Bard Springs

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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.
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)
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: 7 miles north of Athens, Arkansas.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mena-Oden Ranger District (479) 394-2382

General Information


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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Toilets Vault
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