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RISING STAR, AR

part ofArkansas River - Pool 3, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: RISING STAR
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rising Star Campground is located on the Arkansas River by Pool 3 Lock and Dam. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.

Natural Features:

The park is in a forested area along the riverfront, close to the rolling fields of cotton farms. It is 193 feet above sea level; winters are generally mild and summer temperatures reach the upper 90s with high humidity.

Red fox are frequently seen in the park, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.

Recreation:

The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream.

Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways.

On shore, families enjoy picnicking and using the playground.

Facilities:

Rising Star Campground offers 25 sites with electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a dump station and a playground.

There is one accessible group shelter that can accommodate up to 60 people; it is for day-use only and must be reserved.

Nearby Attractions:

Rising Star Park is located 12 miles from Pine Bluff, the home for the Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff Regional Park, the Martha Mitchell Home and other points of interest, as well as shopping and groceries.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Host is on duty from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Campsites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 2 p.m.
  • For group shelter, check-in time is 8 a.m. and check-out time is 10 p.m.
  • Poisonous snakes are found in the area, use caution when walking through brush

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.16889, -91.73667
34°10'8"N, 91°44'12"W

From Pine Bluff, Arkansas, take U.S. Highway 65 south for 7.8 miles to Linwood. Turn left on Blankinship Road, drive 3.5 miles and follow the signs for Rising Star Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RISING STAR
PO BOX 7835
PINE BLUFF  AR  71611-7835

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)534-0451
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