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Ozark Mountains + Highlands, Arkansas

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  • Entrance sign.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Pavilion at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Amphitheater at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Cave wall behind the amphitheater.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Spring flowing into a swimming area at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Swimming and cliff jumping area in Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Restrooms in the camping area.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Spring near campgrounds.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Bridge near campgrounds.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • Stream near the swimming area.- Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
  • - Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Camping
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great campsites. Swimming holes. Caverns.
Cons: 
Big crowds in early summer. Some areas are closed.
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Alerts: 
Currently the old Lower Campground campsites 1-14 are closed with no updates on whether they will reopen.
Region:
Ozark Mountains + Highlands, AR
Managed by: 
Forest Services
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Sometimes
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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One of the best places to kick back and enjoy nature in the Arkansas Ozarks is Blanchard Springs Recreation Area. From the hiking trails to the caverns, this place has something for everyone. This area has a total of 18 campsites currently accessible with grills, tables, lantern poles and tent pads. These sites do not have electrical hookups. There are also two group camps available, by reservation only, for a minimum of eight and a maximum of 50 campers. There are also showers and restrooms with hot water available.

Site 15 is closest to the campground's entrance and has one of the larger camping areas, but it doesn't offer as much privacy as others. Sites closest to the restrooms and showers are 18, 23 and 26A/B. Sites 27, 28 and 29 are the nearest to the North Sylamore Creek Trail. While you are staying in the recreation area, make sure to adventure out to see all it has to offer. In addition to the campgrounds, the area is well known for Blanchard Caverns and for Blanchard Springs, where you can see spring water creating a waterfall. There is a natural amphitheater that is frequently the site of outdoor performances, and visitors can also find areas where older trades and crafts such as blacksmithing and leather working are demonstrated. You will get lost in the beautiful hidden treasures that are waiting to be discovered. 

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