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Prairie Creek Campground is located within the Beaver Lake State Recreation Area, a popular camping and recreation destination known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities. The area is situated in the Ozark Highlands near Rogers, Arkansas, offering visitors a variety of experiences including fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Campsites and Amenities


  • The campground provides numerous campsites that can accommodate both tents and RVs, with a range of amenities.
  • Each site typically comes with a picnic table, a campfire ring, and space for parking.
  • Sites may vary in terms of shade, size, and privacy, so it is recommended to review the options before booking.


  • Campground facilities commonly include restrooms with showers,
  • Drinking water access,
  • Dump stations for RVs,
  • Some sites offer electric and water hookups.


  • Boating and Fishing: Beaver Lake is well-known for its clear waters and is a favorable spot for boating and fishing. Anglers can expect to catch species like bass, crappie, and catfish.
  • Hiking Trails: Explore the natural surroundings on various hiking trails that meander through the area, providing opportunities to observe local flora and fauna.
  • Swimming: Some areas of the Beaver Lake shoreline are suitable for swimming. However, always check for designated swimming areas and current conditions.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The region is rich in wildlife, and birdwatchers may spot a wide array of bird species, as well as other wildlife.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It is recommended to make reservations ahead of your visit, especially during peak seasons, as the campground is quite popular. Reservations can usually be made online through the recreation area's website or via a reservation service.
  • Fees: There are nightly fees for camping which vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided. Additional fees may apply for extra vehicles, day-use areas, or reservation services.

Rules and Regulations

  • Check-In and Check-Out Times: Adhere to campground check-in and check-out times to ensure a smooth experience for all visitors.
  • Quiet Hours: Respect quiet hours, typically enforced from late evening until early morning, to maintain a peaceful environment.
  • Pets: If pets are allowed, they should be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Clean up after your pets.
  • Fires: Use designated fire areas for campfires, and never leave fires unattended. Check for fire restrictions, especially during dry conditions.
  • Trash: Always practice "Leave No Trace" principles by cleaning up your campsite and disposing of trash in provided receptacles.
  • Wildlife: Do not feed wildlife and maintain a safe distance from animals.

Weather and Safety

  • Weather Conditions: Be prepared for changing weather conditions. The area can experience sudden storms, especially during certain seasons, so it's important to have appropriate gear.
  • Water Safety: When engaging in water-related activities, wear life jackets and be aware of lake conditions and advisories.
  • Hiking Safety: Carry a map, sufficient water, and notify someone of your hiking plans, especially for longer or more secluded trails.

For the most current and detailed information, it's recommended to visit the official website for Beaver Lake State Recreation Area or contact them directly. This ensures you have the latest updates on campground status, any potential alerts, or changes in policies or fees.

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