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JEFFERSON RIDGE, AR

part ofDierks Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: JEFFERSON RIDGE
Status: Open through Wed Oct 28 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Jefferson Ridge Campground is located on Dierks Lake in southwestern Arkansas. Rugged ridges bordering the lake create stunning views, and visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and hunting.

Natural Features:

Dierks Lake is in the Ouachitas region of Arkansas and sits on the Saline River. The lake shore is forested with a mixture of hardwoods and pine.

Recreation:

The 1360-acre lake offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Dierks Lake is known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing.

Hunters will find nearly 600 acres of public hunting lands in the upper reaches of the project. Game species include white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, grey and fox squirrel, cottontail rabbit and a variety of waterfowl.

Facilities:

This year-round campground offers 85 family sites and two day-use group picnic shelters, all with electric and water hookups. Several sites located at the water's edge.

Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. A playground, a swimming beach and boat ramp provide additional recreation opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

A day trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, just 30 miles from the park, is a popular activity. The diamond mine is the only one of its kind in the country, where visitors get to keep any diamonds and semi-precious stones they unearth, regardless of value.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • The Dierks Lake Project Office can be reached at 870-286-2346
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.10722, -94.05056
34°6'26"N, 94°3'2"W

From Dierks, Arkansas, travel 5 miles west on US-70, then 5 miles north on Green Chapel Road. Follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JEFFERSON RIDGE
952 LAKE ROAD PO BOX 8
DIERKS  AR  71833

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)286-3214
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