AAA Travel Guides
Current Search Destination:Camden, Arkansas
Travel Information for major cities, national parks and other destinations across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Description
Camden, overlooking the Ouachita River, was an ancient Native American trail crossing. Early French settlers named the town Fabre's Hill. American pioneers arrived during the 1820s, and soon a thriving cotton-growing industry was established. The proximity of the river made easy the transport of up to 40,000 bales a season. Wiped out by the Civil War, the cotton industry was replaced by timber production.
River Drive and Sandy Beach Park offer good views of the river; the latter also provides a boat ramp. In June and July, Movies on the River are offered Friday at dusk at Riverwalk Amphitheater on Washington St. Nearby White Oak Lake State Park provides camping, hiking, biking, swimming, boating and fishing.
Visitor Info
Camden Area Chamber of Commerce 314 S. Adams CAMDEN, AR 71701. Phone:(870)836-6426
Things to See
McCollum-Chidester House
X
Click to View Map
Top Hotels
Current Location: Camden, Arkansas
1
Comfort Inn
1 Ridgecrest Dr. Camden, AR 71701
Book Now
AAA Inspector Rating
2
Holiday Inn Express
1450 US Hwy 278 SW. Camden, AR 71701
Book Now
AAA Inspector Rating