One of the nicest National Forest Campgrounds in the area is at Steel Creek. They have horse facilities in addition to primitive sites. Many of the nearby outfitters put in the canoes and kayaks at this landing. If you visit the Jasper or Boxley Area, this is a must visit to this site. The road is easy compared to most of the landings and campgrounds.
There are many other things to see in this area. Check out web pages for Jasper Arkansas, Boxley Elk, Arkansas's Grand Canyon, Lost Valley, and Twin Falls. If you camp, RV spots are very limited in most areas and many of the primitive campgrounds are down steep dirt roads, which require 4X4 trucks to get to. For other accommodations check out these links: Ponca Area, Jasper Area, Camping, government primitive camping sites.