Welcome to Camden

The City of Camden is located in Ouachita County, Arkansas. As of 2013 census, the city had a total population of 11,674 and is located on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River. There are two famous artifacts related to the city of Camden , Camark pottery and Grapette soft drinks, which are exhibited at the Camden Visitors Center and Museum. Most of Camden’s families came from Virginia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Georgia or Tennessee. There are many places in the city where you can walk down the corridors of yesterday. Much of Camden’s history has been preserved, and many of the antebellum homes have been restored.

Tourists find many reasons to flock to Camden, starting with our unique festivals like the Camden Barn Sale in the autumn and Daffodil Festival in the spring. Visitors also like to take advantage of the abundant wildlife and fishing opportunities found in this part of the state. No one should miss visiting the McCollum-Chidester House or the drive-by tour of the more than 20 historic homes and numerous landmarks that grace the community. Another popular attraction is a tour of seven authentically furnished log cabins, owned by Patsy Hale.


A Letter from the Mayor

On behalf of the City of Camden, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the City of Camden Web Sites. Whether you live here already or are thinking about moving you will find information on the Elected Officials, City Commissions and Boards, the City Departments, Parks and ongoing projects. Not only is Camden a good place to live and work, but it is filled with friendly and hard working people.


Marie Trisollini