Camden, Arkansas Parks & Cabins

Camden, Arkansas Parks & Cabins
Located on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River, Camden, Ark. is famous for its Civil War history and historical markers. The McCollum-Chidester House served as a Union headquarters during the occupation of the town in the Red River Campaign of 1864. Other Civil War sites include the battle site of Poison Spring, Fort Sutherland and Oakland Cemetery. Parks near Camden include Fort Sutherland Park and Poison Spring State Park. Visitors to Camden can choose from a variety of lodging options, including cabin rentals.

Fort Sutherland Park

Fort Sutherland Park, located in Camden, is also known as Fort Diamond. It was part of the fortifications started by Confederate troops during their 1864 occupation of Camden. The park is open to the public and has several picnic areas, walking trails and interpretive markers and exhibits.

Fort Southerland Park
Bradley Ferry Rd.
Camden, AR 71701
(870) 836-6426

Poison Spring State Park

Poison Spring State Park can be found southeast of Bluff City, just a short drive from Camden. The park commemorates the Battle of Poison Spring in the Civil War, which was part of the 1864 Camden Expedition. It was declared a national historic landmark in 1994. Poison Spring State Park includes forests and walking trails, where deer and woodpeckers are often seen. The park also contains several picnic areas and interpretive exhibits.

Poison Spring State Park
Hwy. 76
Bluff City, AR 71722
(888) 287-2757
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/poisonspring/

The Cottage on Church Street

The Cottage on Church Street is located in El Dorado, just a few miles outside of Camden. The two-bedroom, two-bath unit features a whirlpool tub, antique furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, cable television, VCR, Internet, a private deck and a swing. The Cottage can be found on a quiet street and is close to several of the historical Civil War sites in Camden.

The Cottage on Church Street
407 Church St.
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 863-0547
http://www.cottageonchurch.net

Riverview Cabins & Canoes

RiverView Cabins can be found in Oden on the banks of the Ouachita River, just a short drive from Camden. The resort offers guests a choice of 12 different cabins from smaller honeymoon cottages for two or larger family-size cabins. All units feature fully equipped kitchens, private bathrooms and fireplaces. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, hiking trails and canoe rentals. Nearby attractions include horseback riding, mountain biking and crystal mines.

RiverView Cabins & Canoes
92 West River View Dr.
Oden, Arkansas 71961
(870) 326-4630
http://www.riverviewcabins-canoes.com/

Article Written By Camille Nesler

Camille Nesler has been in the nursing field for 18 years and received her degree from the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville, Ark. She studied journalism at Lyon College in Arkansas. Nesler was the health reporter for the "Batesville Daily Guard" from 2005 to 2008. She has received awards from both the APME and APA.

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