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CRYSTAL SPRINGS, AR

Crystal Springs Campground, perched on the shores of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, is an ideal spot for families, friends and couples. Around 1.2 million people visit the lake each year to explore its crystal clear waters and scenic mountain landscape.Lake Ouachita is nestled in the ...
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** 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

Crystal Springs Campground, perched on the shores of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, is an ideal spot for families, friends and couples. Around 1.2 million people visit the lake each year to explore its crystal clear waters and scenic mountain landscape.

Natural Features:

Lake Ouachita is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The pool is fed by the cool waters of the Ouachita River and extends about 30 miles over 40,000 surface acres.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy fishing, water skiing, hiking and boating. Scuba diving is particularly popular because of the lake's high underwater visibility. Small and rare freshwater jellyfish (non-stinging) can be found, in addition to many types of fish, including the striped bass, lazily drifting between rocks.

Bald eagles are a big attraction for bird watchers and photographers in winter months.

Facilities:

The campground consists of 76 sites, and most have water and electric hookups. The two group picnic shelters also have electricity. Other amenities include a dump station, fish cleaning station, hot showers, boat ramp, playground and a swim beach.

Adjacent to the campground is a day-use public beach with picnic tables, showers and an amphitheater.

Nearby Attractions:

Part of the scenic 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail runs just north of the lake. Here, hikers and mountain bikers can explore an array of breathtaking views in the Ouachita Mountains.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Wed Sep 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Mon Mar 23 2015

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

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Mon Mar 23 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
Walk In Tue Sep 09 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Tue Sep 08 2015
Walk In Wed Sep 09 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Marina
  • 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
Walk In Season
Sep 09 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC N/A
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC N/A
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 08 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC N/A
Walk In Season
Sep 09 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC N/A

*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):
34.54694, -93.36111
34°32'49"N, 93°21'40"W

From Hot Springs, Arkansas, take US 270 west about 15.4 miles to North Crystal Springs Road. Turn right and follow access road three miles north to the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CRYSTAL SPRINGS
1130 N. Crystal Road
ROYAL  AR  71968

Phone Number:

Information:  (501)991-3390
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