Arkansas River – Murray Lock and Dam, Arkansas Camping & Hiking

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Phone

(501) 329-2986

Activities

BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Arkansas Campgrounds

MAUMELLE

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Arkansas Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Arkansas Recreation Areas

Ozark Interpretive Association

Arkansas River – Murray Lock and Dam Website

The Arkansas River is one of the Mississippi’s largest tributaries. It flows 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, through the Royal Gorge, on through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to its confluence with the Mississippi River. Four hundred and forty-five miles long with 17 locks and dams, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MCKARNS) is a reliable, year-round waterway into the Southwest. Essentially a series of navigation pools connected by locks, the waterway enables vessels to overcome a 420-foot difference in elevation from the Mississippi River to the head of navigation at Catoosa, Oklahoma. The waterway has five major publicly developed ports and numerous privately developed facilities.