The best camping near Ozark Lake

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Red Fern

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · St Paul, AR
One of Arkansas' greatest treasures. Less than a minute from the Kings River Falls Trail-head, and nestled alongside the headwaters of the Kings River in Venus Arkansas. This is a remote and rugged campground with caves, bluffs, swimming holes and river a plenty. This campground has a grand exhibition of the same sandstone formation that is responsible for the Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag) formation. Clovis like points have been found here, and so one might assume the bluffs and crags here have been inhabited for millennia. This 7 acre property is completely surrounded by Arkansas Natural Heritage-Natural Area. There are miles of trails and cooling waters at every turn. If you like Kings River Falls, get ready to fall in love with this Red Fern Campground. So pack your curiosity, lace up your hiking boots, and let the whispering leaves guide you. Kings River Falls awaits, ready to share its secrets with those who listen. Where time slows down and the modern world fades away. Every turn reveals a new wonder; a hidden waterfall an unnoticed cave or bluff or a moss-covered boulder. It’s not just a place; it’s an experience an invitation to step beyond the ordinary and into a world where magic still thrives and fairy tales come alive. Here, the forest whispers secrets, and the river sings a timeless song. Most of our campsites are just yards away from a public swimming area, which is shared between our property and the Arkansas Natural Area. You should expect local traffic at the main swimming area during your stay. We have a private swimming area on our property which is just a short hike from the developed campsites (Please ask the camphost for directions). There are miles of county maintained bumpy dirt roads leading to the site. Expect your vehicle to get dusty. There is a creek crossing that is required to reach the campsites. We recommend high clearance and/or 4WD or AWD vehicles. If you are unable to cross the creek, you will need to park in the parking area and walk across the creek to reach your site.
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Paradise Camp

21 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Ozark, AR
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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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Wildwoodz

13 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Mansfield, AR
RV park and campgrounds in Mansfield , Arkansas. Located near highway 378 on Wildwood Road, Wildwoodz RV park and campgrounds deliver convenience to traveling campers.  Enjoy the peace and quiet near the National forest, which includes a fire pit, hook-ups with water and electric, a few select sites have sewer, a sewer dump site is available. Trailhead for ATV riding 1.1 miles from campgrounds. Horseback riding or hiking the trials can be accessed from the campgrounds if preferred. See photos
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Dragonfly pond

10 sites · RVs5 acres · Greenwood, AR
Learn more about this land:We have five acres with a pond and a creek in the back. I've had it leveled and there's plenty of room. There's room for three or four campers around the pond
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God's Country

146 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Paris, AR
God's Country is nestled off the beaten path on the ridgetop overlooking the farm land south of the Arkansas river. Wild life is abundant and protected. You can see the north side of Mt. Magazine which is the highest point between the Alleghenies and Rockies. To our west is my uncle’s blueberry/blackberry farm within walking distance. My property also offers two more views the closest one is Short Mountain, the 2nd is Horseshoe Mountain. At night time you can expect to hear the sounds of calming insects such as the crickets and bullfrogs and the occasional call of the whippoorwill and in the distance the howl or two of a coyote.
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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. April 5 - 11, 2024 there is a strict cancellation policy - full refund within 30 days of check-in.
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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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Boston Mountain Arkansas Adventures

2 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Mountainburg, AR
Welcome to our serene retreat situated on 20 acres! We offer: 1 primitive campsite 1 cozy tiny home Explore our established walking trails and admire our fish pond (fishing not yet available). Campsite 1 is now open and features a tent platform, camping table, and a fire pit for your enjoyment. 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. 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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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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Miracle Mountain Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · West Fork, AR
Our first official campsite, Tanglewood Terrace, is now available to rent! This has been a long time coming, and we are so proud of how it turned out. Nestled in the heart of the Boston Mountains and surrounded by gorgeous dogwood trees, this secluded yet convenient campsite awaits. We offer a rustic tent platform, picnic table, fire pit, PK grill, bathroom (compost toilet/outhouse), horseshoes, cornhole, and ample space for multiple tents. You can easily pull your vehicle right into camp to unload, and parking is available across from the campsite to free up space. We would be delighted to welcome you to Miracle Mountain Homestead, just 3 short miles from Devil's Den State Park! During your stay, you can also enjoy goat therapy, explore hiking/ATV trails, and indulge in goat milk and fresh eggs.
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Boyd Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents47 acres · Ratcliff, AR
Just a family farm!!Learn more about this land:this farm has 2 ponds mixed pasture and woods you can camp anywhere you wish. It is all fenced threre are cows on the property there is a wet weather creek on the property it is a really nice peaceful place to camp and enjoy nature. with deer and turkey, birds . you can smell the woods and green grass from this place it is truely a nice place I have worked on this farm for the past 8 years.
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The best camping near Ozark Lake guide

Overview

About

Located on a sweeping bend in the Arkansas River, this man-made oasis is a mecca for watersport enthusiasts, loafers, and beach bums. Hundreds of acres of shoreline and thousands of acres of surface area. makes for awesome exploring throughout the year. Five campgrounds surround the lake, not to mention some serious hiking and mountain biking trails, so you can soak up the sun on the water and then head to the hills to connect with the magical realm of fields and forest. The surrounding land has been designated as a State Wildlife Management Area. If you’re observant, you chance spotting deer, turkey, fox, racoons, black bear, and all kinds of songbirds. Bring your camera along and immerse yourself in this wild world.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Ozark Lake is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty of the area is at its peak. Summer months bring warmth and a full bloom of activities, but also larger crowds. Winters can be less crowded but cooler, which may affect some recreational activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of the local wildlife and follow guidelines to respect their habitat.
  • Ensure you have a valid fishing license if you plan to fish in the lake.
  • Take note of any park closures or restricted areas during your visit.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a comfortable day out.

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