Joplin Campground

Joplin Campground on Lake Ouachita is an excellent destination for pristine lakefront camping. Joplin is perched on a slender peninsula with plenty of attractive scenic views of the water and surrounding mountain terrain. World-class striper fishing goes on in the lake, and wildlife watchers can find everything from bobcats to rare freshwater jellyfish. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of Central Arkansas, Lake Ouachita spans a surface area of 40,000 acres, making it the biggest lake completely within the state of Arkansas. The region has a climate with four seasons. Spring and fall are mild, summer is hot and humid, and winter is variable with temperatures ranging from below freezing on up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Prized as one of the clearest lakes in the nation, Ouachita Lake is ideal for scuba diving. Visitors also enjoy hiking, biking, scenic driving, water skiing, fishing and hunting.

RV sites have electric hookups, but keep in mind the spaces are small and unpaved. Water hookups are not available, but a water faucet is located in each loop.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility :

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Marina
  • Showers
  • Swimming


From Hot Springs, Arkansas: Take US 270 west for 23.5 miles to Mountain Harbor Road. Turn right and follow access road three miles north to the park.

Contact Joplin Campground

303 Camp Road Rd.
Ida, Arkansas  71957
Phone: (870) 867-4472


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  • Arkansas