Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Breathtaking! AHRA offers world-class whitewater boating, fishing, sightseeing, bicycling and hiking along 152 miles of the Arkansas River.  Below the towering peaks of the Saguache and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, we have 101 campsites at 6 of the best riverside campgrounds in the valley.  Wildlife abounds, and there's no shortage of adventure to be found - from Fast Track trails to Wet and Wild raft trips to a lazy day fishing or sunning beside the water.  Get the information and maps you need at the AHRA Visitor Center in Salida.

  • Discounts
    • Senior Citizen
  • Facility Amenities
    • Concessions,
    • Gift Shop,
    • Parking on Site,
    • Picnic Area,
    • Restrooms
  • General Information
    • ADA Accessible,
    • Pet-Friendly,
    • Hours of Operation
  • On-site Activities
    • ATVing,
    • Biking,
    • Birding,
    • Camping,
    • Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking,
    • Fishing,
    • Four-wheeling,
    • Hiking/Backpacking,
    • Horseback Riding,
    • Nature/Interpretive Trail,
    • River Tubing,
    • Rock Climbing/Rappelling,
    • Scenic Drive,
    • Scenic Overlook,
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • On-site Lodging
    • Tent Sites
  • Rentals
    • 4-wheel Drive,
    • ATV/OHV,
    • Bicycle,
    • Fishing Boat,
    • Fishing Gear,
    • Raft,
    • Tube