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This Magical Waterfall Campground In Arkansas Is Unforgettable

We’ve talked before about a waterfall swimming hole, but what if you want to camp, swim, and hike near a waterfall? There’s a place where you can have the best of all that in the Ozark National Forest. It’s called Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area, and it’s superb. You’ll find nine primitive campsites, most of which come with pedestal grills and picnic tables. Probably the best part of this campground is that you can see Haw Creek Falls from there, and it’s only a short hike to Pam’s Grotto Falls and Pack Rat Falls.

Though it is a fantastic place to camp or even just explore for an afternoon, it is a primitive campsite, so you’ll need to keep in mind that there are no restrooms and you’ll need to bring your own water. To find this campground, you’ll want to go about 12 miles southwest of the community of Pelsor on Arkansas Highway 123. For directions, click here.

To find a bunch of waterfalls that are super easy to get to, try this article.

If rustic camping is in your wheelhouse, this list was made just for you.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.