Because of that, they say many developed recreation area campsites will be temporarily closed on the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests over the next few days as the strong storms move across the state.
Weather reports are predicting 6 inches or more of rain may fall and could result in flooding in some areas.
National Forest managers are closing selected campsites in recreation areas most susceptible to flooding.
They warn everyone to be on high alert for potential flooding throughout all areas of both national forests and say some roads and dispersed camping sites may also not be safe to use.
Recreation area sites will re-open once the threat of flooding passes.
Forest visitors are encouraged to contact the National Forest office where they plan to camp before traveling.
Click here for more information about camping on the Ouachita National Forest.
Click here for more information about camping on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.