Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property offers guests free use of four kayaks, tubes, and a paddle boat for enjoyment in the large swimming hole area of the river. You will also have private access to our unique outdoor bathhouse overlooking the river and Ouachita Mountains. Camp on the river or set up near your car in the pine and hardwoo
Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property offers guests free use of four kayaks, tubes, and a paddle boat for enjoyment in the large swimming hole area of the river. You will also have private access to our unique outdoor bathhouse overlooking the river and Ouachita Mountains. Camp on the river or set up near your car in the pine and hardwood forest next to our vacation cabin above the river. The cabin will be vacant during your stay. No other guests will overlap your stay. You can enjoy the views from the front and back porch and incredible three-level deck. You may also use our propane grill or fire rings. The property extends across both sides of the river, so seclusion is abundant! Water is available in the bathhouse and through a water spigot at the cabin. Electricity is available outside the cabin. The bathhouse contains an outdoor shower, antique tub, and sink. There is no flushing toilet available for our camping guests, so solid waste will have to be dealt with using a small shovel. ATVs are not allowed to be used on the property but may be brought if left on a trailer.
Don't see open dates? Contact us and we'll try to work something out. We have to keep the calendar for camping mostly blocked since we rent the cabin often on another site. But we can try to find some dates in between cabin guests. Do you need access to the cabin toilet to make this work for you? Just contact us and we might be able to work something out!
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Our 3 miles of trails are best suited for walking. There are great mountain biking trails at local parks about 30 minutes away.
4 kayaks, tubes, and 1 paddle boat are available for campers.
There are 3 miles of trails on the property that wind through the forest on both sides of the river.
Kayaks are available to enjoy in the swimming hole at the base of the deck stairs. Paddle up and down stream from the cabin.
Our swimming hole is a wide stretch of river at the base of the deck (116 steps down). The river is 2-6 ft deep for approx. 1/3...Read more
Birds, squirrels, beavers, turtles, and fish are common. Less common are bobcats, otters, and even a couple black bear. The b...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Private River- Kayaks & Bathhouse! in Arkansas.
Does a rock beach along the river count? :-)
Mostly pine forest with some hardwood.
A natural small hot spring is about 5 miles away. We can give you directions. The well-known town of Hot Springs is a 45 minute...Read more
Several lakes are within about 30 minutes from the property. (Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson, De Gray Lake)
The camp is set on the top of a smaller ridge surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains.
River, stream or creek
The river (S. Fork Caddo River) crosses through the middle of the property. It is great for kayaking, swimming, night-time skin...Read more
2-6 ft deep across the entire property. This provides about 1/3 miles of wide swimming area.
Several small cascades during wet weather in 2 of the four creeks. The river has a small cascade upstream from the property.
The vibe at Private River- Kayaks & Bathhouse!
Places to see near Thunder Mountain River Camp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This place is idyllic! Set back in the woods on a mountain. Gorgeous views and very private. The water was crystal clear and felt very good when we stayed in September. The deck is amazing and our dogs loved basking in the sun and sleeping in the shade that it provided. The propane grill was a nice break from campfire cuisine; however, a fire pit and cooking grate were provided as well. We did not get a chance to use the boats as the water was a little low and our dogs were with us but that is a very nice perk. The outdoor shower was super nice and neatly decorated. Another added bonus, was the antique coke machine that had the best, ice cold and slushy drinks. Bring some extra change to enjoy those! Just one note for anyone with bad knees, there are a lot of steps down to the water so just be cautious. Otherwise, plenty to enjoy up by the cabin. There were several trails to check out so make sure you bring some quality boots! And check out Morning Joy's Donuts in Mount Ida for breakfast, its delicious! And the host was very gracious and answered any questions we had! We look forward to planning another trip this way again!