Hipcamp host Shelly A.
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Pitch your tent, or park your RV or vehicle, next to the Irons Fork with beautiful views of nature and the Ouachita Mountains. Enjoy fishing at Big Pond (catch and release) or at Irons Fork, participate in our sustainable farming and building workshops, and watch the calves play on our working cattle farm. Look for crystals & arrowheads and check out the ancient mounds of

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Pitch your tent, or park your RV or vehicle, next to the Irons Fork with beautiful views of nature and the Ouachita Mountains. Enjoy fishing at Big Pond (catch and release) or at Irons Fork, participate in our sustainable farming and building workshops, and watch the calves play on our working cattle farm. Look for crystals & arrowheads and check out the ancient mounds of Native Americans. Listen for the calls of the coyote. When a pack starts howling, whether to welcome home a pack mate, or to communicate to those in the distance, it is an awesome sound. (No fear, these coyotes do not attack :) ).

Located seven miles east of Mena, Arkansas, our farm has been in the family since 1897 and is listed as a Century Farm with the state of Arkansas. It is a working cattle farm on 150 beautiful acres with frontage along the Irons Fork River in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. Venture off the farm and take advantage of the plethora of things to do in the area; canoeing, boating, ATV trails, swimming, hunting, hiking, state parks, antiquing, and more. The Ouachita National Forest is just a short distance away (half a mile).

The Blue; Arkansas' Fun Farm is our nonprofit which was started as a way to get kids who have an autism spectrum disorder into the great outdoors . A few years ago we started offering sustainable workshops which are open to the public; gardening, building with cob, repurposing pallet wood, etc. We may have one scheduled during your stay with us. Join us on this great adventure. (We're autism friendly, hence the name Blue)

And check out our zip line canopy tour while you're here. www.blueziplinefarm.com Our camp sites do not offer RV hookups at this time. We are dog friendly and have seven dogs. They are very friendly and will lavish you with attention.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
RV details
Pull-through site
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Shelly a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

We have marked trails winding through the property that will allow for some great exercise and wildlife viewing.

Wildlife watching

Birds, including bald eagles, deer, rabbits, squirrels, and more. once an emu strolled through the property. and sightings of m...Read more

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River & Mountain Tent & RV Camp in Arkansas.

Forest

We have many forested areas around the property and along irons fork. the ouachita national forest is not far from our farm.

Mountainous
River, stream or ...
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Places to see near The Blue Farm on the Irons Fork

Ouachita National Forest
Ouachita National Forest
31 miles way Explore
Daisy State Park
Daisy State Park
34 miles way Explore
Wister Lake State Park
Wister Lake State Park
41 miles way Explore
Hochatown State Park
Hochatown State Park
45 miles way Explore
Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend State Park
46 miles way Explore
Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine State Park
48 miles way Explore
Talimena State Park
Talimena State Park
48 miles way Explore
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Crater of Diamonds State Park
48 miles way Explore
Lake Ouachita State Park
Lake Ouachita State Park
54 miles way Explore
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Historic Site
55 miles way Explore
Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs National Park
61 miles way Explore
Pine Creek State Park
Pine Creek State Park
63 miles way Explore
Millwood State Park
Millwood State Park
65 miles way Explore
Mount Nebo State Park
Mount Nebo State Park
65 miles way Explore
Clayton Lake State Park OK
Clayton Lake State Park OK
67 miles way Explore
Lake Dardanelle State Park
Lake Dardanelle State Park
69 miles way Explore
Lake Catherine State Park
Lake Catherine State Park
70 miles way Explore
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
President William Jefferson Clinton Birt...
72 miles way Explore
Robbers Cave State Park
Robbers Cave State Park
73 miles way Explore
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Lake Fort Smith State Park
74 miles way Explore
Raymond Gary State Park
Raymond Gary State Park
77 miles way Explore
Devils Den State Park
Devils Den State Park
80 miles way Explore
Hugo Lake State Park
Hugo Lake State Park
82 miles way Explore
White Oak Lake State Park
White Oak Lake State Park
86 miles way Explore
Cherokee Landing State Park
Cherokee Landing State Park
90 miles way Explore
Greenleaf Lake State Park
Greenleaf Lake State Park
91 miles way Explore
Arrowhead State Park
Arrowhead State Park
92 miles way Explore
Atlanta State Park
Atlanta State Park
95 miles way Explore
Lake Eufaula State Park
Lake Eufaula State Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 1st, 2017

Caroline and I spent the day in Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas) and ended up driving west. We didn’t really have a plan and ended up picking up a field scout assignment, Shelly’s site, The Blue Farm on the Irons Fork River in the Ouachita Mountains. We didn’t really know what to expect but were treated to one of the coolest experiences we’ve had yet as Hipcamp field scouts.

Shelly, the host, is super friendly. Her and her son and their dogs, I think there were six, greeted us upon arrival. She gave us a little bit of ice to chill our beer and then gave us a tour of her property. We followed her in our 4Runner and she stopped in two or three places before we parked our vehicles and went for a short hike. She showed us the place that she and her family have called home since 1897 and it left us with a deeper sense of appreciation for her property.

There are lots of different places to choose from when it comes to deciding where to pitch your tent or park your RV. We opted on a spot up on the ridge that looked out onto two small ponds and gave us beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We had the best time just walking around exploring her land and taking photographs of one another and her dogs.

We ate our dinner as the last of the light faded off to the west and then turned in for the night. It was early but the shorter days and the howling wind had us ready for bed. Sleep was easy due to the lack of light pollution and we were treated to the sounds of coyotes howling in the distance as we drifted off to sleep. At some point the wind died off and there was nothing but stillness and peace.

When we woke up we were surrounded by about a dozen cattle! They were curious about our coffee-making but were friendly enough. Still, we kept our distance and it wasn’t long before they became bored of us and moved on down the pasture. We hated to leave but it had to eventually say goodbye.

We recommend this site to anyone looking to spend some time in a really cool spot in the Ouachita Forest.

Home for the night!These boys stayed with us all evening and we loved it!How cool are these rocks?!Part of Shelly's land.
Hipcamper Tina
Tina S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
November 11th, 2017

This was a pretty private site out in the middle of a very large cow pasture. Even though there was a lot of cow manure everywhere, we were able to find a flat spot next to the trail in to set up our tent (free of poop). It was a pretty rough road to get out to the campsite but we managed to do it even with our hitch basket attached. It was a cold night the night we stayed but it was super quiet in between the howling coyotes and the cows. When we got up pre-dusk, the sky was unbelievably beautiful since it was in its natural state free of light pollution. Shelly was super sweet, allowing us to "freshen up" in her bathroom and showed us around her property. They have several zip lines and she told us we were welcome to us them although we didn't have the time. Overall it was a unique experience we enjoyed. We would definitely stay there again if we ever pass through Arkansas again.

Hipcamper Hailey
Hailey C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 13th, 2018

We arrived super late (around midnight) and Shelly made sure we knew how to get to our site by setting up solar lights to guide us. She gave us her number so we could call for any issues/for direction. This was above and beyond what she had to do and we really appreciated it! The site was large and clean with plenty of space to spread everything out and get cozy for the night. Would highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper Jim
Jim T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 8th, 2018

We had a great time! The view was beautiful and Shelly was wonderful at willing to give us a hand if we had any questions!

River & Mountain Tent & RV CampRiver & Mountain Tent & RV Camp
Hipcamper Bradley H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 13th, 2018
Property
The Blue Farm on the Irons Fork
State
Arkansas
$28/night
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