Daisy State Park RV & Campground Guide

Arkansas

There are so few places left undiscovered where the combination of incredible beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities combine, yet Daisy State Park is one such place. Snuggled away in southwest Arkansas, this small, 272-acre park nestles against the north end of 7,000-acre Lake Greeson. With the hamlet of Daisy, AR, only a quarter-mile away, and Murfreesboro, AR, the closest community of significant size located 26 miles away, the park is reasonably isolated. Lake Greeson is an artificially created body of water fed by the Little Missouri River, draining most of the Ouachita Mountains. Much of the lake shoreline is overhung by the famous pine and hardwood forests of the region.

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Weather
Spring 41-79 F
Summer 66-91 F
Fall 40-84 F
Winter 30-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Daisy State Park

Visitors who intend to stay at Daisy State Park find it easiest to camp in an RV. RVs make it convenient to move around and provide all the comforts of home. Check out rentals available on RVshare.

Daisy State Park Campground

The campground at Daisy State Park offers 82 RV campsites with fire rings and picnic tables. The park service makes sure a dump station with potable water access is available. Six bathhouses are scattered throughout the park, holding both warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets. A visitor center greets guests at the park entrance and serves as the park office. Other facilities include a children’s playground, an interpretive center, and an amphitheater. Two boat ramps allow access to Lake Greeson and the Little Missouri River, which empties into the lake next to the park.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $12 to $25 per night

Self Creek Campground

Self Creek Campground lies one mile west of Daisy State Park next to where Self Creek empties into the Little Missouri River. Self Creek Campground boasts 45 RV sites. Each site is 35 feet in width, more than enough to accommodate an RV along with a picnic table and fire ring. The sites are all paved, with six of the campsites accommodating pull-through RVs up to 65 feet, while the remaining 39 sites are back-in with a limited length of 35 feet. Self Creek Campground provides restrooms with flush toilets and warm showers for its guests. Fishing and swimming are the favorite activities of visitors. A boat ramp and playground are available to enhance the guests' experience. A boat rental service is offered for those interested in getting on Lake Greeson.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes, for one site
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $10 to $18 per night

Kirby Landing Recreation Area and Campground

Kirby Landing Recreation Area and Campground sits 11 miles south of Daisy State Park alongside Lake Greeson. There are 87 RV campsites with graveled access in the campground. Each site is 35 feet in width and includes a picnic table, a lantern pole, and a fire ring. Hot showers and clean restrooms with flush toilets are available for the comfort of visitors. Potable water is supplied at the dump station. Two boat ramps provide access to Lake Greeson for boats of any size. Fishing and swimming are the two main activities that people love to do at the campground. A boat rental service lets everyone enjoy time on Lake Greeson.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $20 to $36 per night

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What to Do at
Daisy State Park

Inside Daisy State Park

Fishing and hiking are the main activities that draw visitors to Daisy State Park. Lake Greeson is famous for its clear waters, which hold stripers, black bass, crappie, bream, catfish, white bass, and smallmouth bass, with northern pike, walleye, and rainbow trout stocked into the upper and lower reaches of the lake in the early spring and late fall. Two hiking and bicycling trails run through and around the park area. The three-quarter-mile Daisy Creek Trail meanders along the creek and near Lake Greeson with signs along the trail that point out the natural wildlife habitats. Bear Creek Cycle Trail goes for 31 miles; it links several parks in the area and is rated as strenuous. 

Outside Daisy State Park

The small communities surrounding Daisy State Park provide a wide variety of restaurant cuisine. However, because of the area's small population, there aren't really any shopping malls or large shopping centers around. To find those and more educational ventures, you have to travel 50 miles or more to other towns and cities. The drive is worth it, though, as you get to truly experience the beautiful land in southwest Arkansas.

Restaurants

Telinga’s Mexican Restaurant

When you are camping at Daisy State Park and get a craving for Mexican food, drop by Telinga’s Mexican Restaurant in Murfreesboro. Their steak and shrimp combination is delicious.

Type: Mexican

Location: 100 East 13th Street, Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Fish Nest

If you are looking for an Arkansas-style fish meal, stop by the Fish Nest in Glenwood. Order your catfish fried or broiled, or if you are looking for something a bit more exotic, the fried frog legs are excellent.

Type: Southern

Location: 164 Highway 70-E, Glenwood, AR 71943

Pizza Inn

You get a lot more choices than just pizza at the Pizza Inn in Glenwood. Though the selection of pizza toppings is superior, try their chicken Alfredo or their spaghetti for an excellent meal.

Type: Pizzeria, Italian

Location: 104 North First Street, Glenwood, AR 71943

Shopping

Wright’s Food Center

Wherever you are camping, you will eventually run short of fresh produce and other groceries. When that happens at Daisy State Park, drive nine miles north to the Wright’s Food Center. Here, you find all the fresh supplies that you need.

Location: 102 West Broadway, Glenwood, AR 71943

Uptown Hot Springs

Uptown Hot Springs in Hot Springs National Park, AR, is 60 miles northeast of Daisy State Park. Uptown Hot Springs is the nearest shopping mall to Daisy State Park. It houses 16 shops, including American Eagle Outfitters, JCPenney, and Claire’s.

Location: 4501 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913

Walmart Supercenter

There is a Walmart Supercenter in Mena, AR, 60 miles northwest of Daisy State Park. If you are in the area on a day trip, stop by to pick up your first-aid supplies and other essential products.

Location: 600 Highway 71 North, Mena, AR 71953

Sightseeing

The Gangster Museum of America

While you are on a day trip to the Hot Springs area, drop by The Gangster Museum of America. Visiting here takes you back to the 1920s and 1930s when gangs ruled the city streets of America. Expert guides narrate video presentations that take you and your family deep into the mysteries of the era.

Location: 510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71953

National Park Aquarium

Venture under the surface of the water at the National Park Aquarium. Watch your kids as they realize what they see is taking place beneath the surface of Lake Greeson.

Location: 209 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901

Mena Kansas City Southern Depot

While you and your family are in Mena, AR, take the time to visit the Mena Kansas City Southern Depot. Built in the early 20th century, the building displays a unique Mediterranean design that has elevated it to the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, you find a museum dedicated to local railroad history.

Location: 524 Sherwood Avenue, Mena, AR 71953

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How to Get to
Daisy State Park

To approach the Daisy State Park Welcome Center from Daisy, AR, head south on West Park Road toward Hickory Lane. At the three-way intersection with Daisy State Park Area A, turn left to stay on West Park Road. At the next corner, turn left onto East Park Road and then drive straight into the Welcome Center.

To get to Daisy from Murfreesboro, AR, take Arkansas Highway 27 North (AR-27 N) for 14 miles to the intersection with Arkansas Highway 70 West (AR-70 W) and Arkansas Highway 84 East (AR-84 E). Turn left onto AR-70 E and drive six miles into Daisy.

Entering Daisy State Park

Daisy State Park is a day-use area that is open from 8 AM until 5 PM daily, except on Saturday and Sunday. From December through February the park is open from 8 AM until 12 PM, and on Friday and Saturday from May 25 through September 1 when the park is open from 8 AM until 8 PM.

Entry fee : $0

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