On the northern edge of De Queen Lake is a great spot for picnics, motorcycle rides, and fishing. Bellah Mine COE campground provides a boat ramp for guests who want to catch some bass, catfish, and crappie. Various types of sunfish have also been reeled in at times by lucky fishermen.
De Queen campsites are normally level and convenient, but the set-up at the Bellah Mine park is exceptiol. While every site has the usual picnic table, fire ring, and grill, the arrangement makes use of terracing. The fire ring sits at the lowest level, and the grill and table are one tier above it.
“…COE outdid themselves on this park. Good level paving to park RV. All sites except waterfront [are] in shade most of the day…” – Friz, RV Park Review
With the Crater of Diamonds State Park just a mile away, this little De Queen, Arkansas campground is convenient. The friendly on-site staff will teach you how to hunt for diamonds and provide you with the necessary tools. Murfreesboro RV Park even has a special area for diamond washing.
You can buy firewood and other supplies right on the premises of this campground, and the staff offers free ice to all the guests. If you want to get to know your neighbors, you can attend the potluck dinner that’s held every other Thursday. For a few minutes of quiet time, check out a book or DVD at the library and enjoy it while the kids are exploring the playground.
“This is the ONLY place to stay if you are going to the crater of diamonds. Al and Alberta are the nicest people in the world. Kids had fun at the nightly gem hunt. There are DVDs to watch, books to read and great conversation to be had with Al. My favorite RV park in the world. We will certainly be back.” – Junid, Google Review
Very close to De Queen, Arkansas, Gillham Lake is known as the “Bright Spot” on the Cossatot River. The lake, which was origilly built to control flooding and provide a habitat for wildlife, has five recreation areas around it. Cossatot Reefs COE is one of the three campgrounds that provide access to the lake for fishing, boating, and other activities.
Whether you camp on a wooded site or in plain view of the water, you’ll love the beautiful dogwoods that blossom in the spring. You can admire them as you walk along the campground’s ture trail or ride your motorcycle on the nearby country roads. Cossatot Reefs COE has a shelter for group activities, a playground for the little ones, and an amphitheater for entertainment.
“You will love this place from the time you pull up to the registration office! If you have children with you, be sure to let them go in with you to look around at the amazing collection of artifacts Ms. Reba, the hostess, has collected throughout the years. SO INTERESTING! It’s like a mini ture museum in itself…” – Jo, Trip Advisor Review
If you like to fish, then pack your things and head to Millwood State Park in Ashdown. The lake is known for occasional bass tournaments and incredible bird watching. The nearby marina offers everything from bait and gas to groceries and supplies, and there are several types of boats and even hydro bikes available for rent.
You’ll run across lots of birds and critters while on the walking trail at Millwood State Park. Bald eagles build their nests at this De Queen campground all year. You will probably see some interesting wildlife just by sitting in the picnic area looking around.
“First time to camp here. Had checked it out years ago but sites and roads would not accommodate our rig. Area A has been renovated and has nice level sites that are long enough for our 40-ft motorhome and a side parking place for the towed. There are several nice trails through wooded areas. The lake is huge and has a nice marina with helpful staff…” – Brenda, Trip Advisor Review
One of the campgrounds on De Queen Lake is called Pine Ridge. This COE park is surrounded by many acres of wilderness, and although the campground doesn’t have official hiking trails, guests are free to roam around the area at will. Boat ramps give you access to the lake for fishing and water sports.
This De Queen, Arkansas campground may seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but it’s actually close to the downtown hub. You can go to De Queen to buy supplies that are not available at the RV park’s general store. If you want to invite some friends for a get-together, you can use the picnic area.
“…The Pine Ridge campground is run by Oak Grove office, you pay for your site at Oak Grove…The layout of the campsites is like being on a high ridge with a balcony overlooking the lake…Very quiet, very peaceful, nice swim beach. If you are looking to get some solitude and quiet this is the place for you. Parking spurs and roads all paved. No problem for big rigs, plenty of space…” – Stax, RV Park Review
Since this RV park in the De Queen, Arkansas area is in the Ouachita Mountains region, it sits among ridges that overlook Dierks Lake. Boating, fishing, and swimming are the activities that are most enjoyed by the guests. You can bring your Jet Ski, boat, and water skis or simply enjoy some fishing from the shore.
Children love the playground and beach at Jefferson Ridge Campground. Many adults, on the other hand, prefer to be hunting on the 600 acres that surround the RV park. Others like to go outside the grounds and ride their motorcycles.
“…Our RV site was on the water, all [our kids] had to do was go behind the RV to swim…The kids had fun at the swim beach since there was a slide in the water…Due to seasonal flooding, the sites are raised above the lake level, but we understand they still flood.” – Bob & Joyce, Where in the USA RV Blog
The setting on Millwood Lake is the best feature of Cottonshed Landing COE campground in Ashdown. Many campsites are located right by the lake, and most of the ones in the back still have a lake view. This RV park is in a remote wooded area and gives you access to both the reservoir and the Saline River.
At your campsite, you’ll enjoy the use of a table, grill, fire ring, and lantern pole. When you’re ready to fish, you can do so from the bank or pier if you don’t have a boat. The campground even has a fish-cleaning station for your convenience.
“Our family [loved] camping and fishing here. The bathroom/shower facilities were kept clean and sanitary. Fish cleaning station was an excellent surprise! We will definitely be booking more weekend getaways here.” – Tera, Google Review
Gillham Lake is a Cossatot River reservoir with a total of three campgrounds around it. Little and Big Coon Creek Campgrounds are both above the dam at the end of a steep, windy road. The small park has only 10 sites, and the large one has 31 spacious paved spots that each have a grill and fire ring.
Big Coon Creek Park has a couple of hiking trails and a sandy beach. Several pieces of playground equipment are on site for the children, including one that is actually in the lake’s shallow water. Although fishing, swimming, and kayaking are the most popular sports at the park, hunters are permitted to search for prey just north of Little Coon Creek Park on the east side of the lake.
“Big Coon Creek”…We enjoyed camping this lake and I enjoyed the kayaking. It sure was nice not to have to dodge the big ski boats! So I will be back…” – Cathy, Camping and Kayaking Jaunts Blog
If you go to Castle Keepers RV Resort to fish, you can rent a boat from the campground and take it down to Lake Greeson. You can haul in crappie and channel catfish plus a few bluegills and spotted bass. The staff keeps supplies and live bait on hand for fishing enthusiasts.
Why You’ll Love Castle Keepers RV Resort De Queen RV park rates are generally low, but some campgrounds offer a wide range of activities for the price. At Castle Keepers RV Resort in Murfreesboro, a lot of options are available, including a playground. You can play shuffleboard, horseshoes, and disc golf and then play a game of softball on the sports field or float around the lake on a frog boat.
“…Clean/nice little campground…Has a little bait shop you can buy minnows/worms fishing supplies. Owner very nice who lives on-site. Would stay again.” – Mark, Allstays Review
De Queen Lake, which is a segment of the dam project on Rolling Fork River, has some great campgrounds on its shores. At Oak Grove COE, you can hunt on any part of the land that’s not close to the dam or the recreation areas. Although the RV campsites are not right on the water, guests consider the lake to be a big attraction for swimming, boating, and various water sports.
Just a short drive from Oak Grove COE is downtown De Queen with its stores, restaurants, and gas stations. You can purchase all the food and supplies that you need for a picnic or a day at the sandy beach. After you return to your campsite, you may want to send the kids to the playground for even more activity.
“Beautiful park in a secluded and very quiet area on DeQueen Lake about 8 miles from town. Extremely clean facilities. Very polite and professional camp hosts…” – 2bearbill, RV Park Review
For wooded acres and lakefront camping, De Queen and the area throughout southwest Arkansas is the place to go. You can experience the great outdoors while staying close enough to town to get supplies and medical care in an emergency.
Start planning your Arkansas road trip today. If you’re in need of a vehicle, just stop by a reputable RV dealership. Several RV traders operate right in the De Queen area. Your sales associate will help you choose a model to purchase or rent.
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