TAR CAMP, AR

Tar Camp Park is situated near Pool 5 Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River. The campground is known for its beauty and first-class fishing. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.The park is in a forested area along...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Camping outside of the reservation season is first-come, first-served
  • Campground hosts are on duty 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Please check in at the gatehouse upon arrival
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TCAM STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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TCAM STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 36 Back-In
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TCAM TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 51 Back-In
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D STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 42 Back-In
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D STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 48 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

Tar Camp Park is situated near Pool 5 Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River.

The campground is known for its beauty and first-class fishing. 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:

Tar Camp Campground offers more than 50 sites, most with electric and water hookups. Each campsite has a movable lamp post and grill, as well as campfire rings and picnic tables.

Two large group picnic shelters that can each accommodate up to 60 people each can be reserved for day use.

A rock climbing wall and basketball court provide additional recreation opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

Little Rock, the state capital and largest city in Arkansas, is only a short drive away and offers many amenities and cultural attractions.

The nearby town of Pine Bluff is 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 Jul 27 2014 - Fri Jul 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 Jul 27 2014 - Sat Jan 24 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

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 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 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
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • 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
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $9.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $9.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Walk In Season
Mar 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $9.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $19.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $9.00
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):
34.44972, -92.1125
34°26'59"N, 92°6'45"W

From Redfield, Arkansas, take State Route 46 east to State Route 365. Turn left and go 1 block, then turn right and drive 4 miles to Tar Camp Park. Follow signs into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

TAR CAMP
PO BOX 7835
PINE BLUFF  AR  71611-7835

Phone Number:

Project Office: (501)397-5101
Additional Information