Family Camping in Northwest Arkansas

The camping in Arkansas is so good that you’re spoiled for choice. Every corner of the state has beautiful scenery, plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, and terrific campgrounds. But our corner, Northwest Arkansas, may have the rest of the state beat. Here are some of the best places for family camping in NWA!

Devil’s Den State Park

If you’re looking for camping near Fayetteville, AR, Devil’s Den is just a brief 40-minute drive from Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters. The park offers backpacking, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, and more.

Devil’s Den State Park is worth visiting just as much for the history as for the beautiful scenery.

More information about camping at Devil’s Den.

Lake Wedington

Another great spot for family camping in NWA is Lake Wedington. Located just outside of Fayetteville in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Lake Wedington offers, hiking, fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities. Whether camping at Lake Wedington, or just visiting for the day, you can rent paddle boats or canoes to take out on the lake!

More information about camping at Lake Wedington.

Buffalo River

The best way to enjoy America’s first national river is by spending the night on its banks! There are plenty of campgrounds along the Buffalo National River. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire state of Arkansas, and easily one of the best places to go camping in Arkansas, especially if you enjoy swimming, paddling, or playing on the river!

More information about camping along the Buffalo River.

Lake Fort Smith State Park

Lake Fort Smith is the starting point for the Ozark Highlands Trail, and a great place to spend the weekend! Needless to say there’s quality hiking, but there’s also swimming, fishing, boating, boat rentals. Stop by the visitors center to learn more about the history, plant and animal life of the area!

More information about camping at Lake Fort Smith State Park.

Lake Leatherwood City Park

Lake Leatherwood City Park – located outside of Eureka Springs – boasts over 120 bird species, 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as boating and fishing. In other words, Lake Leatherwood has something for everyone.

More information about camping at Lake Leatherwood.


Stop by and see us here at Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters in Fayetteville, Arkansas before your next camping trip! Whether you need a few last minute camping supplies, or you need everything for your first-ever camping trip, we’ve got you covered!

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