OPEN AGAIN!! One of the best swimming holes in Arkansas and it is all yours!! Set on an island on the North Fork of Cadron Creek -- central Arkansas' premier Class II whitewater river! -- this get-away-from-it-all cabin sleeps four and an adjoining campsite allows for as many as 8 more people to have the entire swimming hole all to yourselves. This is the way to sp
OPEN AGAIN!! One of the best swimming holes in Arkansas and it is all yours!! Set on an island on the North Fork of Cadron Creek -- central Arkansas' premier Class II whitewater river! -- this get-away-from-it-all cabin sleeps four and an adjoining campsite allows for as many as 8 more people to have the entire swimming hole all to yourselves. This is the way to spend your summer days in Arkansas! Inside the two-story cabin you have a long cabinet/bar with storage, a small table, and chairs. Downstairs there is twin size bunk bed and in the up-ladder loft there is a full size futon. Outside there is a full length front porch with rocking chairs; and, upstairs a sliding glass door leads to a balcony overlooking the creek. A nearby picnic table, fire ring, charcoal grill, and lamp hook allow you to bring it all outside and wrap yourself in nature. A stone trail leads to the water where you can splash and swim, jacuzzi in Sarah's Wave, bask in the sun atop Jump Rock, float to Professor's Pool -- we offer boat rental and shuttles -- or simply enjoy the marvelous works and wonders. Visitors are also encouraged to wander and explore any of the trails that criss-cross the 100 acre park. You'll find waterfalls, goat bluffs, and even a nine hole frisbee golf course, Downwind of the cabin and away from the river there is a sanitized porta-potty. One can also obtain tokens ($3-5) to use the shower house at Camp Toasty (a short walk up to the ridge overlooking the creek). Whether looking for a lonely weekend for two, a great place for a small group of friends, or a family-fun, creekin' adventure with the kids, Pinnacle Springs Cabin is the place for it to happen.
RESPONSE TIME - We have day jobs! The campground is a passion and hobby and we do not have a full time staff to always be available to meet and greet our guests especially after hours and on week days. If full time staffing and coddling is required -- this is not the place! Similarly -- our response time right now is averaging just less then two hours and we have no expectations that it will improve anytime soon -- so again if immediate responses to questions and inquiries are required -- this is not the place! This is DIY camping -- and if you can't "do it yourself" then perhaps there are better places to be. Even if in doubt: please camp elsewhere.
WELCOMING PARTY: Once you have made a reservation through HipCamp -- you are good to go. Feel free to ask questions and make inquiries for additional information but anticipate we will be practicing "social distancing" and will likely not even visit your campsite once you are on location. Again, this is DIY - "do it yourself" camping so if new to primitive camping this is NOT the place to visit. That isn't to say we aren't here to assist to you but in the absence of such need our goal is to simply "stay away". We do have an information table at the front gate where you can pick up maps and guides or leave us a message -- disinfectant is available at the table -- so you may find we aren't really even needed anyway.
CAMPFIRES: Campfires are prohibited unless you brought in your own wood or purchased a vet pack of wood from the store -- the use of downfall, dead trees and fallen limbs is unacceptable. Burning up our property -- even dead limbs and leaves -- and destroying habitat for lizards, salamanders and bugs will get you permanently banned from our properties. That said -- we have ample firewood to serve all our campers. We usually deliver firewood to your campsite in the late afternoon on the weekends -- if the sun is setting and we still haven't visited please feel free to pick up a bundle outside the store. Those that have purchased a vet pack of wood can also take as much fire wood as they may need from any of the designated stacks on the property -- three stacks currently at Camp Toasty. Everyone else -- keep your hands off.
WATER: The spigot creekside at the campground is currently closed to use. Rather two water spigots exist for guests to use: 1) one behind the store and shop at the gate and 2) the other behind the bunk house -- the building off to the left as you enter the campground. One is also invited to enjoy water from Pinnacle Springs. All these are free for you to use 24/7.
TRAILS: All trails are open but we are getting more reports of "ticks" especially when wandering off trail -- thus we encourage the use of repellents and a nightly "tick check". Like most of Arkansas we also have patches of poison ivy and stinging nettle; however, it is our goal to eradicate such plants where they border trails, roads or campsites so if such is observed please bring to our attention and we'll eradicate it.
WILDLIFE: There is only thing more important to us than you and that is our wildlife that we live with year round. At this time we have nesting turkeys in the woods and nesting geese and ducks on the water. Deer and beaver are also abundant. The family of beavers below Playground Shoals are particularly friendly -- be slow and nice and they'll swim right alongside your boat and even splash you with their tail. So DO NOT DISTURB THE WILDLIFE!! The only exception: if you were to find a poisonous snake on the property -- please inform us so that we can relocate it to a place where fewer people gather. Most importantly -- please enjoy being surrounded by nature's marvelous works and wonders. Unwind. Kick back. And enjoy!
LASTLY -- NO saws, axes or shovels. We like our place just the way it is! If you are caught harming flora or fauna or damaging the land in any way you will be asked to leave. On that you have our guarantee.
Additional amenities that are available -- 1) Solar electricity -- $20/day -- allows one to recharge phones or power CPAP machine, etc. -- no ovens or blow dryers unless you want to run out of juice really fast and 2) WiFi -- $10/day, unlimited usage.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 33% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Whoa! Absolutely must visit if you are anywhere close to Pinnacle Springs Cabin. John was an amazing host and facilitated the most amazing adventures! The cabin was awesome - bring your gear and relax with the amazing fog in the mornings. The grill was a nice surprise to have in the morning.
The weather had been super rainy the previous week and the entire region was flooded. John was ready with kayaks for us to help us cross the river and get to the cabin. I've definitely got to come back and get some lessons in peak season because John was an amazing host / guide / adventure partner / all of the above!
Go here! Go here! Go here!
Fantastic cabin in the middle of the woods. You’re close to the campground, but have plenty of privacy. Being right on the river is perfect.
No power to the cabin (knew that going in), but there is a place to charge cell phones, etc. Beautiful spot, we’ll be back!
Great cabin for weekend get away!
John's directions to the campground were spot on and the cabin was very clean and tidy. The stairs in the cabin are more like a ladder to get to the second story, but there is a bunk-bed on the first story. This site is probably the most private of all his campsites, mainly because it is the largest and if you are only using the cabin...no one is directly next to you. We had our own access to the river that made it perfect for our dog to swim non-stop without bothering other swimmers. The fire pit was super nice, we were able to have a fire every night. If you run out of firewood, not to worry! John came by every afternoon to ask if we needed anything, including firewood which he delivers directly to your campsite! The outhouse was just far enough away but close enough that if you needed to go in the middle of the night you can easily get to it. We never discovered where the showers were located but we never needed them because the river was enough to get the grime off. Be sure to bring some river tubes, if you do it right, you can hit three small rapids on the river before getting out and doing it all over again. And if you have kayaks, we saw plenty of them on the river exploring. If you don't, you can rent them from John! We were a little concerned at first that it would be too hot in the cabin at night (we didn't pay extra for electricity) but with the windows and sliding doors open it was perfect! And it was very quiet at night, we let the river lull us to sleep every night. Our only complaint was our own fault. I didn't check if the county was dry, so we almost ran out of beer. So make sure to bring enough to last because the closest store that sells adult beverages is about 45 minutes away. Even before we left John's, we were talking about coming back!
John was an awesome host and the place was absolutely beautiful. The complete stay experience was very refreshing and relaxing. I would absolutely recommend to everyone who wants to have a peaceful camping experience.
The stay was amazing! No electricity, but we knew that already. It was perfect actually because we wanted to get away from everything. The view from the balcony was amazing. It rained most of the time, but the setting was perfect for a stay in. The trails were fun and the water was great!
Superb camping experience!
All around superb camping experience! We rented the cabin along with a couple of friends and had a wonderful weekend. The cabin was real nice and cozy, not to mention it’s an excellent value. It’s located right by the creek bank with access to a nice swimming/fishing hole. We really couldn’t have asked for a better host, either. John is a friendly warm soul who is very accommodating and down to earth. The staff was friendly as well. We’ve camped at Pinnacle Springs many times and will continue to do so. This is honestly my absolute favorite place to camp! It’s a stunning piece of land, chock full of natural beauty and splendor!