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If you are up for an adventure and life on the open road, you have probably discovered the joy of RVing. When you are looking for a weekend getaway, an extended vacation, or you are interested in “full-timing,” RVs can provide many of the comforts of home.
Arkansas has nearly 250 public camping areas scattered throughout our state parks, Corp of Engineers parks, national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas and municipal parks. Accommodations range from primitive camping with no drive-in access to premium sites designed with RVs in mind that offer water, electrical and sewer hookups. Most of our state’s public camping areas limit your stay to 14 consecutive days, making them a less than ideal choice for full-time families looking for a place to settle for weeks or months at a time.
If you are looking for friendly service, great perks and all the bells and whistles, stay at one of Arkansas’s privately-owned RV parks. Scattered across the state, you can find parks that offer riverfront sites, swimming pools, laundry facilities, organized activities and more. Stay a night or two or enjoy long-term living with monthly and long-term rates.
Golden Pond is located near Shirley, just a few miles from the Fairfield Bay Marina and is perfect for guests who are looking for a little more when it comes to amenities. Both overnight and long-term sites are available. The park amenities include laundry facilities, patio with grills, hot tub, heated swimming pool, fishing pond (keep what you catch), walking trails, picnic tables, fire rings, propane filling station, ice, camping store, and a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Area attractions include the Log Cabin Museum and Indian Rock Cave.
Photo via Beaver Lake Hideaway
Get away and enjoy life on the lake at Beaver Lake Hideaway. Twenty-six acres of natural scenic beauty on Beaver Lake with full hookup RV sites, swimming pool, boat dock, laundry, hot showers and restrooms, covered pavilion, playground, fishing guide service and general store await you. Tent camping, cabins and sleeping cottages are also available. Visit the Daisy AirGun Museum, Humble Hands Pottery or Iron Horse Coffee Company.
Shadow Mountain has 64 recreational vehicle sites for all shapes and sized RVs. Most of the park’s RV lots have pull-through access. Amenities include a swimming pool, hiking, playground, holiday activities, clean bathrooms with showers and a laundry facility. Direct access to ATV trails like Wolf Pen Gap and other activities in the Ouachita National Forest is a draw for many visitors. Cabins are also available.
Photo via White Buffalo Resort
The riverfront RV sites at White Buffalo are unmatched in beauty. Enjoy full hookups along the river and various sites with water and electricity throughout the park. In addition to bathrooms and shower house, guests will enjoy fishing, boating, on-site swimming pool (seasonal), hiking, playground, Ping-Pong, chess, volleyball, or horseshoes. You’ll love a weekend getaway in Mountain Home.
This RVC Outdoors destination is a unique property that spans 400 pastoral acres, surrounded by 1 mile of water frontage on beautiful Lake Catherine. The level RV sites have modern concrete pads surrounded by large lawns and beautiful landscaping. Each site comes with a full hookup, a barbecue grill, fire pit and picnic table. Park amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, playground, swimming pool, zip line, fitness center, gift shop, boat rentals and more.
Located just off Hwy 67, Red River RV Park offers 71 RV sites with full hookups. They are in the process of expanding rapidly and will soon offer even more sites. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry, and a playground. It’s perfect for an overnight stay but can also accommodate long-term living.
If you are headed in for a Red Wolves game, Lucky Camper (formerly Perkins RV Park) is the place to stay. Sites have full hookups and Wi-Fi, and the park is within minutes of the Arkansas State University campus. Guests will find a laundry facility, dog park and storage units on site. While in town, check out some of Jonesboro’s historic homes or visit the trails and exhibits at Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center.
Conveniently located just a short drive from both the I40 and I55 river bridges, Tom Sawyer’s offers several beautiful sites right along the banks of the Mississippi River. Wi-Fi and laundry are included, along with full bathhouses, tent pads and long-term sites. Grab breakfast at Howard’s Do-Nuts, one of the Top 10 Doughnut Shops in the Natural State.
Photo courtesy of Ivy’s Cove RV Retreat
Ivy’s Cove is conveniently located directly off I-40, making it the perfect stopping point for travelers heading through central Arkansas. They offer all the standard RV park amenities along with Wi-Fi, laundry, shower house, an on-site store and RV repair personnel. Grab a bite to eat at CJ’s Butcher Boy Burgers or Ridgewood Brother’s BBQ.
Murfreesboro RV Park is the perfect resting place for those hunting diamonds and crystals. This small park has 10 RV sites located just 1 mile from Crater of Diamonds. They provide all of the standard amenities plus laundry, shower house, playground and daily classes on diamond hunting.
Mulberry Mountain is perfect for those who love life in the outdoors. Beautiful wooded RV sites offer water and electricity along with an on-site dumping station. The 650-acre park also has access to canoeing, Arkansas ATV/UTV trails, horse trails, hunting, fishing and more. There are four fishing ponds, horse stables and more located within the park. Share stories about the Ozark Howler as you sit around the campfire.
Conveniently located just minutes from Mountain View, Blanchard Springs and the Ozark Folk Center, visitors to Blue Sky will find plenty to do. The park offers shaded, level sites with full hookups, restrooms and bathhouse, fire pits, music stage and activity areas. Enjoy a trail ride, visit the Dulcimer Shoppe and hike at the beautiful Stone Amphitheater.
Anglers love Lindsey’s Resort, located on the banks of the Little Red River. RV sites have full hookups, and the park includes river access, boat rentals and a restaurant open on weekends. Located just miles from Greers Ferry Lake, Lindsey’s is perfect for those who like to feel secluded yet have convenient access to hiking, fishing, boating and other activities in town.
Nestled on just over 12 acres, far enough away from the buzz of traffic, you’ll find peace in the beautifully treed and nostalgic setting. Shady Oaks is open year-round and offers spacious RV sites plus cabins and tent/hammock camping. Outdoor amenities include groomed nature trails, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball and a splash pad. The park also has a coin-operated laundry, shower house, free Wi-Fi and a small store.
When you visit Wanderlust RV Park, you’re staying in the best of company. The 88 full hookup sites are located atop a curved, scenic ridge and offer incredible sunset views. Amenities include two large social halls, swimming pool, laundry, bathhouses and smokeless fire pits. The Eureka Spring Trolley stops at the park regularly, so seeing area attractions like Wilson and Wilson Folk Art, Eureka Springs Coffee House, The Crescent Hotel or the Local Flavor Cafe is simple and convenient.
Photo courtesy of Denton Ferry
Denton Ferry is a full hookup RV park located along the banks of the White River. The park offers private river access and a boat launch site, showers, laundry, air-conditioned hospitality room and Wi-Fi.
The Creeks Resort caters to larger rigs and offers deluxe amenities, including paved sites, city water and sewer connections, propane service, cable TV and wireless internet service. Guests will love the beautiful 18-hole golf course, clubhouse and bar and grill.
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