When it comes to the great outdoors, few places in the South offer the natural beauty and camping opportunities Arkansas does. Known as The Natural State, Arkansas offers an unlimited supply of outdoor activities and places to get away and experience nature. If you live in or plan to visit the central Arkansas area, there is no shortage of camping sites within easy driving distance of the capital city of Little Rock.
Woolly Hollow State Park. Located about 45 minutes north of Little Rock, Woolly Hollow State Park offers a camping location with a lake for fishing, a playground, and plenty of walking trails. The serene, quiet setting is perfect for families or couples with no children looking to get away but not too far away. Camping options include camper sites with water and electric hookups and sites for tent camping. The bathhouse and some of the camper sites are handicap accessible.
Petit Jean Mountain State Park. Located about an hour from Little Rock, Petit Jean mountain is one of Arkansas’ best known landmarks. Set between where the Ouachita and Ozark Mountain ranges meet, this location offers some of the most spectacular mountain views in the state. Campsites for campers and tents are available, and if you don’t have either a camper or a tent, they have rentable yurts that sleep up to six people. The rental yurts have electricity, cots, and a locking door so your valuables are safe. Petit Jean mountain offers endless walking and hiking trails, a creek, a lake, and a spectacular waterfall-not to mention a fun legend on how the mountain got its name.
Lake Ouachita State Park. Located just outside the city of Hot Springs, little more than an hour outside Little Rock, Lake Ouachita has it all. Swimming, fishing, and stunning mountain views thanks to its location in the beautiful Ouachita mountains. Lake Ouachita has numerous marinas and ramps if you have a boat, as well as offering every kind of camping available. Whether you have a camper, a tent, or want to rent a cabin on the lake, you can have it all at Lake Ouachita. Another nice thing about this lake is that no homes are built right on the lake and have to be built a certain distance from the lake, thus preserving the natural beauty of the lake and its shore.
These camping locations are only three of many, many locations with camping facilities available in Arkansas. People come from all over the South-and the United States-to enjoy the beauty and nature Arkansas has to offer. Information about all the campsites listed in this article, as well as numerous other locations, can be found at this website.