Arkansas September 16, 2019
7 Secluded Arkansas Campgrounds That Are Great For A Relaxing Getaway
Weekend stays at Devil’s Den and Mt. Magazine are time-honored Arkansas traditions but it can be hard to relax when you’re surrounded by camping neighbors. Today’s campgrounds may not be
completely secluded but they certainly offer a quiet retreat in the middle of Arkansas’ stunning beauty.
1. Steel Creek Campground - Compton
There's no way to not be relaxed while floating along the Buffalo National River. Stay under the stars at Arkansas' first Dark Sky Park by pitching your tent at the Steel Creek Campground. This campground is much smaller than the Buffalo Point Campground since it only has 26 sites. Camping is $20/site.
Address: Steele Creek Road, Compton, AR 72624
2. Carver Campground - Hasty
If you're needing another night along the Buffalo then take your tent to Carver. This little campground only has eight sites, making it perfect for someone wanting a quiet night before setting off for another float. Water and vaulted toilets are available but otherwise this is a primitive campground.
Address: AR-123, Western Grove, AR 72685
3. White Rock Mountain Recreation Area - Winslow
We've stayed at the river now let's head up to the mountains. Instead of packing in at Mount Magazine, head to White Rock for a secluded night on the mountain. White Rock Recreation Area is a stunning gem in the Ozark National Forest. Stay in one of the area's cabins or at the lodge; or, pitch your tent for a more authentic camping experience. Campsites are $10/night.
Address: 214 Bowles Gap Road, Winslow, AR 72959
4. Erwin Estate - Malvern
Let's continue up in the mountains at an even higher elevation. The Erwin Estate is situated on the southernmost highest altitude point in Arkansas. The raised platform for your tent showcases one of the best views in the state. This one-of-a-kind campsite is $100/night and can be booked
Address: 198 Mallard Lane, Malvern, AR 72104
5. Richland Creek Recreation Area - Witts Spring
Waterfall chasers will fall in love with the Richland Creek Recreation Area. The campground is primitive but is rich in opportunities for adventure. Twin Falls, Richland Falls, Six Finger Falls and Falling Water Falls are just a few of the nearby sights to see. Camping is $10/night.
Address: Campground Road, Witts Springs, AR 72686
6. Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area - Hagarville
Another waterfall-filled campground can be found along Haw Creek. Camping is right next to the Haw Creek Falls but two other cascades are just a short hike away. The campground has nine sites for $10/night and is considered primitive.
Address: AR-123, Hagarville, AR 72839
7. Crowley's Ridge State Park - Paragould
You don't have to head to the Middle-of-Nowhere, AR to reach a relaxing campground. One of our favorite state parks for low-key camping is at Crowley's Ridge. There's only twenty-six campsites and the crowds mostly keep to the swimming lake during summer. Camping starts at $14/night.
Address: 2092 Highway 168 W North, Paragould, AR 72450
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