Jefferson Ridge

Dierks, Arkansas

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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.

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 toilets, showers, drinking water and two dump stations. A playground, two swimming beaches and two boat ramps provide additional recreation opportunities.

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.

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.

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