- Maximum occupancy per site: 8 people and 1 or 2 vehicles.
- Check-in time: Varies by park. Check-out time: 3 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to sunrise.
- Alcoholic beverages: Permitted.
- Generator use: Permitted except during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: Permitted only with a Special Use Permit from the Office of the Director.
11333 West Arkansas Highway 74, West Fork, AR 72774
Established as a state park in the 1930s, Devil’s Den is iconic and one of the most intact Civilian Conservation Corps sites in the country. The CCC’s rustic structures, built from local wood and stone, complement the park’s natural beauty. Situated in a lush, wooded valley, Devil’s Den gets its name from a series of caverns and caves that were rumored to be used as hideouts by outlaws. Multiple trails of varying skill levels explore the highlights of the park, from unusual rock formations to fossils, streams, springs, and waterfalls. Scenic Devil’s Lake provides opportunities for boating and fishing. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails lead into the surrounding Ozark National Forest. The well-developed campground has more than 130 sites, most of them with full hookups that can accommodate big rigs. Note that cell service is spotty to nonexistent, but there is free WiFi at the visitor center.
16878 AR-309, Paris, AR 72855
This resort-like state park is built around Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet. There are outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy, from scenic drives, hiking, and horseback riding to technical rock climbing and hang gliding. The Lodge at Mount Magazine features a heated indoor swimming pool, restaurant, and spectacular views. The wooded campground includes concrete padded sites with full hookups that are spacious and private. The campground is small, with less than 20 sites, so a reservation is recommended.
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
The natural beauty and fascinating geology of the Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of the first Arkansas state park and the entire state park system. Petit Jean features original Civilian Conservation Corps trails, bridges, cabins, and the historic Mather Lodge. The park grounds offer plenty of amenities, including ranger programs, two swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, and pedal boating on Lake Bailey. Hiking trails display the geological formations of the park—sheer bluffs, natural bridges, waterfalls, and much more. There are more than 120 campsites with full or partial hookups available near Lake Bailey. The campground is shady, spacious, and well maintained, although sizes vary. Note that the closest store is at least a 30-minute drive away, so stock up before arrival.
Arkansas state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
Cane Creek State Park
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Crowley’s Ridge State Park
Daisy State Park
Davidsonville Historic State Park
Degray Lake Resort State Park
Delta Heritage Trail State Park
Devil’s Den State Park
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Jacksonport State Park
Lake Catherine State Park
Lake Charles State Park
Lake Chicot State Park
Lake Dardanelle State Park
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Lake Frierson State Park
Lake Ouachita State Park
Lake Poinsett State Park
Logoly State Park
Millwood State Park
Mississippi River State Park
Moro Bay State Park
Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Nebo State Park
Petit Jean State Park
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Village Creek State Park
White Oak Lake State Park
Withrow Springs State Park
Woolly Hollow State Park
For more information on Arkansas state park campgrounds, visit arkansasstateparks.com.