Bard Springs Recreation Area


Area Status: Temporarily 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: Campground closed due to storm damage. Day-use area open, including restroom. Walk-in only.
Operational Hours: Day use area open year round. Campground closed to due storm damage.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: Day Use Area: No Charge (Gate closed, walk-in only)
 
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

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

Small campground with Adirondack-type shelters in a remote mountain setting.

Sleeping Shelter 5 adirondack shelters.
Status: Open

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Reservation Info None
Difficulty Level: Easy

Swimming

Amenities

Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.3911861

  Longitude : 
-94.0108750