Bard Springs Recreation Area
Small campground with Adirondack-type shelters in a remote mountain setting on a small scenic stream. It provides a good site for a base camp for hikers in the Caney Creek Wilderness.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Storms during April 2020 caused damage to the campground and day-use area. The campground remains closed. The Day-use area is open, including restroom. The gate is closed and walk-in only.|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Fees:||Shelters: $8 per night.
Day Use Area: No Charge (Gate closed, walk-in only)
(current recreation fees and schedule)
|Closest Towns:||7 miles north of Athens, Arkansas.|
|Operated By:||Mena-Oden Ranger District (479) 394-2382|
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 7 miles; turn right (east) on Forest Service Road 106 for 1/2 mile.
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Small campground with Adirondack-type shelters in a remote mountain setting.
|Sleeping Shelter||5 adirondack shelters.|