Dragover Float Camp

The Basics

Dragover Float Camp
AR Highway 88
Pencil Bluff, AR

Phone: (479) 394-2382 (Mena District Office)

GPS: N34.6413694, W93.6312528

Closest Towns: Mt. Ida, Norman, Pencil Bluff, Story

Directions: From Pencil Bluff, head East on AR Hwy 88 for approx. 7.1 miles. Turn Right onto CR#97/Dragover Road and go about 1 mile to the entrance.

About Dragover

The picturesque and scenic Ouachita River is one of the most beautiful and clear rivers in the Ouachitas. Beginning in the Ouachita Mountains near Mena, AR, the Ouachita River is a popular floating and fishing river as it flows easterly through the Ouachita National Forest, eventually becoming part of Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, before continuing its journey south towards Louisiana.

Beginning near Pine Ridge, AR, the Ouachita offers about 45 miles of floatable river until it become Lake Ouachita near AR Hwy 27. Along this stretch, there are seven landing sites, five of which are float camps. These float camps include Shirley Creek, Rocky shoals, Fulton Branch. Dragover and River Bluff. All five float camps are free to the public. These Float camps typically have openings, even on some holiday weekends when other campgrounds are full. Only rarely are these float camps filled up.

Dragover Float Camp is located off of AR Hwy 88, between Pencil Bluff and Washita, near the community of Gibbs, and is situated right on the banks of the Ouachita River approx. 28 miles downstream from the Pine Ridge Access. This float camp offers seven camping sites, as well as picnicking sites, a vault toilet and canoe access to the river.

Dragover Float Camp is typically open Spring through Fall for overnight use, and is available for day use only the rest of the year.

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