Arkansas’ excellent state park system provides RVers and tent campers with well-maintained campgrounds and facilities, many offering sites with partial or full hookups. In some parks, you can even stay in yurts, cabins, or rent your own RV.
Here are a few must-visit state parks in Arkansas:
Devil’s Den State Park. Just south of Fayetteville, this park has numerous hiking trails for all skill levels, unique rock formations, waterfalls, and caves rumored to be used by outlaws decades ago. The campground has more than 130 sites, most of which offer full hookups and are big rig friendly.
Mount Magazine State Park. This resort-like state park is built around Mount Magazine, making it a haven for all types of outdoor activities. You can camp here or stay at the park’s lodge, which has an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, and sweeping views of the natural landscape. The campground has 20 full-hookup sites; book early as this space fills up quickly.
Petit Jean State Park. As the first state park in Arkansas, Petit Jean features hiking trails, cabins, camping sites, and boating activities at Lake Bailey. There are more than 120 campsites with full or partial RV hookups near the lake. These sites are shaded, spacious, and well-maintained.