The RV parks and campgrounds in Arkansas can be found throughout the state, with some of the country’s most popular RV resorts residing along the state’s northern edge, in and around the Ozarks. Arkansas is an RVer’s paradise, since it’s location means you’re never far from neighboring states and cities like Memphis, Jackson, Shreveport, and Springfield, Missouri. The eastern half of the state borders the mighty Mississippi River, and the northern and western part of Arkansas are defined by the densely forested hills of Ouachita National Forest and Ozark National Forest, as well as by numerous other state parks and natural designations. It’s no wonder why so many folks choose an Arkansas RV site to make camp during their holiday.
The southwestern corner of Arkansas is where the aptly named Texarkana is located, and making camp in the piney woods region of eastern Texas and northern Louisiana bears the benefit of being close to natural gems like Crater of Diamonds State Park, Atlanta State Park in Texas, and Millwood State Park. Time permitting, be sure to check out Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village Museum, Historic Washington State Park, and the Clinton Birthplace Foundation Museum in the city of Hope, Arkansas.
The RV parks of Southeastern Arkansas are close to the Mississippi delta region and the neighboring towns of Vicksburg and Greenville, Mississippi, and to the area’s just north of Monroe, Louisiana. Go hunting in Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge, day trip down to Delta National Forest, or explore the bayous of Chemin-A-Haut State Park just north of Bastrop, Louisiana. Some of the state parks in this part of Arkansas include Lake Chicot, Cane Creek, and Marks’ Mills. Keep motoring north and you’ll arrive at the Delta Heritage Trail, Toltec Mounds, and Jenkin’s Ferry.
The RV parks and campgrounds around Little Rock, Arkansas bear the benefit of being centrally located in the state, since that is where the capital is located as well. To the south and east are the swampy bayous of the Mississippi delta region, and to the west of Little Rock are the hills and large lakes of the Ozark foothills. Check out the Plantation Agriculture Museum, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, or one of the many parks just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas, like Lake Ouachita, DeGray Lake Resort, Daisy State Park, or Lake Catherine State Park. Motor north, deeper into the hills and you’ll come across a new set of state parks relatively close to Interstate 40: Mount Magazine, Mount Nebo, Lake Dardanelle, and Petit Jean State Parks are all an easy day or weekend trip from Little Rock and not too far from the interstate.
Perhaps Arkansas best-known RV resorts are those north of Interstate 40, and this mountainous region becomes extremely popular in the summertime. Dense forests provide plenty of shade from the oppressive summer heat, which is quite humid in Arkansas; and the area is known for having quaint towns, breathtaking waterfalls, and gorgeous trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. There are numerous state parks in Northern Arkansas, including Hobbs, Withrow Springs, Devil’s Den, and Lake Fort Smith to the west of Harrison; while to the east is the Ozark Folk Center, Lake Charles, Mammoth Spring, Powhatan, and Crowley’s Ridge State Parks.