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Caddo River Camp: Tent, RV, Cabins

115 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 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庐. 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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Thunder Mountain Private River Camp

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents81 acres 路 Caddo Gap, 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, playing in the river, or just spending quiet one-on-one time with your spouse or significant other. The last 1/2 mile of dirt road is sometimes rough, so cars with low ground clearance are not recommended. 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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Spa City HipCamp Now

5 sites 路 RVs5 acres 路 Hot Springs National Park, AR
Welcome to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas! Are you looking for a convenient space to rest your RV, motor home or tent for a night or two? You鈥檝e come to the right place 馃槉. Let my space be your space! Welcome to my beautiful oasis with 5 acre blessed with trees, pond and creek. Conveniently located just right outside city limits. Close to everything yet secluded enough to have privacy , peace and quite. It has green grass most of the year with lots of lightning bugs at night, abundant wildlife: deers, bunnies, possums, raccoons and squirrels 馃榿. Very well spaced out mature trees that provides shade and fresh air. Well house for water supply in property as well but no hookups of any kind in place at the moment. Also has concrete custom made swimming hole that freshly feeds off the pond and streams but may be dry right now due to extreme heat and no rain in forecast. My space is suited best for well prepared campers as I don鈥檛 offer any amenities on site at this time.聽Land is close to everything Hot Springs, Arkansas has to offer. 1.3 miles away from Magic Springs 2.5 miles from Gulpha Gorge 4.9 miles from Oaklawn Racing & Gaming 6.1 miles from Hot Springs mall 3.6 miles from historic downtown Hot Springs and Arlington Hotel.聽
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Crystal Camp

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Mount Ida, AR
The Crystal Camp Campground is a rock hounding paradise and is less than two minutes from the Crystal Vista, Wegner and Avatar Crystal mines. This area of Arkansas produces some of the finest quartz crystals on earth and your chances of finding real treasure at any of the nearby mines is pretty much guaranteed. If your kids like to play in the dirt and hunt for treasure they will fill their pockets with real gems at any of the nearby mines. Please Note: This is a beautiful property and ready for your trip but guests should expect a work in progress as well. The property is newly cleared, we installed new picnic tables and have a weekly maintained porta potty on site. But that's the extent of the amenities right now. This property was basically a 2 acre blackberry patch. About half has been cleared and 4 campsites created but the rest is still in progress. Work will not be performed during your stay. You may see tools and signs of recent work etc.. Located on a paved section of Owley Road in Mount Ida Arkansas. This is a large 2 acre property with four cleared sites that offer plenty of room for any size tent(s). Generators are welcome and pets are too. The property is bordered by old growth national forest and an ice cold spring fed stream is located in the national forest behind the property. Like all wooded areas in Arkansas ticks should be expected while hiking and camping at the Crystal Camp Campground. Please bring tick defense for yourself and pets.
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Branching Willow Estate

15 sites 路 RVs, Tents13 acres 路 Bismarck, AR
Branching Willow Estate offers a tranquil escape amidst lush forests and abundant wildlife, inviting you to bask in the serenity of nature and take in the stunning mountain views. Here, you have easy access to nearby waterfalls and a plethora of exciting outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking, biking, and rafting. If you ever tire of cooking over the grill, there are also charming restaurants just a stone's throw away, ensuring you never run out of dining options. As the sun sets, gather around the campfire and enjoy moonlit nights in this idyllic natural setting. It's the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and relaxation.
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Diamond Glamping

20 sites 路 Lodging, Tents5 acres 路 Anaconda Deer Lodge County, AR
Welcome to Diamond Glamping, Murfreesboro, Arkansas's premier luxury outdoor retreat, nestled in the scenic beauty of nature and just a stone's throw away from the world-renowned Crater of Diamonds State Park. Here, we offer a unique blend of adventure and tranquility, making it the perfect getaway for those seeking both excitement and relaxation. 4 Cabins 4 Tents 2 Treehouses BYOT Option (Bring Your Own Tent)
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Peaceful Lakefront Campsite

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 Lake Hamilton, AR
Pitch your tent or park your motor-home聽among beautiful oak trees on Lake Hamilton.聽Learn more about this land:Back-in site with concrete pad for pitching a tent. Full utilities for your RV on Lake Hamilton. Included are Wi-Fi, cable, electricity, water and wastewater hookups. Your vehicle must fit through a 10' wide gate.聽
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Ouachita River Haven

22 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents14 acres 路 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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Carpe Diem Camping

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Piney, AR
We鈥檙e located just 7-10 min drive from Hot Springs, Arkansas, inside Hot Springs National Park. With 1.75 acres, lots of tall trees offering shade and 125 feet of lake front, you will find all you need for a fun time by the lake! There are neighbors on either side of the property. There is a private boat ramp and year-round water views. No boat dock. Situated outside the city limits. No utilities on the property. Campers will need to bring water
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Bluegill Hill

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents6 acres 路 Kirby, AR
Located at the southern foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and the northwestern edge of Lake Greeson, this 6 acre plot of land is part of a gentle hillside that descends into the lake.聽 Enjoy two trails to Lake Greeson and easily access nearby boat launches, public beaches, parks, and much more!聽 Come make yourself at home on Bluegill Hill and enjoy the small lake village lifestyle!
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Lake Banoe Lavender Farm

1 site 路 RV, Tent30 acres 路 Glenwood, AR
Welcome to our picturesque farm, where tranquility meets adventure amidst the natural beauty of Arkansas. Situated on the shores of our private 10-acre lake, our farm offers a serene escape surrounded by open fields and wooded camping areas. Conveniently located just 20 miles west of Hot Springs on Hwy 70, our farm provides easy access to a wealth of activities and attractions. Whether you're soaking in the therapeutic waters of Hot Springs, exploring the scenic beauty of the Ouachita Mountains, or embarking on outdoor adventures like hiking, fishing, and birdwatching, there's something for everyone to enjoy. For water enthusiasts, the nearby Caddo River, just 8 miles east in Glenwood, offers excellent opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, while our private lake provides a tranquil setting for fishing, swimming, or simply relaxing by the water's edge. As night falls, our farm offers an ideal vantage point for viewing the sunsets and the celestial spectacle of the eclipse. With unobstructed views of the evening sky, you'll be treated to breathtaking displays of color and light as the sun dips below the horizon. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a chance to reconnect with nature, our farm offers the perfect retreat for your next getaway. Join us and experience the beauty and tranquility of Lake Banoe and the surrounding countryside.
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Bekkis dry camping ranch

18 sites 路 RVs6 acres 路 Amity, AR
In the wilderness open land plenty of trees 4 miles from lake DeGray and May offer kids horse rides. A lot of wildlife as far as dear possible bears only one scene in years but there is a possibility and you camp at your own risk because being out in the wilderness means there's snakes I've never seen any but I know they're out there
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The best camping near Degray Lake guide

Overview

About

Stay and play in the land of the Caddo tribe at Degray Lake! With over 200 miles of shoreline and 13,000 acres of lake to explore, you can be sure there鈥檚 no shortage of adventure to be had! Modern campgrounds dot the shoreline; you鈥檒l be pleased to wake up and head right out for a day of fishing and frolicking on the water. A sunset trail offers a chance to see local fauna and snap pictures of the epic views. Those looking to stay dry can catch thrills on the mountain bike trails, or pick a perfect picnic spot along the water. Degray is a hydropower wonder that also knows how to power up on fun!

Notable campgrounds

  • Arlie Moore: A scenic campground with 87 sites, offering electricity, water hookups, and a swim beach.
  • Alpine Ridge: Features 49 campsites with modern amenities, including a sanitary disposal station and boat launch.
  • Iron Mountain: Boasts 69 campsites with electric hookups, perfect for a family-friendly camping experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as spots fill up quickly, especially during peak season from May to September.
  • Check for cancellations regularly to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Consider camping 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 DeGray Lake is from late spring to early fall, when the weather is warm and conducive to outdoor activities. Summer weekends are particularly busy, so consider a weekday visit. Winter months are less crowded but offer limited services and cooler temperatures.

Know before you go

  • Life jackets are a must for water activities; always prioritize safety first.
  • Check the park's official website for any closures or alerts before your visit.
  • Accessibility varies across the park; some areas may not be suitable for all visitors.
  • Day use fees apply for certain facilities; carry cash for convenience.
  • Remember to pack out your trash and respect the park's pristine environment.

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