BIG COON CREEK, AR

Big Coon Creek Campground sits along the lush banks of Gillham Lake in southwest Arkansas. Nicknamed the "Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham Lake is a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.Gillham Lake spans 1,370 surface acres and boasts 36 miles of shoreline...
Status: Open through Wed Nov 26 2014   Season Dates

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  • Campsites are first come, first served outside the reservation season
  • Beware of sudden changes in water level below dam; if warning horn sounds twice, water will rise, if it sounds once, water will lower
  • Please wear a life jacket when participating in water recreation
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 77 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 75 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 49 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 90 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 85 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 49 Pull-Through
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 130 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 132 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 87 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 81 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 99 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 32 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 55 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 70 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 95 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 68 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 106 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 105 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 131 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 69 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 78 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 70 Back-In
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BIG COON CREEK STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 90 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Big Coon Creek Campground sits along the lush banks of Gillham Lake in southwest Arkansas.

Nicknamed the "Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham Lake is a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

Gillham Lake spans 1,370 surface acres and boasts 36 miles of shoreline. The lake stems from the Cossatot River, designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy the lake for its vast boating opportunities, and a boat ramp is provided for easy water access. The river can be canoed from a point below the dam to U.S. Highway 71 South, a distance of about 16 miles. For shorter canoe trips, there are access roads to the river at Mize Crossing and Ladd Bridge.

Anglers will find smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass, saugeye, crappie, channel and flathead catfish and various species of sunfish in the river. Fly fishing is also a popular pastime.

Hunting is allowed north of Little Coon Creek Park and on the eastern shore of the lake. Check with the Arkansas Game and Fish for Season Dates and Regulations.

Facilities:

Coon Creek provides 31 sites, each with water and 50-amp electric hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a boat ramp, swimming beach, dump station and a playground.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 23 2014 - Fri Feb 20 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun May 11 2014 Thu Sep 11 2014
Walk In Fri Sep 12 2014 Wed Nov 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 11 2014 -
Sep 11 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $13.00-$15.00
Walk In Season
Sep 12 2014 -
Nov 26 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $13.00-$15.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.17333, -94.32
34°10'24"N, 94°19'12"W

From De Queen, Arkansas, head north on US-59/US-71. Continue for nearly 10 miles and turn left on 5th Street. Follow signs into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG COON CREEK
POLK ROAD 474
GILLHAM  AR  71841

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)584-4161
Additional Information