Arkansas Cabin Rentals

Of Arkansas's 52 state parks, 12 feature cabins for rent. Some are historic CCC/Rustic-style cabins built of native log and stone in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Others are modern one- and two-story designs. All cabins in Arkansas state parks feature modern conveniences. Each cabin is fully equipped and most offer kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces. Fireplaces are available for use during the fall and winter months. Pets are not permitted in cabins in Arkansas state parks except designated dog-friendly cabins at seven parks [Devil's Den State Park, Lake Catherine State Park, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mount Magazine State Park, Mount Nebo State Park, Petit Jean State Park, and Village Creek State Park]; however, service animals are welcome. Contact the individual parks listed below for details on Arkansas cabin rentals.

Crowley's Ridge State Park

Located atop the forested hills in northeast Arkansas, Crowley's Ridge State Park occupies the former homestead of Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled this area. Native log and stone structures, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, set the mood for this park's rustic warmth. Park facilities include four fully-equipped, modern duplex cabins with kitchens; a group lodging area featuring five bunk cabins, a kitchen/dining hall and bathhouse; 26 campsites--18 Class B and eight Tent sites; picnic areas; snack bar; trails; standard pavilions; baseball field; 31-acre fishing lake (electric motors only); and a 3 1/2-acre swimming lake. Interpretive programs are offered here at the park throughout the year.

Devil's Den State Park

Devil's Den State Park is nestled deep in Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozarks Mountains, ancient sedimentary mountains renowned for their natural beauty and lush oak-hickory forest. This Ozark valley was selected as a park site in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC used native materials to craft the park’s rustic-style wood and stone structures. This work includes an impressive native stone dam that spans Lee Creek in the heart of the park forming peaceful eight-acre Lake Devil. Rental canoes and pedal boats are available at the park. Hiking, backpacking, and mountain bike trails lead to backcountry areas in Devil's Den State Park and the surrounding Ozark National Forest.

Lake Catherine State Park

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains on 1,940-acre Lake Catherine, one of the five popular Diamond Lakes in the Hot Springs area, Lake Catherine State Park features CCC/Rustic Style facilities constructed of native stone and wood by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. Situated along the lakeshore are the park's 20 cabins that feature fully-equipped kitchens. Most have wood-burning fireplaces.

Lake Chicot State Park

The Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Fishing for crappie, bass, and bream is popular on the lake, especially on the upper end of Lake Chicot during spring and fall. Fishing for catfish can be enjoyed throughout the year. Located in the Mississippi Flyway, this park offers some of the best year-round birding opportunities in Arkansas. The park offers lake tours, levee tours, and other opportunities for you to view a variety of birds and other wildlife.

Lake Fort Smith State Park

Nestled in a scenic valley of the Boston Mountain Range of the Ozark Mountains, this state park offers outdoor adventures including camping, fishing, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, and nature study. For backpackers, the park serves as the western terminus of the 165-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail. Located on the western side of 1,400-acre Lake Fort Smith, this state park features all new facilities including campsites [20 Class AAA and 10 Class B], a group lodge with kitchenette that can accommodate up to 32 persons (16 in each wing), 10 cabins, picnic sites, a pavilion, 2,660-square-foot swimming pool with adjacent wading pool and a splash pad, marina with boat rentals, double lane boat launch ramp, hiking trails, playground, and an 8,000-square-foot visitor center with exhibits, meeting/classroom, and an outdoor patio featuring a native stone, wood-burning fireplace and a view towards the lake.

Lake Ouachita State Park

Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita is a water sports mecca for swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Angling for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers, and largemouth bass can be enjoyed in open waters or quiet coves along the lake's 975 miles of shoreline. Located just a short drive from the spa city of Hot Springs on the lake's eastern shore, Lake Ouachita State Park is your gateway to this popular water sports lake.

Moro Bay State Park

You'll find one of the most popular fishing and water sport areas in south central Arkansas where Moro Bay and Raymond Lake join the Ouachita River at Moro Bay State Park. Park facilities include 20 campsites (five Class A and 15 Class B), picnic sites, a store, marina with boat rentals and gas pump, standard pavilion (screened), playground, trails, and the Moro Bay Ferry exhibit featuring a historic tugboat and barge. Five new rental cabins opened in the park in late-2009. Each cabin is fully-equipped and features a great room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. These 1,100-square-foot cabins include both a screened porch and outside living area with a picnic grill and table that face the waters of Moro Bay. One cabin is a barrier-free design to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities.

Mount Magazine State Park

Located atop 2,753-foot Mount Magazine, the state's highest mountain, this scenic Arkansas state park was developed by Arkansas State Parks in the Mount Magazine Ranger District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests through a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service. The mountain offers sweeping vistas of broad river valleys, deep canyons, and distant mountains. Here the altitude, geography, and climate combine to create unique habitats for rare plants and animals. The elevation makes the mountaintop a cool place to be on hot summer days. The Lodge at Mount Magazine, the park's magnificent mountain resort and one of the finest lodges in Arkansas, features 60 guest rooms that all offer breathtaking views from Mount Magazine's south bluff of the Petit Jean River Valley and distant Blue Mountain Lake. Forty of these guest rooms include balconies and 17 offer spa tubs. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the lodge's Skycrest Restaurant where large windows frame the dramatic view from the bluff. The lodge also features a conference center, business center, indoor heated swimming pool, and fitness center. Stretching along the bluff from both sides of the lodge are the park's 13 fully-equipped cabins. Each cabin features an outdoor hot tub on a covered deck that faces the sweeping view from the bluff.

Mount Nebo State Park

Rising 1,350 feet, Mount Nebo offers sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. In 1933, a portion of the mountain was chosen as a park site. Native stone and logs from Mount Nebo were used by the Civilian Conservation Corps to construct many of the park's bridges, trails, rustic-style cabins, and pavilions. The park offers 34 campsites (24 Class B; 10 Hike-in Tent sites) [no dump station] and 14 fully-equipped cabins with kitchens. Fourteen miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the 4 1/2-mile Bench Trail is a fairly level route encircling the side of 1,850-foot Mount Nebo. As you ride through the mixed hardwood and pine forest, you'll pass historic springs and Fern Lake, and see rock work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. This is an excellent ride for your family's first mountain biking adventure. You can choose from primitive campsites located at intervals along the Bench Trail, or stay in the park campground.

Ozark Folk Center State Park

Nestled in Mountain View, Arkansas, a town dubbed "Folk Music Capital of the World," the Ozark Folk Center is among America's cultural treasures. This is the only park dedicated to the perpetuation and interpretation of the heritage of the Ozark region. Sample the rich heritage of life in America's rugged Ozark Mountains through the performances of traditional music and dance, and the demonstrations of pioneer skills and homestead crafts, on display for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and education. At this cultural center, you can experience the Southern mountain music, dance, crafts, and lore that have been passed from generation to generation here since settlers first called these rugged, scenic hills home.

Petit Jean State Park

The natural beauty and ancient geology of Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas's state park system. Petit Jean State Park mirrors the mountain's rugged beauty with its rustic, native log and stone facilities constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) beginning in 1933. The focal point is Mather Lodge, the park's mountain lodge on the bluff of scenic Cedar Creek Canyon. Featuring 24 guest rooms, a restaurant, meeting room, and swimming pool, this is among Arkansas's historic treasures that stand as a tribute to the craftsmanship and conservation achievements of the "Tree Army" of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal during the Great Depression. The lodge's westward view across the canyon offers breathtaking scenery highlighted by a dramatic sunset each evening. Located near the lodge are 33 fully-equipped cabins (21 with kitchens), many of which share the same bluff and views of Cedar Creek Canyon. The canyon is the work of Cedar Creek, which cascades as Cedar Falls, a spectacular 95-foot waterfall. Upstream, a rock dam forms Lake Bailey, 100 acres for fishing and pedal boating. A boathouse offers a snack bar, boat rentals, and supplies for sale during summer. Park campsites (125 sites including 35 Class AAA and 90 Class B) are located near Lake Bailey and in secluded woodlands. The park also offers a Group Camp Area, a Rally-style Area, two Rent-A-Camp sites, and two Rent-A-Yurt sites. The park airport offers five Fly-in Premium D campsites (for tents only).

Village Creek State Park

Here you can explore the unique geology, topography and unusual plant communities of Crowley's Ridge, a landform of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas's Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Crowley's Ridge is a geologic anomaly, the most unique of Arkansas's six major physiographic provinces, or natural divisions. It is covered with a lush, mixed hardwood forest including oak and hickory and uncommon hardwood trees such as American Beech, Sugar Maple, Butternut, Basswood, Cucumbertree, Kentucky Coffeetree, and the Tuliptree or Yellow Poplar. Village Creek State Park is one of five Arkansas state parks located on Crowley's Ridge. At 6,911 acres, Village Creek is Arkansas’s second largest state park in land area.