Camp Robinson Trails, Step-by-Step

Update – Camp Robinson pass changes as of June 23, 2019

Change and more change coming

Camp Robinson is reworking its process for the Sportsman Pass that allows you to ride on the trails, fish in the lakes, and hunt at Camp Robinson.

Here are the temporary rules:

If you have a current (not expired) Sportsman Pass, nothing will change. You will sign in and out at the front gate, and your RTMC Sportsman Pass will get you onto Camp Robinson to ride/run on the trails.

If your pass has expired or if you don’t have a pass, you can still ride/run the trails. You will need a day pass to get onto Camp Robinson You will also have to sign in and out too.

To get a day pass, you will need your driver’s license, your vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.

This is a temporary change.

The end result is likely to be a Sportsman Pass process that will not require you to pay for it.

Please be patient with the nice people working the front gate at Camp Robinson as they work through this change. We’ll let you know when other changes occur.

FYI – I used the new system this morning (6/23/2019) and it was almost as fast as the old way. I would expect it may slow down some during busy times or when they are dealing with other issues but it is nice that, for now, anyone can go ride without having to wait on getting the pass. 

See below for step-by-step instructions.

New signs at Camp. (photo recklessly stolen from the CARP FB page)

New signs at Camp. (photo, recklessly stolen from the CARP FB page)

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Gate on Military Drive in North Litle Rock.  There is a small parking lot on the right. Pull in here and park your vehicle.
  2. Collect your driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and proof of registration.
  3. Go into the security building.
  4. Present your license, insurance, and registration to the nice security person at the desk on the right. They will fill out a visitor pass for you while making a phone call to perform a background check of sorts. If the security person asks where you are going on base, tell them you are going to TA-2. They will have you sign the pass.*
  5. Before you leave, sign in to the bike log. It will be on that same desk or the desk across the room.
  6. Back at your vehicle, put the pass in your front window, drivers side. Put away your insurance and registration information but keep your driver’s license out.
  7. Drive to the front gate and present your DL to the guard on duty. Be respectful of the speed limit as you go to and from the trails. (Directions to the mountain bike trails)
  8. After your ride, stop at the gate and check out in the bike log. You won’t need to do anything else.

*Passengers will need state-issued identification and present it at the desk following the instructions above.

Here is access to maps of the trails at Camp Robinson:

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for rallying the troops and recognizing the mysterious magical trail fairies!

  2. More like Trail ConstructoBots

  3. Frank Webber says:

    Thanks for making it out to be as easy as it really is. No more complaining about it being too difficult now!! Let’s ride.

  4. Thanks for posting up the instructions… I followed them and it took nine minutes to complete the (overly complicated) process. Now I just need to a) ride out there and b) get another pass in six months when this one expires!

    • Will they let you ride through the gates, or do you HAVE to drive? I live close-by.

      • Joe Jacobs says:

        Give them a call at 501-212-4090 to find out.

      • I almost always ride my bike – Just have the small Sportsman’s Card & your Driver’s License – Sign in at the desk and show you card/license at the checkpoint and then ride on to the trails – (trails are 3 miles from the front gate)

  5. I rode into Camp a while back while using the new Levy Trail, with my military i.d.card but they hardly looked at it. I was going to eat at the new canteen facility with the PX but it was a holiday and closed. There IS another food service facility/cafeteria that is open every day across the large parking lot from their lodging (hotel), and it seemed to be open to anyone. It has burgers and a couple hot food items. I figure that the more bicyclists are seen out there, and spending a little money, the better.

  6. Can you ride horses here? Or is this strictly a bike trail?

  7. Thank you so much for getting this done!

  8. Ralph shuster says:

    The sportsman pass has nothing to do with carp. You have always had to have a sportsman’s pass for anything on the grounds. CARP is trying to act important when they are a nuisance.

  9. Are pets allowed on the trails here?

  10. Cindy Prince says:

    We have tried calling the number listed with no answer. Is there another number to check & see if anything is going on up there tomorrow?

  11. Joe Jacobs says:

    Nothing going on right now. I’ll check on the number this week.

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