When you combine two things you love, you make memories that will last a lifetime. Spending a weekend camping and riding your ATV, UTV, ORV or side-by-side is a great way to get outdoors, have fun and make memories.
After a long day of adventurous riding, it’s always nice to site by the fire at your campsite and relax.
BEST Places to Camp and Ride ORV in Arkansas
I have nine excellent suggestions of where you can camp and ride your ATV. These will definitely quench your thirst for adventure! All of these campgrounds come highly recommended by us Arkansans.
Daisy State Park
The Bear Creek Trail near Mena is great because there is also beautiful camping at the trailhead. Bring your tent or RV and stay awhile! (They also have a yurt.)
“The ATV trail follows the Lake Greeson shoreline offering panoramic views of the lake and Ouachita Mountain range. The 31 miles cross rocky outlays through a mixed pine and oak forest. It begins at Daisy State Park and travels near Kirby Landing and Bear Creek recreation areas, ending on the west end of Rough Mountain.” -source
Arkansas State Parks
You’ll find Bear Creek Trail here:
103 East Park
Kirby, AR 71950
Also called “UTV in The Bay”, this location has four different trails (blue, yellow, orange, and green). You can download maps from their website.
Fairfield Bay has some of the BEST UTV trails near Central Arkansas.
“With over 90 miles of trails, we are the ultimate destination for your ATV weekend. From trails with skill levels ranging from easy to advanced, you’re sure to find the trail that is just right for you.” -source
There are designated parking areas for your truck and trailer.
Byrd’s Adventure Center ORV Park on Mulberry River
“Byrd’s Adventure Center ORV Park offers some of the best private ATV and UTV trails in Arkansas on 800 acres for a day of fun on your favorite machine.
Enjoy ATV / UTV riding in Arkansas, with miles of scenic riding opportunities and numerous play areas featuring jumps, mud pits, and challenging obstacles. You can also explore hundreds of miles of designated OHV trails in the Ozark National Forest surrounding Byrd’s Off-Road Vehicle Park.” -Byrd’s
Byrd’s Adventure Center
7037 Cass Oark Rd
Ozark, AR 72949
Want more adventure? You’ll love this: BEST ATV Trails in Arkansas
“Around us are hundreds of OHV Trails in the Ozark National Forest for ATV’s, SxS’s, and Dirt bikes. The scenery includes beautiful waterfalls, creeks/rivers, caves, wildlife, and plants or you want to challenge yourself on the multi-terrain trails, there is something for everyone. We are central to several 2, 3, and 4 hour motorcycle trips down beautiful scenic Hwy. 7. We have Cabins, RV and Camping Sites, a Cozy Café and a convenience store to enhance your stay.” -source
You’ll find Mack’s Pines here:
22816 SR 7
North Dover, AR 72837
“Situated in the heart of the forest, this trail consists of four loop trails, each converging into the other. The surrounding forest is a mix of hardwoods and pine with numerous streams and small waterfalls. Although the area is primarily developed as a horse trail, it is actually a multiple-use trail open to bikes and hikers with portions open to Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) & high clearance vehicles. 17 Camping spurs.” -source
There is a trail usage fee of $3 per OHV. Campground fees are $15 per site as of publishing. There is a water hydrant available and a vault toilet
Moccasin Gap is operated by the Big Piney Ranger District
(479)284-3150 or (870)446-5122
You’ll find Moccasin Gap here:
Latitude : 35.5737167
Longitude : -93.0684333
Near Dover, Arkansas
Wolf Pen Gap
This location has 400 miles of trails of great ATV trails near Mena, Arkansas, a campground, and cabins. It’s loved by all who visit!
“Named after the World-Famous Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails near Mena, AR, our campground offers an authentic “Arkansas Outdoor” experience. From tent sites for those who likes to “rough it,” to fully furnished cottages with satellite TV, AC & heat, full kitchens and bathrooms, we have what YOU are looking for.” -source
Wolfpen ATV Campground
559 Polk Road 61
Mena, AR 71953
GPS Coordinates:?34? 30′ 35″ N. 94? 5′ 39″ W
Fourche Mountain Adventures
Fourche Mountain Adventures Campground is a great campground where you can ride to the trail directly from the campground. The owner will even come by and check to make sure you had a great ride.
Bonus: They have great showers!
“We are a 40 acre campground on Hwy 270 6 1/2 miles east of Y City, Arkansas. We are adjacent to Fourche (foosh) Mountain ATV Trail system and near the Ouachita (wa shi ta) National Forest Recreation Hiking Trail.” -source
You can bring your RV or primitive camp here. They have water hookups at each site with 30/50 amp electric hookups. Restrooms and a shower area are also available.
They also have a dump station at the campground.
You’ll find Fourche Mountain Adventures Campground here:
10701 Hwy 270
Boles, AR 72926
Redding Recreation Area
“The Redding Campground is a beautiful setting for an outdoor getaway. It sits right next to the wild and scenic Mulberry River and is surrounded by forest. Redding offers up a rock canoe launch and river access which is handicap accessible. A nice bathhouse with flush toilets and warm showers, a well-water system with spouts dispersed throughout the campground, and access to the Spy Rock and Ozark Highland Trail (OHT) is what makes Redding such a desirable place to spend the night, the weekend, or even a week.” -source
Campsites at Redding are available on a first-come/first-served basis. You cannot make reservations.
Currently, there is a $15 charge per campsite. There is also a $3 day use fee if you aren’t staying at a site.
Flush toilets are available as well as several water spigots from a well water system.
You’ll find Redding Recreation Area here:
Latitude : 35.68181
Longitude : -93.786166
Directions: From Ozark take Arkansas 23 north for 18 miles then turn right (east) on Forest Service Road 1003 for 3 miles.
Pleasant Hill Ranger District
Mulberry Mountain Lodge
“Mulberry Mountain Lodging & Events offers its guests the ultimate ATV/UTV riding getaway. Bring your own OHV or rent one of our POLARIS RZR XP 1000’s and explore a multitude of National Forest ATV/UTV trails that are easily accessed directly from Mulberry Mountain’s lodge, cabins, and campground. The best ride in/ride out experience you will find for OHV trails in Arkansas!” –source
The campground at Mulberry Mountain RV & Tent Campground is wooded and shady. They have pull-through sites with water and electric hookups (50 amp, 30 amp, & 110v).
You can also primitive camp here!
There is also a nice bathroom, shower house, and a dump station.
Also, be sure to bring your fishing pole! There are four large fishing ponds located on the property.
You’ll find Mulberry Mountain Lodge here:
4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop
479-667-1919 or 866-667-1919