun for all ages.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as spots fill up quickly, especially during peak season.
  • Check for cancellations regularly to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a spot.

When to go

The best time to visit Blue Mountain Lake is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm water activities, but be prepared for higher visitor numbers. Winters can be quiet but chilly, ideal for those seeking solitude.

Know before you go

  • Always wear a life jacket when on the water, as safety is a top priority.
  • Check the latest water levels and weather conditions before your trip.
  • Accessibility varies across different areas, so plan according to your needs.
  • Remember to pack out your trash and keep the park pristine for others.
  • Be aware of hunting seasons if you're venturing into the surrounding forests.

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