Found tucked between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains, River Road Campground is the perfect place to relax and soak in the surrounding scenery. River Road allows canines for the most part, with several acres of hiking opportunities being a great place to take Fido for a walk. The camp sprung up in the late 1940s after completion of the area's Nimrod Dam, taking advantage of the myriad summertime activities that the area is known for.
The unpaved trails that wind around River Road are free for guests to explore, provided they come prepared with proper hiking gear. Free trail guides can be found in the park's main offices, as well as on the campground's website as a downloadable PDF. Even though these trails are relatively primitive, it's still important to keep your canine on a sturdy leash while exploring the area.
There are 21 total sites in River Road, all of which have been recently updated to include modern amenities like electrical hookups and dumping facilities, in case you've come in an RV or pop-up camper. These sites also contain the standard site offerings like a picnic table, fire ring, and potable water spigot. A group picnic shelter exists here as well, provided guests have reserved it before their visit. Kids will enjoy the playground here as well. If you're attempting to bring your canine along for the evening, make sure they stay leashed up during your stay. Visitors aren't allowed to put down leash stakes, so your dog will have to stay in your tent or RV through the night. Guests should remember that any costs listed here are for overnight stays in River Road only, and do not include the admission costs for the surrounding natural areas and parks.
For guests with boats, River Road offers a boat ramp located to the west to the campgrounds that are free for guests to use. Any individuals looking to get out and enjoy the water must have valid state registration displayed on their vessel. Everything from kayaks to speedboats is welcome here, as well as the adjacent Nimrod Dam. Kayak rentals are offered via a third party, more information on which can be found by calling the campground offices. Feel free to keep Fido on your boat with you, as long as they're safe and restrained during your adventure.