Winding Stair Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Visitors enjoy the peaceful setting of this campground located within three miles of several trail systems, including Horsethief and Billy Creek Trails.  The Mountain-top Trail has a one-mile loop and a two-mile loop adjacent to the campground.  The 192-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail passes the campground as it extends from Talimena State Park in Oklahoma to Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Arkansas.

This campground is one of many attractions along the Talimena Scenic Byway, a 54-mile highway winding along the crests of Winding Stair and Rich Mountains.

Emerald Vista, north of this campground, boasts a birds-eye view of the Ouachita National Forest from atop the Scenic Byway. Picnic tables are available.

A backpacker’s camp, located about 300 feet west of the main campground, is open year-round.  Facilities include five tent pads, table, fire ring, lantern poles and pit toilet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opened for the season 3/1/16 -Backpackers camp only open year-round -
Operational Hours: Closed in the Winter.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Parking
Fees Current fees and regulations are posted at the self-service pay station. Current recreation fees and schedule.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: Current fees and regulations are posted at the self-service pay station.
Water: No Water is available at this time
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

The campground is located on the Talimena Scenic Drive (Oklahoma State Highway 1), two miles west of US Highway 259 junction. At mile post 23.7 on the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, the campground is accessed by a short spur trail blazed in white.


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Day Hiking

Visitors enjoy the peaceful setting of this campground located within three miles of several trail systems, including Horsethief and Billy Creek Trails. The Mountain-top Trail has a one-mile loop and a two-mile loop adjacent to the campground. The 192-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail passes the campground as it extends from Talimena State Park in Oklahoma to Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Arkansas.

 

Fees: No fee.

Backpacking

A backpacker’s camp, located about 300 feet west of the main campground, is open year-round. Facilities include five tent pads, table, fire ring, lantern poles and pit toilet.

Fees: No fee.

Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets Pit
Parking
Tent camping
Interpretive Site
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.7144611

  Longitude : 
-94.6750917