Crystal Springs Campground

The Crystal Springs Campground and Recreation Area is our favorite campground on Lake Ouachita. This beautiful campground has plenty of campsites that are along the banks of the coves of Lake Ouachita.  It also has one of the best beaches on the lake with a playground for kids right on the beach.  If you want to camp right next to the water in one of the best campgrounds on the lake, then you should give the Crystal Springs Campground a try.

There are plenty of amenities within the park area including a very nice boat ramp, a great marina, and a restaurant.  There are roughly 74 campsites and most have water and electric hookups.  Of course there are plenty of huge pine trees for shade within the park since you are at Lake Ouachita and within part of the Ouachita National Forest.

Amenities of the campground include:

Swim beaches

Restrooms with showers

Tent camping

RV camping

Water and electric hookups

Dump station

Boat ramp


Restaurant nearby


Fish cleaning station


This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds on the lake although you really cannot go wrong with any of them.  The thing that makes this campground unique is how many campsites are located right on the water in the quiet and calm coves of Lake Ouachita.  If you enjoy camping and want to check out the Crystal Springs campground, make sure to book early.

There is also a day-use area in the park that is very nice.

You can book your campsite right here through

This is a beautiful part of the lake.  You are between the Brady Mountain recreation area and the Joplin recreation area.  Enjoy Lake Ouachita!

Located at:


1330 N. Crystal springs Rd.

ROYAL AR 71968

Phone: (501)991-3390