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The Best Camping in Calico Rock

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Top camping spots in and near Calico Rock

  • Calico Rock, Arkansas

    Sylamore Scenic Byway

    26.4 mi / 2070 ft gain
    Sylamore Scenic Byway is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Calico Rock, Arkansas.
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  • Fifty-Six, Arkansas

    Steele Falls Trail

    2.75 mi / 538 ft gain
    Steele Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mountain View, Arkansas.
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  • Calico Rock, Arkansas

    North Sylamore Creek Trail

    22.33 mi / 2923 ft gain
    North Sylamore Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Big Flat, Arkansas.
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  • Yellville, Arkansas

    Buffalo River Trail: Dillards Ferry to Spring Creek Road

    11.38 mi / 1959 ft gain
    Buffalo River Trail: Dillards Ferry to Spring Creek Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Harriet, Arkansas.
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  • Saint Joe, Arkansas

    Tyler Bend Riverview Trail

    2.25 mi / 502 ft gain
    Tyler Bend Riverview Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Saint Joe, Arkansas.
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  • Saint Joe, Arkansas

    Collier Homestead Trail

    1.12 mi / 144 ft gain
    Collier Homestead Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Saint Joe, Arkansas.
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  • Batesville, Arkansas

    Climb at Jamestown Crag

    5.0
    Jamestown Crag is just a few minutes south of Batesville and is one of the largest, most exposed areas of Atoka sandstone in Northeast Arkansas. There are 70+ well bolted sport routes ranging in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.13. The crag offers many top rope and lead routes, the tallest of which being...
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  • Heber Springs, Arkansas

    Paddle the Little Red River

    The Little Red starts at the base of Greers Ferry Dam. This river is crystal clear and is stocked with trout. Water temperature stays at around 46° F, so there is always a dense fog over the water creating a beautiful gloss over the area. Over time pieces of mountain have made their way down in a...
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  • Marshall, Arkansas

    Stack Rock Trail

    2.61 mi / 384 ft gain
    Stack Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Saint Joe, Arkansas.
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Hike to Punchbowl Falls

    3.2
    4 mi / -600 ft gain
    Go in the early Fall or late Spring! You start off on the Ozark Highland Trail. As you start walking along the trail you can see where people have slept the night before. Camping is acceptable out here, you do not have to pay, but the downside is that the closest town is about an hour away so if ...
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Sandstone Castles via Twin Falls Trail

    6.7 mi / 1050 ft gain
    Sandstone Castles via Twin Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Witts Springs, Arkansas.
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Richland Creek Campground Trail

    5.0
    3.53 mi / 292 ft gain
    Richland Creek Campground Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Witts Springs, Arkansas.
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Camp at Richland Creek Campground

    5.0
    This is one of my favorite places to camp in Arkansas. Once you get there you can hike to Twin Falls or Sandstone Castle, or explore the numerous cascades along Richland Creek. It's a relatively small campground with 11 campsites, but has a lot of places to hang hammocks and also offers a picnic ...
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Hike to Twin Falls in the Richland Creek Wilderness Area

    4.0
    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hike begins at Richland Creek Campground. There's a trace trail that begins from the lowest walk-in campsites and continues along Richland Creek as you head back towards the waterfall. Parking and trailhead coordinates are 35.79839, -92.95774. It's not quite a bushwhack, but it's still a pre...
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  • Witts Springs, Arkansas

    Backpack to the Sandstone Castles

    5.0
    8 mi / 1000 ft gain
    From the Richland Creek campground, Twin Falls is an approximate 3 mile hike followed by another mile (give or take) to the "Castles". Directly above a small camping area on top of Twin Falls there begins a more primitive trail up the center on the ridge that will take you straight to the enormou...
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