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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Of course! Our mild climate and proximity to nearby lakes (some of the best fishing spots in Arkansas), reservoirs, state parks and the Ouachita River offer unlimited opportunities year-round for children of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. The newest addition to the Ouachita River is the ampitheater, featuring Movies on the River during summer months, a waterfall, picnic tables, boat ramps, boat slips and a walking trail. A short ride north is Sandy Beach on the Ouachita River that sees plenty of activity during the summer months with its boat ramp, picnic areas and a playground for the youngsters. For those with access to a boat, there are small sandy beaches to spend those hot summer days right on the Ouachita River. White Oak Lake State Park, a short 18-mile drive away, offers campgrounds, swimming areas, fishing, scenic nature trails, picnic areas and a playground.

Thousands of acres of land in and around Camden provide some of the best deer and turkey hunting in this part of the country. This paradise for sportsmen also boasts abundant quail, squirrel, rabbit and dove hunting. Many sportsmen from other areas travel to Camden just for the hunting seasons in our serene and abundant environment.

Other recreational activities in the Camden area include a bowling alley, numerous tennis courts, ballparks, soccer fields, municipal parks, swimming pools, walking trails and golf courses. The Ouachita County Boys and Girls Club is equipped with baseball parks, soccer fields, an indoor and outdoor basketball court, a large park with picnic areas, a community building available for functions and indoor games such as pool.

The Ouachita County Library, which is known for its outstanding genealogical archives, offers summer activities for children. Our children enjoy Boy and Girl Scouts, numerous 4-H activities, martial arts, gymnastics and dance facilities. PeeWee Football is a favorite among children and parents alike. Second through fifth grade boys can participate in the sport and girls of the same age group participate as cheerleaders.

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