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


Hello, I’m Mayor Charlotte Young, Welcome to Camden Arkansas, a city with a proud past and a bright future.  I believe our city should truly be a “Community for All” and I welcome your input.

Camden is a city on the move, striving to assist our established businesses and welcome new quality industry to our city. As we grow, it’s important that we continue to improve the quality of life for our citizens, with our excellent parks, education, city organizations, industry, residential neighborhoods and recreational activities for all to enjoy.

I hope you enjoy learning more about the many attributes that make our city special.

Charlotte Young
Mayor of the City of Camden, Arkansas