Romantic Camping in Arkansas

Romantic Camping in Arkansas

by Tiffany Roget

Once you and your sweetie decide to spend some time reconnecting in the Arkansas woods, picking a campground is the next step. Numerous options are available, depending on your preference and taste. You can pitch your tent along a river and fall asleep listening to the rippling water. Or you can opt to snuggle under a blanket inside a cozy cabin. Many areas welcome recreational vehicles.

The Ozark Mountains

A memorable camping option that's nestled in the beautiful Arkansas mountains is the Heart O' the Ozark's Campground. This property not only offers breathtaking views at every turn but also has three types of lodging accommodations: RV lots, cabins and tent sites. Challenge your mate to a game of horseshoes or badminton. Or you can check out a book from the local library and read to each other in front of an open fire. Don't forget to pack a blanket for snuggling, as temperatures tend to drop at night. A bottle of wine also can come in handy for romantic late-night lounging.

North Fork River--Salesville

If fishing beside your honey is your idea of a good time, then consider visiting Gene's Trout Fishing Resort. Every cabin has a full kitchen and offers a romantic view of the river. Head out on the river for the day, bring back what you catch and fry up dinner together. Set up your lounge chairs under the stars, light a candle and enjoy the meal.

Jasper

Overlooking the serene Buffalo National River, Harmony Mountain Retreat in the Ozarks has several quaint cabins. Each log cabin is secluded on its own piece of private forest or river land. Couples who enjoy hiking can spend the day traversing trails that lead to waterfalls. Bring a small backpack with a bottle of wine and some light snacks. A light-weight blanket or large towel is recommended. Don't forget your camera and binoculars: Chances are good you'll see plenty of wildlife.

Romantic Preparations

Ensure your romantic interlude goes off without a hitch by taking the time to properly plan for your trip. Invest in a tent that affords space for at least three people so that the two of you can move around in it comfortably. A sleeping bag specifically made for two people also is recommended. Enjoy maximum cuddling during sunrises and sunsets by packing a two-person captain's chair. Include items like lanterns that offer low lighting, a sexy board game and a specially prepared picnic basket filled with adult beverages, cheeses, fruits and chocolates.

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