Bard Springs

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Please check wtih District for availablility of campsites.  Small campground with adirondake-type shelters in a remote mountain setting on a small scenic stream provides a good site for a base camp for hikers in the Caney Creek Wildernes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Four campsites in low-lying area closed for overnight use, open for day use only.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Current fees are posted at the self-service pay stations, with instructions on how to pay.
Open Season: March
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: 7 miles north of Athens, Arkansas.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Take Arkansas Hwy. 84 west of Glenwood, AR; turn northwest on Arkansas Hwy. 246 at Athens, AR; turn right (north) on Forest Service Road 38 for 7miles; turn right (east) on forest Service Road 106 for 1/2 mile.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Small campground with adirondike-type shelters in a remote mountain setting.

Sleeping Shelter5 adirondack shelters.
No. of SitesNone
No. of Accessible sites17
Status: Open

Cabin Rentals

Adirondack shelters


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Water Activities

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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
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