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Big Sugar Creek State Park, AR

193 RV rentals

Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Big Sugar Creek State Park protects a wonderland of oak and pine woodlands. It occupies more than 2,000 acres in the picturesque Elk Hills region of Southwest Missouri and offers a bevy of outdoor activities, from camping and hiking to fishing and birdwatching. Nature enthusiasts will love the diversity, with the chance to spot rare Ozark Chinquapin oaks, armadillos, and other unique flora and fauna.

Craving a dose of fresh air and mountain scenery? Book an RV in McDonald County and you can explore Big Sugar Creek State Park at your own pace. You'll find RV rentals for every occasion, budget, and style. With a home on wheels, you'll have the freedom …

Buffalo National River, AR

167 RV rentals

Buffalo National River is located in north-central Arkansas, barely 50 miles from the state border with Missouri. The tiny communities of Snowball and St. Joe are located within about 15 minutes of the river. The nearest larger town is Harrison, found around 50 miles to the northwest, while the nearest city is Fayetteville, which is over 100 miles to the west.

Buffalo National River is situated in a very rural part of the state, surrounded by national forestland. This location makes it a great place to enjoy outdoor activities. Water-based sports are, obviously, the primary offering here, hiking, camping, and scenic drives are available as well. There's plenty to do if you know where to look around this …

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, AR

128 RV rentals

Neighboring cities with verdant Gassville and rural Flippin, Bull Shoals is a breathtaking city in the Ozarks of North Central Arkansas, with numerous opportunities for exploring the outdoors. Snuggled just under the Bull Shoals Dam is Bull Shoals-White River State Park, a richly forested scenic retreat that's often called an angler’s paradise. With the surrounding White River, marked trails, interpretive programs, exhibit hall, and so much more, the park is an interactive stop filled with fun for the whole family.

In 1952, a dam was built across the White River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a reservoir for flood control and hydroelectric generation. This reservoir is now the over 45,000-acre long Bull Shoals Lake. Just …

Cane Creek State Park, AR

66 RV rentals

Cane Creek State Park sits on the border of the Gulf Coastal Plain and the Mississippi Delta, making it a fantastic place to discover the biodiversity of the Natural State. At the center of the park, 1,675-acre Cane Creek Lake provides a picturesque setting for boating and fishing. When you're not making a splash in the lake or paddling along the bayou, work up a sweat hiking and mountain biking on one of the most extensive trail systems in the state. You'll also find scenic picnic spots, family-friendly recreation facilities, and excellent nature programs, making Cane Creek State Park a top choice for RV camping vacations in Arkansas.

A less than an hour and a half from Little Rock, …

Crater of Diamonds State Park, AR

80 RV rentals

Only a few places in the world allow people to search for diamonds in their original source, and Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas is one of them. Crater of Diamonds State Park is just over an hour’s drive from Hot Springs and just over two hours northeast of Little Rock, making it an excellent base camp or stopover for RV campers exploring this scenic part of Arkansas.

The most noteworthy diamonds found at Crater of Diamonds State Park include the Uncle Sam, the largest diamond to ever be discovered in the United States at 40.23 carats, the Amarillo Starlight, the Star of Arkansas, and the Esperanza. Search for an RV in Pike County and head out …

Crowley's Ridge State Park, AR

74 RV rentals

Crowley’s Ridge State Park is situated in northern Arkansas and covers over 291 acres. It was originally the home of Benjamin Crowley, a pioneer. The Civilian Conservation Corps took over the land in the 1930s and converted it into a park designed to honor Crowley’s legacy. Besides creating trails, the Civilian Conservation Corps also built unique log cabins, most of which can still be seen today.

This state park is located next to Crowley’s Ridge Parkway, which is a scenic road that travels through the heart of Arkansas. This makes the park very accessible for RV rentals in Greene County. It’s also near cities such as Paragould and Brookland. While the area can be somewhat humid during the summer, …

Daisy State Park, AR

82 RV rentals

Located in south-western Arkansas, Daisy State Park covers a 276-acre area of Pike County. Lying at the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the park boasts lush green grasslands, majestic timberlands, and the serene Lake Greeson. Daisy State Park is isolated enough to enjoy a weekend in the wilderness camping with an RV. At the same time it is also close enough to the towns of Glenwood, Amity, and Norman should you need to stock up on any last-minute supplies and explore the outdoor areas of these locations.

Daisy State Park offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Take a boat or kayak out onto Lake Greeson and enjoy beautiful waterside views. Bait up your fishing rod and attempt …

Davidsonville Historic State Park, AR

71 RV rentals

Set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Davidsonville Historic State Park combines pioneer history with modern amenities. The park protects the frontier town of Davidsonville, which was established in 1815 and later became the birthplace of the Territory of Arkansas. Today, a series of restored buildings and archeological sites offer a glimpse of the town's fascinating history and the role it played in local trade and travel. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh air, with fishing, boating, and hiking just some of the outdoor activities on offer.

Planning an adventure in the Natural State? Book an RV in Randolph County and you can escape to Davidsonville Historic State Park. You'll find rental RVs for every …

Degray Lake Resort State Park, AR

93 RV rentals

Bring your RV to Bismarck, Arkansas and plan to camp at DeGray Lake Resort State Park for a fun-filled vacation. Located near Hot Springs, this resort state park encompasses the shores of DeGray Lake and is just over an hour from Little Rock. Spend time hiking, biking, or horseback riding through the park or head out onto DeGray Lake for some fun on the water.

Book an RV in Hot Springs County and plan to spend a few days RV camping at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Pine Bluff is about an hour and a half from the park and offers several shops and great restaurants with American, Italian, and Mexican cuisines. Stock up on supplies before heading …

Devil's Den State Park, AR

172 RV rentals

Devil's Den State Park, located in Washington County, Arkansas, is a 2,500-acre state park consisting of lakes, hills, and the rocky scenery of Lee Creek Valley in the Ozark Mountains. A nearby rock dam is responsible for Lake Devil, one of the park's major attractions which is surrounded by beautiful, abundant forests. Visitors can also explore the park's caves.

Devil's Den State Park, officially established in the 1930s, welcomes thousands of visitors all excited for the hiking, biking, and wildlife watching opportunities available in the park. Camping at Devil's Den State Park is a unique experience in and of itself, with a mix of rustic cabins and a campground which caters to tent and RV campers as well as equestrians. …

Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR

139 RV rentals

Fort Smith National Historic Site, near the similarly-named town of Fort Smith, is a memorial to the original fort and the soldiers who served there; at the time, it was located in the most distant reaches of the U.S. Territory, making it difficult to receive information or supplies. The purpose of the garrison and its compliment was to create peace between two warring Indian tribes, the Osage and the Cherokee.

The fort was abandoned in 1824 but re-established again in 1838; this second fort remained in effect until 1871. Today the historic site has two of the buildings that were used by the second fort and the remains of a stone wall along with traces of a few military …

Hot Springs National Park, AR

98 RV rentals

Famous for its Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, Arkansas is home to Hot Springs National Park. Many people flock to the park for the natural hot springs and their believed medicinal values, as well as the spa experiences. Search for an RV in Garland County and explore all the natural beauty Hot Springs National Park has to offer.

Little Rock is just an hour northeast of the park so you can fly from anywhere in the country and then rent an RV in Little Rock and head over to Hot Springs National Park. You can even explore the Ouachita National Forest while camping near Hot Springs. The hot springs flow down from Hot Springs Mountain, which is a part of the …

Jacksonport State Park, AR

117 RV rentals

Heading to Arkansas for a long-awaited vacation may not seem all that exciting, but Arkansas is known as the Natural State and has spectacular views and breathtaking state parks. Spend a weekend RV camping at Jacksonport State Park and unplug from the demands of everyday life. Located just outside of Newport, near Jacksonport, this smaller park consists of 164 acres and houses the 1872 Jackson Courthouse historical site.

Book an RV in Jackson County and head over to the state park RV campgrounds for a fun-filled family vacation. Bald Knob is only about a 40-minute drive to the south of the park, where you can stock up on supplies before parking your rig for the weekend. Head southwest of …

Lake Catherine State Park, AR

92 RV rentals

Nestled in the serene Ouachita Mountain region, between the towns of Hot Springs and Malvern, is Lake Catherine State Park. The park protects more than 2,000 acres of pinewoods, wildflowers, lovely creeks, waterfalls, and lakeshore. Those who pay attention to their surroundings will likely spot multiple marine bird species, forest critters, and even some of the bigger animals like white-tailed deer.

The park’s natural beauty, trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds make it an ideal location for RV camping, family picnics, fishing, boating, and hiking. The town of Hot Springs and other area attractions are just a few miles away, so those exploring this area in a rental motorhome will have plenty of ways to occupy their time.

For an …

Lake Charles State Park, AR

76 RV rentals

Lake Charles State Park is set in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and showcases the natural beauty of the Upper Delta. The park is set on the southwest shore of Lake Charles, a 645-acre reservoir that provides a picturesque backdrop for swimming, boating, and fishing. When you're not making a splash, spend your days picnicking by the water, hiking scenic trails, and taking part in ranger-led nature programs.

At just 30 minutes from Jonesboro and an hour and a half from Memphis, Lake Charles State Park is popular with weekend warriors looking to escape the city. With RV rentals in Lawrence County, you can also enjoy a getaway to Lake Charles State Park. From compact campervans to …

Lake Chicot State Park, AR

12 RV rentals

Lake Chicot State Park is located about eight miles west of Lake Village, AR and around 20 miles from Greenville, MS. The park was named 'Chicot’ a French word for ‘stumpy ‘because of the high number of cypress stumps and trees surrounding the lake. This park is open for year-round recreation. If you like aquatic activities, wildlife watching or just being outdoors Lake Chicot State Park is for you. Lake Chicot is the main feature at Lake Chicot State Park and is believed to have formed over 600 years ago, Lake Chicot is one of the largest oxbow lakes in the United States, and this 22-mile lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Arkansas. The park is …

Lake Dardanelle State Park, AR

151 RV rentals

Northcentral Arkansas is a delightful place to visit when you are exploring various state park RV campgrounds. After you search for an RV in Pope County, which is in north-central Arkansas, it will be easy to head to Lake Dardanelle State Park to stay a night, three, or more. This state park rests on the shores of Lake Dardanelle, a massive 34,000-acre reservoir that is fed by the Arkansas River.

The park is home to a massive visitor’s center that overlooks the lake, and guests at Lake Dardanelle State Park, will find many exciting features in this 10,000 square foot building. While camping at Lake Dardanelle State Park you’ll be able to easily access a lot of the cities …

Lake Fort Smith State Park, AR

138 RV rentals

Lake Fort Smith State Park is tucked into the northwestern corner of Arkansas, just a short drive from Mountainburg. Less than an hour from the larger cities of Fayetteville and Springdale, Lake Fort Smith State Park is the perfect stop off for anyone with an RV rental looking to explore The Land Of Opportunity.

Technically, the park was first established in 1967 but was renovated and reopened in 2008, complete with new and modern amenities. Designed to mimic the original style of the park, the new facilities provide all the modern comforts within a faux 1930’s village setting.

Nestled into the Boston Mountain Valley and in close proximity to Arkansas’ large cities, search for an RV in Crawford …