Tompkins Bend

Tompkins Bend on Lake Ouachita, is a great family camping destination. The combination of lush mountain scenery and roomy sites, make this quiet location an ideal place for an outdoor getaway. Lake Ouachita is fed from the cool waters of the Ouachita River in central Arkansas. Surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest, it's crystal waters span 40,000 acres and extend for 30 miles, making it the largest lake completely in the state of Arkansas.  Water skiers, jet skiers and anglers can all enjoy the crystal clear waters of the lake, while hikers enjoy the campground's location on the Vista Trail, which meanders across the south end of the lake. Wildlife enthusiasts can find everything from bobcats to black bears and deer in the forested mountains surrounding the lake, and Bald eagles are often spotted in winter.
The majority of campsites have electric hookups and 15 have water hookups as well. Most sites will accommodate two camping units. 
Activities and Amenities Within Facility:

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Trails
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Marina
  • Showers


  • From Hot Springs, Arkansas, take US 270 west approximately 24.5 miles to Tompkin Bend Road. Turn right and follow access road 2.4 miles north to park. 
  • From Mount Ida, Arkansas, take US 270 east about 10.7 miles to Tompkins Bend Road. Turn left and follow access road 2.4 miles north to the park.


Contact Tompkins Bend

15 Tompkins Bend
Ida, Arkansas  71957
Phone: (870) 867-4476


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arkansas

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