White Oak Lake State Park


White Oak Lake State Park is conveniently situated on White Oak Lake, which is a popular fishing lake. Facilities include 41 RV campsites, and four tent sites. Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate. The park has a visitor center and store, and a marina with boat and kayak rentals. Campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, a dump station, a launch ramp, pavilion, picnic sites, a playground, and very nice hot showers.

There are three hiking trails at White Oak Lake State Park: a 1.5 mile trail; a 3 mile trail; and a 10.6 mile hiking/mountain bike trail. Due to near freezing temperatures, and chances of rain, I only did the short trail. I would like to say that it was one of the prettiest Ozark trails I’ve ever hiked.

My wife really liked White Oak Lake State Park, and it is a very pretty park, but it seemed too park-like to me. I later learned to appreciate the park-like setting, however, after visiting a couple of overgrown campgrounds.

Unfortunately, most sites sit backward, so that your RV faces the camp rather than the lake. Also, I felt that the sites were too close together. There is no swimming area, I think due to alligators. There are stumps in the lake, and I don’t know if motorized boats are allowed. Cell signals were pretty weak, at 1-2 bars. Sites are almost level.

Arkansas State Parks needs to post pictures of the campsites online, so we can get an idea of what we are reserving. There are some very nice sites, but you can’t tell by looking at a drawn map.

From Prescott, travel 20 miles east on highway 24, then go about a tenth mile south on highway 299, then two miles southeast on highway 387.

White Oak Lake State Park, 563 Highway 387 Bluff City, Arkansas 71722

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