Carter Cove Campground

Carter Cove Campground sits along the shores of Nimrod Lake and Dam, cradled between Arkansas' Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Nimrod Dam was completed in 1942 as part of a comprehensive plan for flood control and development of water resources in the Fourche LaFave River. Although recreation was not part of the initial mission of the dam project, the lake and surrounding 21,000 acres of pristine land have now become a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing is one of the most popular activities at the lake, with an abundance of catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie available.  Boating, water skiing and tubing are also popular, with 11 boat ramps conveniently located around the lake.  Hikers will enjoy the Forest Hills Trail, a 1.5-mile self-guided nature trail that starts on the south side of Nimrod Dam and meanders through the wooded hills and valleys.  Seasonal hunting is also permitted throughout the lake, except in or near recreation areas.
With 34 spacious and modern campsites and one large group picnic shelter, Carter Cove Campground has plenty of room for the family.  Campers are likely to spot white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, squirrel, rabbit, fox, mink, black bear, dove and waterfowl in the area.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility :

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  •  Beach access
  •  Boat Ramp
  •  Boating
  •  Drinking Water
  •  Dump Station
  •  Electric Hookups
  •  Fishing
  •  Picnic Shelters
  •  Playground
  •  Showers
  •  Swimming


From Plainview, Arkansas, take Route 60 for 3 miles east to the Access Road. Continue 1 mile south and follow signs into campground.

Contact Carter Cove Campground

3 Hwy 7 South
Plainview, Arkansas  72857-9600
Phone: (479) 272-4983


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