Self Creek

Overview

Self Creek and Jim Wylie Campgrounds are located just off of US HWY 70 on beautiful Lake Greeson. Access to the nearest boat ramp for these areas is located at the Self Creek Boat Ramp.

Recreation

Lake Greeson is recognized for its rich variety of game fish, including large mouth, small mouth, stripped, spotted, and white bass, as well as flathead and channel catfish, black and white crappie, walleye, and blue gill. The clear waters offer an excelent opportunity for many boating activites including water skiing, tubing, personal water craft, or just cruising. Four marinas at the lake offer boaters’ fuel, boat and other water craft rentals, picnic and fishing supplies.

Facilities

Self Creek area (sites 1 – 46) has 15 electrical sites. Sites 1-6 and 12-20 have 20 amp and 30 amp service. Each site provides a picnic table, ground grill, pedestal grill, and lantern post. Other amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, swim beach, and playground. Dump station is located in the Jim Wylie area.

Jim Wylie area (sites 47 – 72) all sites have 20 amp and 30 amp service. Site 47 has sewer and water hookup. Each site provides a picnic table, ground grill, pedestal grill, and lantern post. Other amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, and dumpstation.

Natural Features

Lake Greeson is about 12 miles long with over 7,260 surface acres of water fed by the clear cool waters of the Little Missouri River. Loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, sweet gum and oak are the dominate tree species on upland areas of the lake, while bottomland hardwoods are common along rivers, creeks and streams that enter the lake. The public lands around Lake Greeson provide a variety of habitats for numerous species of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, geese, bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, and songbirds.  

Nearby Attractions

The Bear Creek Cycle Trail is a draw for off-road enthusiasts. Trail Access Points are located in nearby campground at Daisy State Park, Kirby Landing Campground, and Bear Creek Campground.  

Crater of Diamonds State Park is within a 40 mile drive of the campground. It is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public

From Hot Springs, AR take HWY 70 West. At the intersection of HWY 27 South and HWY 8 East turn left on to HWY 70 West. Continue west on HWY 70 until turning left into the campground.