Camping & Cabins Overview

The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests offer a variety of camping opportunities. You can pitch a tent, park the RV, pop-up trailer or pick-up truck, or roll out the sleeping bag. Whatever your method of camping, it will be a truly natural experience in the Ozark Mountains or along Crowley's Ridge. more


Fees are charged on a number of Ozark-St. Francis recreation sites; however, there are many recreation sites on the forests which do not charge a fee. Camping fees vary from $4.00 - $10.00 per night per site.

Primitive camping

If you are one of those folks who prefers a different, more rugged camp experience, primitive camping is allowed almost anywhere in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests unless there is a sign stating otherwise, or it is a wildlife food plot. more

Day-Use / Picnic

Several of the campgrounds have Day-Use Areas in or near them. Some day-use areas have swimming beaches, picnic tables, and pavilions. Boat Ramp facilities are also considered day-use and are subject to the same fees as the picnic/swimming areas. These fees are usually $3.00 per day per car, truck, or passenger van. Fees are per person when entering by foot, bus, or other mode of transportation. Some concessionaires set the fees for camping and day-use areas. more