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CHOCTAW, AR

part ofGREERS FERRY LAKE, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Choctaw Campground is located on the spacious Greers Ferry Lake nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

In the 19th century, a city named Higden flourished where the lake now rests. The city suffered from frequent flooding and as a result a man-made lake was created for flood control of the area.

Today, the city's remains sit below the lake, enticing scuba divers and archeologists alike.

Natural Features:

Greers Ferry Lake spans 30,000 acres of north-central Arkansas. The dam creating the reservoir stands at the foot of the beautiful Round Mountain, with water trickling through to the Little Red River.

Recreation:

Whether a visitor prefers boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming or scuba diving, Greers Ferry Lake has it all. The river tributaries keep anglers entertained, as they produce some of the largest walleye in the world; the record breaker was a whopping 23 lbs.

In spring, the countryside becomes a photographer's paradise with wildflowers, redbud and dogwood trees in full bloom.

Facilities:

Choctaw Park is open from the middle of May through mid-September. The sizable campground has 91 sites with electric hookups and 55 non-electric.

Campers can enjoy the hot showers, group picnic shelter, boat ramp, playground, swimming area and public marina.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the quaint historic towns around the lake for shopping and dining.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • Attendants are on duty
  • One wheeled camping unit and two tents or four tents are allowed per site
  • ATV's, golf carts or off-road vehicles are prohibited
  • Camping outside reservation season is first come-first served
  • If you arrive after gatehouse hours, please register the following morning

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.53556, -92.38111
35°32'8"N, 92°22'52"W

From Clinton, AR, take US 65 5 mi S to AR 330 then 3.5 mi E. Follow signs From Clinton, AR, take US 65 5 miles south to AR 330 then 3.5 miles east. into campground. Follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHOCTAW
3850 Highway 330 East
Clinton  AR  72031

Phone Number:

Information:  (501)745-8320
William Carl Garner Visitor Center: 501-362-9067 Greers Ferry Project Office: 501-362-2416

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