Gunner Pool Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Gunner Pool Recreation Area offers a campground stretching along the scenic North Sylamore Creek. Campsites are shady and private, but have no electrical or water hook-ups. This recreation area is located within the Sylamore Wildlife Management Area. Hunting is permitted anywhere except within developed recreation areas or where otherwise posted. This management area provides hunting for whitetail deer, wild turkey, black bear, squirrel and other game in season. Visitors can access the Sylamore Hiking Trail via a trailhead located within the Gunner Pool campground. Blanchard Springs Caverns is located just minutes away from this recreation area. The White and Buffalo Rivers border the east and west sides of the district, where visitors can enjoy float fishing and canoeing. Camping- 27 campsites with grills, tables, lantern poles and tent pads. Access is by a steep, winding, dirt road, not recommended for large recreation vehicles.

Gunner Pool Recreation Area Guide

Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water is turned off seasonally
Operational Hours: Open year-round unless weather makes the access roads unsafe.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Parking
Fees Campground - $10/site/day year round. Day-use $3/day. Current forest recreation fees and schedule
Open Season: Year-round
Closest Towns: Mountain View
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Chemical
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 14.2 miles then right on Forest Service Road 1102 (gravel) for 3 miles. Not recommended for large trailers or Recreation Vehicles (RVs)

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Water Activities

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Picnic tables
Tent camping