RISING STAR, AR

Rising Star Campground is located on the Arkansas River by Pool 3 Lock and Dam. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.The park is in a forested area along the riverfront, close to the rolling fields of cotton farms...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Host is on duty from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Campsites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 2 p.m.
  • For group shelter, check-in time is 8 a.m. and check-out time is 10 p.m.
  • Poisonous snakes are found in the area, use caution when walking through brush
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RISING STAR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 74 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 79 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 68 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 74 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 97 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 74 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 78 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 61 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 66 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 49 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 90 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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RSTA STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 77 Back-In
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RSTA GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 60 Accessible 0
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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

Rising Star Campground is located on the Arkansas River by Pool 3 Lock and Dam. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.

Natural Features:

The park is in a forested area along the riverfront, close to the rolling fields of cotton farms. It is 193 feet above sea level; winters are generally mild and summer temperatures reach the upper 90s with high humidity.

Red fox are frequently seen in the park, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.

Recreation:

The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream.

Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways.

On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

Facilities:

Rising Star Campground offers 25 sites with electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a dump station and a playground.

There is one accessible group shelter that can accommodate up to 60 people; it is for day-use only and must be reserved.

Nearby Attractions:

Rising Star Park is located 12 miles from Pine Bluff, the home for the Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff Regional Park, the Martha Mitchell Home and other points of interest, as well as shopping and groceries.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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

Season Dates
Rising Star Camping Season Schedule is as follows:
Walk-In: March 1st - March 31st
Peak (Reservations) : April 1st - September 30th
Walk-In: October 1st - October 31st.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sun Mar 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Walk In Season
Mar 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00

*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):
34.16889, -91.73667
34°10'8"N, 91°44'12"W

From Pine Bluff, Arkansas, take U.S. Highway 65 south for 7.8 miles to Linwood. Turn left on Blankinship Road, drive 3.5 miles and follow the signs for Rising Star Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RISING STAR
PO BOX 7835
PINE BLUFF AR 71611-7835

Phone Number:

Information: (870)534-0451
Additional Information