Loop A at Charlton Recreation Area will open April 1, 2014 for tent camping. The campground, located 20 miles west of Hot Springs, was closed in early 2011 when heavy rains and flooding caused major damage in the area.
The day use area and Loops B and C will open for RV/Tent camping and Day-use Thursday, April 10, 2014. Picnic, swim, hike, and fish along picturesque Walnut Creek, a cold, spring-fed mountain stream in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest. This historic recreation area features a captivating native stone dam that forms the swimming area and rustic bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps federal work program in 1935.
• Hunting is not allowed in recreational areas. • Please read and follow the posted regulations. • You are responsible for your fires. Build them in stoves, grills, and fire rings only. • No fishing in the swimming area. • All pets mus remain on a leash. • There is a fee to use this facility. Please pay at the self-service pay station.
Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
Directions: Twenty miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270.