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9 Yurts in Arkansas That Make “Camping” Relaxing

If you are looking for beautiful yurts in Arkansas, we have you covered. There are over nine locations where you can stay in a yurt in The Natural State.

To me, a yurt is a wonderful compromise between roughing it and hotel stay. Some even call it “glamping.”

My first stay in an Arkansas yurt was back in 2009. My husband and I stayed in a yurt at the Stonewind Retreat in Chester, Arkansas. It was luxury at its best!

I remember having a full kitchen, a beautiful bathroom, a spacious living area, and a hot tub on the back porch. The views were unbeatable!

Yurt in Arkansas
Arkansas Yurt. Photo by Jeff Gray

Staying in a yurt in Arkansas is an experience that everyone should try at least once. It’s also one of our favorite Arkansas road trip ideas!

Yurts in Arkansas

Each one of these yurts has different amenities. Some of them come with air conditioning and soft beds while others are more of a primitive stay.

Rest assured that there is a yurt in Arkansas that you will love.

Arkansas State Park Yurts

Degray Lake Resort State Park

A YURT (Year-round Universal Recreational Tent) is a large, high walled tent with electricity, wood floors, screened windows and a door that can be locked. Equipped with an ice chest, double burner stove with fuel, folding table with chairs, broom, mop, dust pan, and bunk beds, a YURT can sleep up to six persons. Other amenities include a fire pit, pedestal grill, picnic table, and water faucet. YURTs do not have heat or air-conditioning and linens are not provided. -source

Yurt #1 at Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson
Yurt #1 at Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson. Photo by Jeff Gray
Degray Lake Resort State Park address

2027 State Park Entrance Road
Bismarck, AR 71929

Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton

For those who don’t own camping equipment, the park offers four Rent-A-YURTs available year-round. The YURTs are round, high walled tents with electricity, screened windows, and doors with locks. The rental includes cots, a lantern, stove, and ice chest. Each YURT accommodates up to six persons. -source

Petit Jean State Park yurt
Petit Jean State Park Yurt

We just got back from a four night stay in this yurt. This is Yurt #3 at Petit Jean State Park. We had a lot of fun!

Inside the yurt at Petit Jean State Park
Inside the yurt at Petit Jean State Park

Keep in mind that these yurts don’t have bathrooms or kitchens so you’ll have to cook outside on the grill and use the bathroom at the campground.

The walk to the campground bathroom isn’t a very long one, thankfully.

Picnic table, charcoal grill, gas grill, lantern hook and fire pit outside the yurt
Picnic table, charcoal grill, gas grill, lantern hook and fire pit outside the yurt
Petit Jean State Park address

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd
Morrilton, AR 72110

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Lake Charles State Park near Jonesboro

A half-hour from Jonesboro and about 1.5 hours from Memphis, Lake Charles State Park is a peaceful place located on a 645-acre lake filled with bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. -source

Lake Charles State Park address

3705 Hwy. 25
Powhatan, AR 72458

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Daisy State Park in Kirby

These are the only Arkanas state park yurts that are equipped with heat and air conditioning.

“Located in a scenic setting in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, Lake Greeson and the Little Missouri River create a destination for outdoor recreation. Situated on Lake Greeson, Daisy State Park is a popular place for fishing and kayaking with rentals available.” -source

Yurt #2 at Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson
Yurt #2 at Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson. Photo by Jeff Gray
Daisy State Park address

103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950

Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Springs

The park offers 70 campsites (47 Class AAA and 23 Class B), six primitive tent sites, one Rent-A-Camp, and one Rent-A-Yurt. The park also includes a launch ramp, pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, and a well-marked trail that leads to a waterfall. -source

Lake Catherine State Park address

1200 Catherine Park Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Private Yurts in Arkansas

Catherine’s Landing in Hot Springs

Meet the Yurt: a circular, framed, tent-like structure that includes wooden floors, windows, comfortable beds with fresh linens, and climate controls that take the edge off extreme temperatures. These unique sites offer glampers an ideal overnight experience—stargaze through a skylight and enjoy a semi-private space surrounded by trees. The Yurt Village includes a picnic table, deck and fire ring at each site. -source

Catherine’s Landing address

1700 Shady Grove Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71901

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Lost Valley Canoe in Ponca

The Treehouse Yurt is the newest lodging option available. It is the most unique place to stay in Ponca! It sleeps 4 with a queen size bed and futon sleeper sofa. This is a big step up from camping, and includes a small kitchenette area with a dorm size fridge/freezer, a microwave, coffee pot/filters, fire pit, and grill.source

Lost Valley Canoe address

HWY 43 #10
Ponca, AR 72670

Stonewind Retreat in Chester

Each of our spacious and elegantly appointed Yurt cabins is built on its own 40’x40′ deck overlooking the forests and mountains, with its own 4 – 7 person hot tub on the deck with individual privacy screening. The yurts each have 709sf of living space, central heat and air, log-flame gas stoves, fully furnished kitchens, two-person showers, luxurious linens and furnishings, gas grills off each deck, and all the comforts of home, plus deck tables and chairs to enjoy the views of nature. -source

Stonewind Retreat address

15840 Wilson Branch Dr
Chester, AR 72934

Eureka Yurts in Eureka Springs

If you want all the amenties, you’ll want to book a stay at one of the Eureka Yurts.

Most yurts include: A/C and Heat, Blender, Blow Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Coffee Maker, Coffee, Creamer and Sugar, Dishwasher, Hot Tub, Induction Cooktops, Iron & Ironing Board, Kitchen, Large Walk-In Shower, Microwave/Convection Oven, Private Bathroom, Refrigerator with freezer and ice trays, Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash, Smart TV, Toaster, and wi-fi. -source

Eureka Yurts address

191 Bear Ridge Rd
Eureka Springs, AR 72631

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Yurt #3 at Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson
Yurt #3 at Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson. Photo by Jeff Gray

Caddo River Camping & Canoe

Our newly built luxury yurt is a great escape for couples (2 person max). Heat/air, full kitchen including dishwasher, full bath, and deck with gas grill and beautiful views of the mountains and the Caddo River. New for 2020 Hot Tub for 2 on the deck ! Escape the ordinary and book this yurt!source

Caddo River Camping & Canoe address

26 Hwy 8 East
Glenwood, AR 71943

Yurts in Hot Springs, Arkansas

To recap, two of the yurts we talked about above are located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. So, if you’re planning a family vacation to Hot Springs or just a relaxing getaway, you’ll love these options.

Catherine’s Landing

1700 Shady Grove Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Lake Catherine State Park

1200 Catherine Park Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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