The Chamber is active in promoting and sending information on the local festivals including Daffodil Festival, Barn Sale, South Arkansas Kennel Club Annual Dog Show, Juneteenth Celebration, the Jaycee’s Haunted House and the Christmas Parade.

Managed Events

Barn Sale – 2017 Craft Vendor Application Form – Click Here
Christmas Parade
Camden Driving Tour

A driving tour map of historic sites in and around Camden is offered through the Chamber office.  This tour allows tourists to experience the historic architecture and culture of the area.  The map and tourism information is also available on the Arkansas’ South web site.

Our Community

Postmasters Grill
Postmasters Grill

Camden is a vibrant and caring community nestled in the pine-covered hills on the bluffs overlooking the Ouachita (Wash-I-taw) River.  Over 12,000 people reside in Camden (the county seat) and approximately 28,000 live in Ouachita County.  The county covers an area over 700 square miles.

The streets of Camden are lined with antebellum homes and historic landmarks that only scratch the surface of a rugged heritage enriched by Indian folklore and the glories and heartbreaks of the Civil War.  But the soul of the area’s historic legacy lies not on its heroic mystique but a do-or-die pioneer work ethic that has put this community on the industrial map.  The land itself, quilted with hardwoods and pine, is a natural habitat for an abundance of wild life.  The rivers, lakes and streams that stitch the land together are filled with bass, crappie, catfish and bream.  Camden is a community whose heart is rooted not only in the richness of its past or the promise of its future, but also in its people themselves.  With over 20 active civic groups and an abundance of volunteers, Camden has proven to be a community where its citizens get involved.  Welcome to our community, where a historic past, a progressive present, and a promising future characterize the Camden area.

Visit Camden

Enjoy the daffodils!
Enjoy the daffodils!

Tourists find many reasons to flock to the Camden area, starting with our unique festivals like the Barn Sale, the Daffodil Festival, the Juneteenth Celebration and the South Arkansas Kennel Club Dog Show.  Visitors can also take advantage of the abundant wildlife and fishing opportunities found in our area.  No one should miss visiting the McCollum-Chidester House or the drive-by tour of more than 20 historic homes and numerous landmarks that grace the community.  The Oakland Cemetery (Confederate Cemetery) has been restored and houses many unknown soldier’s graves from the Civil War.

The Postmaster Grill
The Postmaster Grill

Camden offers a total of three hotels and dining opportunities cover a wide spectrum for a variety of tastes.  From drive-ins and drive-throughs to bar and grills, seafood and steakhouses, you are sure to find just what your taste buds crave.  In addition to some of the best steaks in the state you’ll find plenty of ethnic dishes like authentic Chinese and Mexican as well – all served with friendly service and good conversation.


Move to Camden

Live in Camden
Live in Camden

Scenic and serene, the area surrounding Camden is primarily rural.  As a result, the overall cost of living is several points below the national average and property tax rates are low.  The house of your dreams at the price of your dreams awaits you in Camden.  Six apartment complexes and townhouses are also available for rent or lease as well as executive style short term furnished facilities.  The Chamber sends detailed information to visitors or newcomers who make a request through the office or to industries who request packets for new employees.

Get more information on available properties in Camden.

Get more information on Camden Fairview Public Schools.

Get more information on Harmony Grove Public Schools.

Get more information on Bearden Public Schools.