5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Arkansas

By Kerrie Hatcher

5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Arkansas

For a picturesque, pine-scented, foliage-painted camping experience, head to Arkansas for a fall camping getaway. With awe-inspiring views of the transforming landscapes, autumn in Arkansas is an experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Here are five perfect fall camping spots in the Natural State. 

1. Petit Jean State Park

One of the most popular activities at this naturally beautiful state park is camping. The campgrounds at Petit Jean State Park feature a total of 125 reservable campsites that are divided into four campground areas. Each area includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. Folks who don’t own camping equipment can take advantage of the parks four rent-a-yurts that are available year-round. Petit Jean is Arkansas’ only state park with its own airport, so if you happen to be an aviation enthusiast you will enjoy the airport’s fly-in campground that features five amenity-filled tent sites.

2. Jacksonport State Park

What was once a thriving river port in the 1800s is now a beautiful, sprawling state park. At the park, you’ll find 20 Class A campsites with water and electric, a standard pavilion, picnic sites, playground, and the beautiful Tunstall Riverwalk Trail. 

3. Crowley’s Ridge State Park

This 291-acre state park in the Arkansas Delta is one of the most popular state parks in the Natural State. Just north of Jonesboro, or just west of Paragould, Crowley’s Ridge offers 18 Class B and eight tent campsites. Campers can enjoy the park’s picnic areas, trails, and baseball field, as well as exploring the native log and stone structures.

4. Daisy State Park

The fall sights, smells, and sounds of Daisy State Park can’t be beat. Choose from Class A, Class B, Class D (tent), and rent-a-yurt sites year-round at this state park. The centerpiece of this park is Lake Greeson, a shimmering, clear water, 7,000-acre lake. Enjoy bird watching, kayaking, fishing, and a cozy campfire to finish off the day. 

5. Cane Creek State Park

The meeting point of the West Gulf Coastal Plains and East Arkansas’ Mississippi Delta region, the 2,000 acres of Cane Creek State Park are a sight to behold. This is a great campsite for guided walking, biking, kayaking, and bird watching. Enjoy picnic sites, a screened-in pavilion, a visitor center with exhibits and a gift shop, a playground for the kids, and so much more. 

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