Arnold Recreation Area
The largest park for camping in the Arnold area is the Arnold Recreation Area. This modest, rural campground will appeal to those looking for quiet days and nights and simple outdoor fun. Noteworthy of its natural beauty, the park’s campsites wrap around the lake with each spacious site enjoying the cooling shade of mature trees. Fishing, hiking, and biking cater to active camping families. Large grassy areas and a playground make it a perfect place for children to play. Electrical hookups and fresh water are available in this park along with moveable picnic tables to accommodate larger families or group camping. The “open camping” policy of this campground means that once you pay for a site, you can go and pick any site you want to occupy. Primitive sites are only $6 a night or add an extra $4 for the electrical sites. This park is also a short driving distance to all of the amenities of Arnold. When your camping trip is finished, the RV dump station is located just north of the park’s entrance for campers’ convenience.
Arnold Motel & Campsite
Located in a residential area in the northeast part of Arnold, this campground offers campers the convenience of being in city limits and within walking distance to the many activities of the town. This privately owned campground is part of the Arnold Motel & Campsite at 307 North Hillcrest Street, just across from the school. This campground is perfect for the larger RV with full hookups and pull-through sites on an all-grassy area.
Hidden Valley Campground
Attractive and clean with friendly owners, Hidden Valley Campground is a good choice if you plan on spending a few days in the area. Full hookup campsites are close to a pavilion that hosts an outdoor kitchen and restrooms with hot showers. Primitive camping is also available throughout the campground. This campground is used quite regularly for family and class reunions. Children enjoy the ponds for fishing and the South Loup River for swimming, tubing, and canoeing. Their small sand beach is also popular! The Hidden Valley Campground is a very quiet and peaceful place located on the Arnold/Callaway River Road just five miles east of Arnold. If you like wildlife and beautiful scenery, this is the place for you!