Campgrounds on Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita is nestled in the scenic Ouachita National Forest and is prized for excellent fishing, watersports, boating and birding. Vacationers can find campsites with amenities including boat ramps, playgrounds, swimming beaches, bathhouses and picnic areas.

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Big Fir Campground: The Big Fir Campsite is situated on the west side of Lake Ouachita. Guests will find 29 campsites, a boat ramp, electricity, water hook-ups, a fish cleaning station and flush toilet facilities. A marina is nearby.


Brady Mountain Campground: The Brady Mountain Recreation Area & Campground offers 57 RV sits and 17 tent sites, flush toilets, showers and water. There is a full-service marina, a scuba diving shop and a boat ramp. Boat rentals are nearby. Additional facilities include a restaurant, a swimming beach, a playground and an amphitheater.

4120 Brady Mountain Road

Royal, Arkansas 71968


Crystal Springs Campground:  Absolutely our favorite place to camp on Lake Ouachita.  Check it out!  This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds you will find anywhere.

1330 N. Crystal springs Rd.

ROYAL AR 71968

Phone: (501)991-3390

Denby Point Campground: Denby Point offers 58 RV campsites with water and electricity, and 9 tent sites. Facilities include showers, flush toilets, a playground, picnic sites, trails and an amphitheater. There is also a swim beach. A full-service marina is nearby.

119 Ouachita Shores Parkway

Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957


Tompkins Bend Campground: Tompkins Bend offers 77 campsites with a host of amenities. There are ground and pedestal barbecue grills, concrete tables, lantern posts and shaded areas. Guests will enjoy the convenience of water, flush toilets and amenities like a boat ramp, an amphitheater and a fish cleaning station. A full-service marina and boat rentals are nearby.

15 Tompkins Bend

Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957


Little Fir Campground: Little Fir on the west side of the lake has 29 campsites with a range of amenities. There is a boat ramp, a fish cleaning station, water hook-ups and ground and pedestal grills. A marina is nearby. No showers.


Joplin Recreation Campground: Located on the south side of the lake, Joplin offers 65 campsites with ground and pedestal grills, a concrete table, a lantern post and shaded areas. This site is not recommended for RV’s, large trailers or slide outs. Guests will have water, showers and flush toilets. There is a swim beach, a boat ramp and a fish cleaning station. A full-service marina and boat rental is nearby.

 303 Camp Road

Ida, Arkansas 7157