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Millwood Lake 

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Millwood Lake Project Office
1528 Hwy 32 East
Ashdown, AR 71822
(870) 898-3343



Hiking

Beard’s Lake Trail is a self-guided interpretive nature trail and watchable wildlife boardwalk. Numerous species of wildlife can be seen here, including alligator, deer, wood duck, squirrel, and many others. With over 309 species of birds reported within a 7.5-mile area this is known as one of the best birding sites in Arkansas. It is located inside of the Beard’s Lake Park.

Another natural area is White Cliffs. The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission protects this area because of its ecological, geological, historical, and archaeological significance. This 573-acre site sits just off of the north shore of Millwood Lake and is adjacent to a US Army Corps of Engineers campground. The natural area provides a wealth of opportunities for exploring the natural and cultural heritage of this part of Arkansas. With the exception of a parking lot located west of Hwy. 317, only foot and wheelchair travel is allowed. A 1.4-mile nature trail, clearly marked and accessible from the parking lot, provides the visitor a tour of the site’s outstanding natural and cultural features. It is located approximately 3.5 miles south of Brownstown in Little River County, via State Hwy. 317.

 

 

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Millwood Campgrounds

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 Beard’s Bluff

Description: Campground is in a wooded area on the lake near the Millwood Dam and Spillway.

Location: 13 miles East of Ashdown on State Highway 32.

Facilities: 24 paved sites with water and electricity (1 with sewer), 1 with no hookups, 1 'buddy' site, shoreline campsites, flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, boat ramp, picnicking area, bank fishing access, overlook, and outdoor wedding chapel.

Fees:
Site with no hookups - $12
Sites with water and electricity - $15 (Year-Round)

Sites with water, electricity, and sewer - $18 (Year-Round)

'Buddy' Site (2 Camp pads on site) - $21 (Year-Round)

Reservable Overlook - $25-$40 (March-October)
Reservable Outdoor Wedding Chapel - $25 (March-October)

Open: Year-Round.

Reservations: may be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or clicking here:  Make a Reservation.  Reservations are available March-October.

 Beard’s Lake

Description: Campground is downstream of the east embankment of the Millwood Dam located on the banks of Beard’s Lake.

Location: 12 miles east of Ashdown on State Highway 32, then 1.5 miles west on access road.

Facilities: 5 paved sites with water and electricity, 3 shoreline tent campsites, flush toilets, boat ramp, bank fishing access, fishing dock, and short hiking trail with boardwalk. Campers may use facilities at Beard’s Bluff Park (1-2 miles away) including showers and trailer dump station.

Fees: Sites with no hookups - $10 (Mar-Oct)

Sites with water and electricity - $13 (Mar-Oct)

Open: Year-Round.

Reservations: To reserve a campsite, click here: Beard's Lake, Millwood Lake - Recreation.gov

Alligators are a part of the natural habitat at Millwood Lake and tend to frequent this area; take precaution while boating and/or fishing in this area.

 Cottonshed Park

Description: Campground is in a secluded wooded area wonderful for fishermen.

Location: 8 miles southwest of Mineral Springs and Tollette.

Facilities: 43 paved sites with water and electricity, shoreline campsites, 2 boat ramps, bank fishing access, walkway/fishing pier, picnic shelter, playground, and fish cleaning station.

Fees: Sites with water and electricity - $15 (Year Round)

Open: Year Round

Reservations: may be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or by clicking Make a Reservation. Reservations are available March-October.

 

Paraloma Park  

Description: Campground is in a secluded wooded area.

Location: 1.5 miles south of Paraloma on State Highway 234.

Facilities: 34 paved sites with electric and water, trailer dump station, shoreline campsites, 1 boat ramp, bank fishing access, rock finger dike, and playground.

Fees: Sites with water and electricity - $13

Reservations: Click here to reserve a campsite: Paraloma Park, Millwood Lake - Recreation.gov

Open: March-May with water and electricity.

 River Run East

Description: Campground is on the banks of the Little River Outlet Channel.

Location: 10 miles east of Ashdown below Millwood Dam.

Facilities: 8 gravel sites with no hookups, concrete steps by the spillway allowing fishing access below the dam, vault toilets, bank fishing access, and boat ramp.

Fees: Sites with no hookups $8 year-round.

Open: Year-Round.

 River Run West
Description: Campground is on the banks of the Little River Outlet Channel.

Location: 12 miles east of Ashdown below Millwood Dam.

Facilities: 4 gravel sites with no hookups, concrete steps by the spillway allowing fishing access below the dam, vault toilets, bank fishing access, and boat ramp.

Fees: Sites with no hookups $8 year round.

Open: Year Round.

 Saratoga Park
Description: Campground is in a wooded area lakeside.

Location: 1 mile south of Saratoga on State Highway 32, the 1 mile west on access road.

Facilities: 17 paved sites with water and electricity, flush toilets, showers 2 boat ramps, fishing pier, bank fishing access, rock finger dike, playground, picnic area, and picnic shelter.

Fees: Sites with water and electricity - $13 (Temporarily Closed)

Open: Temporarily Closed

 White Cliffs Park

Description: Campground is on the east bank of the Little River. It is an excellent location for fishermen and hunters.

Location: 6 miles south of Cowlingsville on State Highway 317.

Facilities: 25 paved sites with water and electricity, flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, boat ramp, bank fishing access, playground, fish cleaning station and adjacent protected natural area with hiking trail.

Fees: Sites with water and electricty - $15

Open: Year Round.

Reservations: may be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or by clicking Make a Reservation. Reservations are available March-October.