Crystal Springs Campground

Crystal Springs Campground, perched on the shores of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, is an ideal spot for families, friends and couples. Around 1.2 million people visit the lake each year to explore its crystal clear waters and scenic mountain landscape. Lake Ouachita is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains just 10 miles west of Hot Springs National Park. The pool is fed by the cool waters of the Ouachita River and extends about 30 miles over 40,000 surface acres. Visitors enjoy fishing, water skiing, hiking and boating. Scuba diving is particularly popular because of the lake's high underwater visibility. Small and rare freshwater jellyfish (non-stinging) can be found, in addition to many types of fish, including the striped bass, lazily drifting between rocks.  Bald eagles are a big attraction for bird watchers and photographers in winter months.
The campground consists of 76 sites, and most have water and electric hookups.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility :

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Marina
  • Showers
  • Swimming


From Hot Springs, Arkansas, take US 270 west about 15.4 miles to North Crystal Springs Road. Turn right and follow access road three miles north to the park.

Contact Crystal Springs Campground

1130 N. Crystal Road
Royal, Arkansas  71968
Phone: (501) 991-3390


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  • Arkansas