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Camping in Arkansas

Experience the stunning landscapes of The Natural State and refresh your spirit of adventure when you plan a camping trip in Arkansas. With 7 national parks and 52 state parks, Arkansas has experiences for everyone, whether you want to spend your whole trip in a park, forest, or mountain, or if you want to dip your toes in the water at the beach or lake on a quick day trip.

What is the best season for camping in Arkansas?

There’s such a variety of outdoor activities and natural beauty in Arkansas, spring, summer and fall are all wonderful times to visit. For the hiker or camper, spring and fall are both perfect for scenic adventures, and in the (occasionally very warm) summer there’s no shortage of lakes and rivers to enjoy while staying cool.

What are some must-do outdoor activities in Arkansas?

There are a wide variety of fun and adventurous things to do and sites to see in Arkansas! You won’t want to miss the stunning Blanchard Springs Caverns, a natural wonder with numerous trails begging for exploration. With more than 5 miles of hiking trails and 210 acres of gardens and woodlands to explore, Garvan Woodland Gardens is a top destination for Arkansas visitors. And the Buffalo National River (America’s first National River btw) you can journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River.

What are the top events and festivals in Arkansas?

Arkansas has an abundance of can’t miss festivals and events throughout the year. You won’t want to miss the Mardi Gras Day Festival in Mobile (March), the Arkansas Blueberry Festival in Brewton (June), or the National Peanut Festival in Dothan (November).

What are the best state and national parks to visit in Arkansas?

You’ll may regret it if you don’t visit Crater of Diamonds State Park at least once - while your chances of finding a diamond are close to 1 in 1,000, it’s a destination full of adventure and history (and hey, you might actually find a diamond!). Natural beauty and history also await you at Hot Springs National Park, and be sure to explore the rock formations, caverns and lake at Devil’s Den State Park, one of the top outdoor destinations in Arkansas.

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