The Choctaw campground is found within the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It offers opportunities for several summertime sports like fishing and swimming. It also tends to be quite pet-friendly.
Choctaw offers 91 fully equipped campsites that provide fire rings, electrical hookups, a picnic table, and a water tap for drinking and cooking. An additional 55 sites offer a more primitive experience. If you've come in an RV or camper, there's a dump station located just inside of the main entrance. Public showers are offered here as well and are free for overnight guests. Guests can feel free to bring their canines along to Choctaw, provided they keep them on a leash throughout their stay. The costs listed here are for overnight stays and do not reflect park admission costs.
A large public swimming area located on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake is available for guests to use. The swimming area here is supervised during the summer months so that guests can splash around free from concern. If you're looking to keep your dog along for the experience, make sure you keep them clear of the waters and on some sort of restraint.
Choctaw's shores are also quite popular for scuba diving, as the flooded remnants of the now-abandoned town of Higden sit below the waters of Greers Ferry Lake. No rental services exist for the sport, so make sure to come prepared if you're looking to spend some time underwater.
Anglers will enjoy the accessibility of the area, with several rivers and tributaries providing multiple different species of fish for guests to try their luck at, with walleye being the most abundant species. Visitors are also free to fish in the waters of Greers Ferry Lake as long as they've brought along all the necessary equipment for the sport. Canines are generally allowed to accompany fishers as long as they're on a 6-foot leash or shorter during their stay.