Barkshed Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Barkshed is a primitive camp near a clear mountain stream.It was the old "Barkshed Forest Camp" and was the show-off place for visitors to the forest. The picnic pavilion at the top of the hill was used for many such events.

Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No reservations. Sites available on a first-come/first-based only.
Fees $5 per site per day / day-use $3 per day Current forest recreation fees and schedule
Open Season: Open Year-round
Restrictions: Not recommended for large trailers or recreational vehicles (RVs).
Closest Towns: Mountain View
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Sylamore Ranger District (870)269-3228 or Blanchard Springs Visitor Information Center (870)757-2211

General Information

Directions: From Mountain View, take Arkansas 14 west for 17.3 miles. Turn right (north) on Forest Service Road 1115 (gravel) and go 2.1 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 1112 and go 1.4 miles.

Recreation Map

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