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JOPLIN, AR

Joplin Campground on Lake Ouachita is an excellent destination for pristine lakefront camping. Joplin is perched on a slender peninsula with plenty of attractive scenic views of the water and surrounding mountain terrain. World-class striper fishing goes on in the lake, and wildlife...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Due to rising water levels, campsites may become unavailable without notice
  • No off-road vehicles allowed in park
  • This facility has first come, first served campsites
  • No paved camping pads
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A STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 25 Back-In
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A TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 12 0
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A STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 53 Back-In
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A STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 34 Back-In
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A STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 35 Back-In
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A TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 12 0 Back-In
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A STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 44 Back-In
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A TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 12 0 Back-In
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A TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 12 0 Back-In
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B TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 12 0
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B TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 12 0
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B STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 20 Back-In
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B STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 30 Back-In
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B STANDARD ELECTRIC 12 30 Back-In
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B TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 12 0
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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

Joplin Campground on Lake Ouachita is an excellent destination for pristine lakefront camping. Joplin is perched on a slender peninsula with plenty of attractive scenic views of the water and surrounding mountain terrain.

World-class striper fishing goes on in the lake, and wildlife watchers can find everything from bobcats to rare freshwater jellyfish.

Natural Features:

Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of Central Arkansas, Lake Ouachita spans a surface area of 40,000 acres, making it the biggest lake completely within the state of Arkansas.

The region has a climate with four seasons. Spring and fall are mild, summer is hot and humid, and winter is variable with temperatures ranging from below freezing on up to the 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Recreation:

Prized as one of the clearest lakes in the nation, Ouachita Lake is ideal for scuba diving.

Visitors also enjoy hiking, biking, scenic driving, water skiing, fishing and hunting, as well.

Facilities:

RV sites have electric hookups, but keep in mind the spaces are small and unpaved. Water hookups are not available, but a water faucet is located in each loop. Other amenities include a dump station, fish cleaning station, hot showers, boat ramp and a swim beach.

Nearby Attractions:

Head to Hot Springs National Park and discover how it earned the nickname, "The American Spa." Or take a scenic drive through the 1.8 million-acres of Ouachita National Forest.

Boat rentals, horseback riding rentals and the Hickorynut Lookout Tower are not far from the campground.

Booking Window

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Sep 22 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

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

TENT ONLY ELECTRIC

Mon Sep 22 2014 - Thu Mar 19 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

Mon Sep 22 2014 - Thu Mar 19 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 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • 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 -
Oct 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$12.00
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $10.00-$16.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$16.00

*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):
34.57528, -93.44028
34°34'31"N, 93°26'25"W

From Hot Springs, Arkansas: Take US 270 west for 23.5 miles to Mountain Harbor Road. Turn right and follow access road three miles north to the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

JOPLIN
303 Camp Road Rd.
Ida  AR  71957

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)867-4472
Additional Information