The best camping near Lake Dardanelle State Park

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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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Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch

40 sites · RVs, Tents2500 acres · Jasper, AR
With a lifetime of love for the Ozarks Donny is anxious to share this unique opportunity to experience true wilderness with you. The trails are maintained with respect for the natural growth and inhabitants of the area. You may encounter wild elk and deer. Of course, visiting the property's herd of buffalo is a must.Your camping fees entitle you to hike the trail system.We also offer motorized recreation if you bring your 4 wheeler, side by side, Jeep, dirt bike or bicycle. Additional fees apply to wheeled trail recreation.
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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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Petit Jean Farm Orchard

2 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Morrilton, AR
Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or park your small trailer or RV in a picturesque orchard on the edge of Petit Jean Mountain. You'll have a backdrop of woods and grazing sheep, with the Petit Jean Farmer's Market barn -- offering locally sourced produce, cheese (some made on the premises), baked goods, honey, preserves, meat, and crafts -- only steps away. The market operates on Saturdays, when hot lunches are often served, but it is open on a self-serve basis the rest of the week. Petit Jean State State Park is a very short drive, with spectacular hiking trails, a CCC-built lodge and restaurant, and a lake. Campers are welcome to use the fire pit, grill, and trampoline, and they have access to the half-bath in the barn. They're also more than welcome to help Ed with the chores : ) An electric hookup is $10. Firewood is available for $10.
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Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park

97 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Greenbrier, AR
The Eclipse is coming and we're nearly dead center in the PATH of TOTALITY! Over 4 minutes of darkeness! Unlike those other campgrounds where you'll get but a "partial eclipse" here on the Cadron you get the Eclipse in all its celestial glory. Reservations for the April 2024 Solar Eclipse are now available and it is going to be SPECIAL! Over four days of music, arts and science for all. And because we are located right on the Cadron we also offer kayak and canoe rental, guided trips, and shuttle service to various observation points and natural scenic areas. FYI: You'll not find more for less -- but there will be limited availability -- and the best sites are being gobbled up! FYI: For up-to-date information regarding our celebration check out Cadron Creek Outfitters. Meanwhile, 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 20% off on future reservations.
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Arcadia Farmstead

51 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Cleveland, AR
Small family farm and homestead on 80+ acres in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas. We currently have about five level, open acres available for primitive camping. We're right off Highway 95 in Cleveland, AR - 30 minutes south of Clinton and Greers Ferry Lake, 30 minutes north of Morrilton and Petit Jean Mountain, 45 minutes from Conway, an hour from the Buffalo National River, and 5 minutes from the Cleveland Corner Store. Bring your RV, skoolie, van, truck, or tent and enjoy some peace and quiet in the country. Plenty of wide open space to the view the stars at night or experience the upcoming solar eclipse. Visit the farm stand for farm fresh eggs, veggies, fruit, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, plants, and other farm products, as available. Farm tours and you-pick coming soon! Find us on IG and FB @arcadiafarmstead, website coming soon...
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Tents on Lake Atkins

75 sites · Tents15 acres · Atkins, AR
Located in the path of totality for the coming Eclipse in April! Nestled on the serene shores of a crystal-clear lake, this camping destination offers an idyllic setting for tent enthusiasts seeking a tranquil retreat. Surrounded by lush forests, the campsite provides spacious pitches with breathtaking views of the water and the surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy mornings filled with the gentle sounds of lapping waves and evenings under the starlit sky. With direct lake access, it's perfect for swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing by the water. This picturesque haven combines the essence of outdoor adventure with the peace of nature's embrace.
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Camp 62 on Petit Jean Mountain

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Morrilton, AR
This is a small .62 acre lot in a forested area with privacy and seclusion. Located .1 miles from Museum of Automobiles and 1.5 miles from Petit Jean State Park. A recently completed circle drive allows Class B motorhomes or small trailers to access camping area near unnamed intermittent creek. We are furnishing a 6' picnic table, 3 Adirondack chairs, and 2 wooden camp chairs with table near the creek, along with a horseshoe court and two 10' X 10' walk-in tent pads near the creek. Petit Jean SP is Arkansas' first state park and is the second most visited park in Arkansas. Fabulous day hiking or overnight backpacking in and around the park and fishing in Lake Bailey. Nearby there is also a petting zoo, horseback riding and farmers market and small airport.
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Valley of peace campground

38 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Mount Judea , AR
Learn more about this land: [PLEASE GO TO WEBSITE BELOW TO VIEW CAMPSITES DRIVE THRU VIDEO WITH 36O* VIEW OF SITES} Spring fed stream, small waterfall, can swim in creek or sit and listen to rippling water. Explore national forest or float buffalo river 7 mi away ,climb Sam's throne 13 mi away Enjoy a fishing trip to lake with guide to hot spots where fish are biting. Plan ahead [ 4 days notice] fish from boat ever thing provided message for more info. work in process to improve off the beaten path. occasional bald eagle sightings, deer, and other wildlife. These are large camp spots 1&2 are neighbors 3&4 5&6 { Located 7 mi. east of Mount Judea Ar. } For 360 *videos of each campsite checkout: https://valleyofpeace.jmrmsite.com/ The site will redirect you back to HIPCAMP for booking
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Wildcat Hollow Camp & Mountain Bike

103 sites · RVs, Tents440 acres · Dardanelle, AR
A private, secluded hollow with great Dark Skies for Astronomy. No night watchers/lights on property. 440 acres of land with primitive campsites. Great property for viewing the 2024 eclipse. 4 minutes and 7 seconds of totality for this location. PAVED ROAD ALL THE WAY TO GATED ENTRANCE. Gravel road to most campsites. https://eclipse2024.org/eclipse-cities/city/5652.html No facilities except water. There is a water connection that is available for you to fill water containers to carry back to your campsites. No dumping facilities. Extensive mountain biking trails on property. It is within 15 minutes of the trailhead for the Mount Nebo Monument Trails mountain biking trail. We are located within 6 miles of Lake Dardanelle State Park. It is well known for its Largemouth Bass and Crappie fishing. Paved boat ramp available at the state park. Pets are welcome. There are three fishing ponds with native fish species. Smooth, well drained campsites. Great access for RV’s, travel trailers and tent camping
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JB's Cabins & Campground

6 sites · Lodging, RVs3 acres · Jerusalem, AR
Discover our charming tiny cabins located just 2.5 miles from Ozark National Forest in Jerusalem, Arkansas. Whether you're seeking hiking adventures, exploration, fishing, hunting, or trail riding, our cabins offer the perfect basecamp. Inside, experience a rustic ambiance with barn tin adorning the walls. Everything inside is brand new as of summer 2023, including a comfortable queen bed, a flip flop sofa that converts into a twin bed, refrigerator, cookstove, full bath, coffeemaker, and dishes. We even provide 1 bag of charcoal and 12 bottles of water for your convenience. Within walking distance, you'll find a country store offering deli options, pizza, and alcoholic beverages. Morrilton, Arkansas, is just a 20-minute drive away for additional amenities and attractions. Additionally, we offer 2 RV spots equipped with water, electricity, and sewer connections for those traveling with their own accommodations.
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New Woodlands Farm Campsite

5 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Russellville, AR
This is a working farm, so you may see goats, pig(s), and chickens about. We are starting an orchard, we host on-site butchery classes, we partner with a local small business to cure meats, and we have an A-Frame 'bnb. We've got a vintage barn, a couple of ponds, and a vegetable garden. We're in a great location for other amenities. You can find Renee's Berry Garden for blackberries and blueberries, Drewry Farm and Orchards for all your apple and peach needs, and there's always a local farmer's market. Don't forget about hiking the trails at Mt. Nebo or going fishing or out on the lake at the Illinois Bayou. *We do not have hand-sanitizer on-site.
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The best camping near Lake Dardanelle State Park guide

Overview

About

Outdoor living in the Arkansas River Valley is pretty sweet, and it gets a whole lot sweeter when you visit Lake Dardenelle State Park! The park is known for a world class Bass fishing tournament, some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the state, quaint camping under the stars, and sweeping views that will keep your camera busy. The wee ones will be into the cool hands-on exhibits and aquarium at the visitor’s center, and roasting marshmallows by the campfire. No need to wait, time to get in touch with your inner nature enthusiast, pack up a picnic, and get ready for that grand Arkansas River to carry you away!

Notable campgrounds

  • Russellville Area: Class AAA - Offering full hookups, these sites are perfect for those seeking comfort amid the wilderness.
  • Russellville Area: Class AA - Equipped with water and 30 Amp electric service, these sites cater to both RVs and tents.
  • Dardanelle Area: Class B - Enjoy the simplicity of these water and electric sites, ideal for a serene camping experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, especially during peak seasons when the park's popularity soars.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation at this sought-after destination.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred campground is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Dardanelle State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm swimming conditions but can be quite hot. Winters are quieter but may have limited services.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly to ensure a comfortable visit.
  • Visitor Center hours are from 8am to 5pm daily, but closed on major holidays.
  • Swimming is available at the beach with no lifeguard on duty; swim at your own risk.
  • Be mindful of park wildlife and maintain a safe distance at all times.
  • Remember to bring your fishing gear to participate in the park's numerous fishing tournaments.

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