Attention: All Swim Beaches on Nimrod Lake are Closed Until Further Notice.

SUNLIGHT BAY, AR

Sunlight Bay Campground sits along the shores of Nimrod Lake and Dam, cradled between Arkansas' Ouachita and Ozark Mountains.Nimrod Dam was completed in 1942 as part of a comprehensive plan for flood control and development of water resources in the Fourche LaFave River. Although...
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Park Entrance/Gatehouse Entrance Sign Playground Fish Cleaning Station Dump Station Restroom with Showers
Overview

Overview

Sunlight Bay Campground sits along the shores of Nimrod Lake and Dam, cradled between Arkansas' Ouachita and Ozark Mountains.

Natural Features:

Nimrod Dam was completed in 1942 as part of a comprehensive plan for flood control and development of water resources in the Fourche LaFave River. Although recreation was not part of the initial mission of the dam project, the lake and surrounding 21,000 acres of pristine land have now become a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

Recreation:

Fishing is one of the most popular activities at the lake, with an abundance of catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie available.

Boating, water skiing and tubing are also popular, with 11 boat ramps conveniently located around the lake.

Hikers will enjoy the Forest Hills Trail, a 1.5-mile self-guided nature trail that starts on the south side of Nimrod Dam and meanders through the wooded hills and valleys.

Campers are likely to spot white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, squirrel, rabbit, fox, mink, black bear, dove and waterfowl in the area. Seasonal hunting is also permitted throughout the lake, except in or near recreation areas.

Facilities:

With 29 spacious and modern campsites and one large group picnic shelter, Sunlight Bay Campground has plenty of room for the family. A boat ramp and playground are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Nimrod Lake is conveniently located adjacent to State Highway 7, a National Scenic Byway and other nearby points of interest like Petit Jean State Park, Mount Nebo State Park and Hot Springs National Park.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Thu Jul 30 2015

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

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Fri Jan 30 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 Sat Mar 15 2014 Sat Oct 25 2014
Walk In Sun Oct 26 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Sat Mar 14 2015
Peak Sun Mar 15 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
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
Mar 15 2014 -
Oct 25 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$32.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Walk In Season
Oct 26 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$32.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 14 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$32.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
Mar 15 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$32.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00

*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):
34.95472, -93.30389
34°57'17"N, 93°18'14"W

From Plainview, Arkansas, take Highway 28 west for a quarter mile, then follow signs to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SUNLIGHT BAY
3 HWY 7 SOUTH
PLAINVIEW  AR  72857-9600

Phone Number:

Information:  (479)272-4234