Little Pines

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Little Pines Recreation Area camping

The recently built Little Pines Recreation Area, east of Waldron offers a full service modern campground with electricity, water, trailer dump station, paved roads, a pavilion, hiking trails, a day use area with a swimming beach and boat docks.  The recreation area is located on the banks of Lake Hinkle, a 1,000 plus-acre lake, managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, with bountiful fishing opportunities for bass, crappie, bream, sunfish, and catfish.  Also within the facility is a boat ramp, fishing dock, toilet facilities and ample parking.  While these later facilities are all free, there is a nominal fee for the day use area and modest fee for overnight camping.  Also, in the planning stage is a lengthy fishing pier to be constructed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for public use. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open! The boat ramp and access for Lake Hinkle is open all year.  For more information, please contact the Poteau/Cold Springs District Ranger Office at (479) 637-4174.
Operational Hours: closed seasonally
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Fee area (current recreation fees and schedule)
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Fall-Spring
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: No skiing allowed on the lake.
Closest Towns: Waldron, AR, 11-1/2 miles.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District (479) 637-4174

General Information

Directions: Take Arkansas Hwy. 248 west from Waldron, AR 11-1/2 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of SitesNone
Sleeping ShelterNone
No. of Accessible sites9

RV Camping

Hookup - Sewer0
Hookups - Electric9
Dump StationsYes
No. of Sites9
Size RestrictionsSmall RVs and short trailers
Reservation InfoNone required.
Hookup - Water9


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Water Activities

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Flush
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities U.S. Fee Area
Tent camping
Camping trailer Water and electrically hookups.