Tar Camp Park

Tar Camp Park is situated near Pool 5 Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River. The campground is known for its beauty and first-class fishing. 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.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. 
Tar Camp Campground offers more than 50 sites, most with electric and water hookups. 
Activities and Amenities Within Facility:

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails


From Redfield, Arkansas, take State Route 46 east to State Route 365. Turn left and go 1 block, then turn right and drive 4 miles to Tar Camp Park. Follow signs into the campground.

Contact Tar Camp Park

PO Box 7835
Pine Bluff, Arkansas  71611-7835
Phone: (501) 397-5101


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