Rising Star Campground

Rising Star Campground is located on the Arkansas River by Pool 3 Lock and Dam. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.  The park is in a forested area along the riverfront, close to the rolling fields of cotton farms. It is 193 feet above sea level; winters are generally mild and summer temperatures reach the upper 90s with high humidity.  Red fox are frequently seen in the park, and numerous species of waterfowl live in the water and along the shores.  The campground is popular among fishermen. There is excellent catfish fishing in the tail-waters of Joe Hardin Lock and Dam as well as Emmitt Sanders Lock and Dam at the upstream end of Pool 3. Anglers often catch bass, crappie and bream.  Hunting is available in nearby forests, and there is duck hunting on the waterways.
Rising Star Campground offers 25 sites with electric and water hookups. 
Activities and Amenities Within Facility:

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing


From Pine Bluff, Arkansas, take U.S. Highway 65 south for 7.8 miles to Linwood. Turn left on Blankinship Road, drive 3.5 miles and follow the signs for Rising Star Campground.

Contact Rising Star Campground

PO Box 7835
Pine Bluff, Arkansas  71611-7835
Phone: (870) 534-0451


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