Charlton Campground Partially Opened

Release Date: Sep 8, 2011  

Contact(s): C.J. Norvell, 918.567.2326 ext. 114

 HOT SPRINGS, AR-- Ouachita National Forest managers have reopened portions of the scenic Charlton Recreation Area in Garland County, Arkansas.  The campground, located 20 miles west of Hot Springs, was closed earlier this summer when heavy rains and flooding caused major damage in the area.

Loop A, previously opened only when the remainder of the campground was full, and Loop C are both now open for overnight camping.  Loop A is most often used by primitive camping enthusiasts, while Loop C offers amenities such as electricity, water and sewer.  The Day Use area is also open. 

“Charlton Campground is a beautiful area and is a favorite of locals and out of state visitors alike,” said Norm Wagoner, Ouachita National Forest Supervisor.  “We’re glad to be able to make it available for the public to enjoy prior to the end of the season.”

The swimming area was drained and cleaned of flood debris prior to reopening.  The recreation area will remain open until December 5th, when it will close for the season. 

For more information about recreation opportunities on the Ouachita National Forest, log on to or call 501-321-5202.