Daisy State Park
What a gem in the Arkansas Mountains!
Check out the slide shows, pictures, videos, and information below.
Daisy State Park is not so big, but it is an undiscovered jewel for those that want to get away from the crowds. It is located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Greeson and tucked away in the beautiful Ouachita National Forest in southwest Arkansas. Summer weekends can be a bit busy, but during the week and especially the off season, you can find a campsite fairly easily. There is a nice nature trail to hike and for the cyclist and ATV enthusiasts there is the Bear Creek Cycle trail. Although fishing is the main interest at this park, if you want a day outing for some other entertainment, you can go to Crater of Diamonds State Park to look for treasures just 23 miles south of this park. Whatever you are looking for you will find this a lovely place to visit. If you RV camp at the park, I suggest you look for sites in section B. Some of the sites especially in section A are very small and tight to get into. Those in the B circle are a mixture, but there are a few that are roomy and less difficult to back into. If you wish to stay in a motel, try one in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, not far from here.
For more information about this park, check out Arkansas State Parks website.
Here is a picture of the visitor center. The staff is extra friendly. Across from the center is a trailhead for the Nature Trail in the park. It meanders through the forest and along the river and campsite areas. Below are a few of the pictures of our trek through the woods .After a pleasant hike through the woods, we took a lunch break in a picnic area near the lake.
Below is a video done by Sarah Bartels of one of her camping outings at Daisy State Park. It is a bit long, 10:38 minutes, but it is done very well and gives a good favor of what this park is like and how much fun it can be. If you have time to view this video, it is entertaining and gives you a feeling for this park.