Hipcamp host Todd L.
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Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property offers up to two guests free use of 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 ha


Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property offers up to two guests free use of 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 awesome three-tier 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 an outhouse with flushing toilet available for our camping guests near the cabin. ATVs are not allowed to be used on the property. 

We can only rent to 2 people max even though the property is large (That's 40 acres per person!!)

Calendar - We have to keep the calendar for camping mostly blocked for dates more than a month out.  We rent the cabin as our primary rental on HipCamp and on another site. 

Cell service is poor. AT&T works about 5% at the cabin (just in a couple spots); Verizon works ok on the back porch.

The last 1/2 mile to the cabin is a rough dirt road with a steep hill just before reaching the cabin.  Cars can make it if the weather is good but a small SUV or truck is recommended.

116 steps down to the river from the cabin and parking area.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Todd a message!
  • 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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Paddle Boat

A paddle boat is available to use. Two people are required to move it to and ...Read more

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4 kayaks are available to enjoy

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Propane for grill

Propane for the grill is provided

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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

Wildlife watching

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.

Hot spring

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

Swimming hole

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!

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Hipcamper Kialee
Kialee M.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2019

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!

Hipcamper Marcayla

Perfect mix- adventure & relaxation

Marcayla A.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2020

Everything was perfect. Everything i was expecting and MORE! Todd is a great host on top of that, he's always available when/if you need anything/just have a question! The spot is absolutely gorgeous and extremely private. The bathhouse is wonderful, and all the amenities make this place a 15/10! I will definitely be back

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on May 8th, 2020

Sounds like you really got to enjoy the property and river! Thanks for posting a couple pictures. It's fun for us to see the property through the eyes of others. Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Chris

We had a blast!!!

Chris P.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2020

To begin with, shortly after making our reservations Todd sent us an amazing email with perfect directions, trail maps, things to do nearby, and essentially everything one would need to know before arriving. Then the day before, I received a text letting me know the weather was going to be really warm and suggesting I bring a fan for the deck.

We didn’t rent the cabin since I’m trying to get my wife into car camping. We pitched a tent next to the cabin and had a blast. The outdoor plumbed toilet was very welcome but the outdoor shower was the hit of the trip. It’s just as pictured and really, really cool.

We made full use of the tubes and kayaks. The river was crisp, clean, and perfect.

We will absolutely be back with some more family members who will likely want the cabin, but I’m bringing the tent again.

Thanks Todd.

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on June 15th, 2020

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. Yes, that outdoor bathhouse is really something special. Many guests have told us that they never want to bathe indoors again! Thanks for being our guests and come back soon!

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Hipcamper Zach
Zach W.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2020

It was exactly what we needed. A beautiful escape just to ourselfs. Private, safe and well up kept. We greatly enjoyed pur stay and cant wait to come back!

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on May 8th, 2020

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott S.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2020

Great spot for some scenic off-the-grid camping. River access is incredible and the scenery is beautiful

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on May 8th, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed being off-grid briefly. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. You are welcome to camp again or enjoy the cabin!

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Hipcamper Meagan
Meagan H.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2020

more than expected!!! My boyfriend & I enjoyed camping here so much that we will be back.

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Hipcamper Bonnie

River paradise

Bonnie B.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

It was a river view paradise! The outdoor bath and clear river water with kayak access was serene! I only wish we could have stayed longer!

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Hipcamper Gabrielle

Peaceful and private location!

Gabrielle S.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Amazing location with beautiful and peaceful views! Very private and serene which was perfect as an escape from the city life. Todd was above and beyond accommodating throughout our stay and very helpful as we prepared for the trip. Highly recommend an suv or truck to get up to this oasis as it’s a gravel road. We will definitely be returning and are so grateful for the hospitality! If you’re thinking of booking...do it!

Outdoor shower and bath were like nothing we’d been to before!View from the deck!Perfect camping spot up by the cabinPrivate river access with kayaks to use were so much fun!
Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on August 10th, 2020

I love the photos! Thanks for sharing these. It's cool to see where people set up camp. Thanks again!

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Hipcamper Lucy

Private natural retreat

Lucy B.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020

We had a lovely chill time in the river, grilling, enjoying the bath house, and relaxing under the stars. The amount of natural insect, fungi, and bird life was incredible, and Todd’s property is spacious with many trails to explore, and he was super helpful and friendly and answered all our questions. Be prepared to feel the burn of the stairs going down to the river!

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed the trails and being surrounded by nature. The stairs are special! My kids say there are 118 steps. I only count 116! Ha. They do help with the beautiful views! Thanks again for being our guests!

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