I've camped at Bull Shoals State park more than anything. Also stayed at Gastons and Stetsons. Last time I was there I stayed at the hospital!
Motorcycle wreck headed to Gastons, 6 yrs ago. We are finally going back at the end of April. We are renting a house again, down below Cotter. Y'all might look into that. VRBO has a good app to find places to rent. Good Luck, you'll have a blast!