Hipcamp host John S.,
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Camp Toasty -- the "Upstairs Campground" -- lies on the ridge above Pinnacle Springs Campground and offers far more open ground for camping and field activities,  Camp Toasty is definitely where you want to be if you want any of the following:

1) electrical hookups (add $5/night)

2) level sites suitable for a couple of RVs and pull-through campers

3) accomm


Camp Toasty -- the "Upstairs Campground" -- lies on the ridge above Pinnacle Springs Campground and offers far more open ground for camping and field activities,  Camp Toasty is definitely where you want to be if you want any of the following:

1) electrical hookups (add $5/night)

2) level sites suitable for a couple of RVs and pull-through campers

3) accommodations more suitable for larger groups -- lots and lots of room

Camp Toasty offers open field primitive camping with picnic tables, benches,   landscape lighting and a large bluff-side deck that overlooks the river.    Porta-potties can be found downwind and upwind there is a water faucet and fishing pond that guests are invited to enjoy.    For those on a tight budget spending a night or two or more at Camp Toasty still offers you the full experience of  the entire 100 acre park:  swimming, fishing, climbing, hiking, and exploration complete the picture.   Everything that can be found at Pinnacle Springs Campground except riverside camping. 

Some people have asked about camping in total solitude so we now have designated sites sited far, far away from anyone,  Whether camping solo or camping with friends and family we offer so many choices one can select a site that perfectly fits your needs.    And if you like to swing -- we have trees!  Hammocks and slacklines are the best no trace tree thing ever!    Guests are encouraged to explore any of the trails that criss-cross the property especially if you like waterfalls, scenic views, cascading streams, and goat bluffs.  The trails to Tanner Pool and Lil' and Big B Falls are especially popular after a heavy rain, Bluff Trail offers a nice perch for viewing the river below, and the 1+ mile "circuit trail" is a great way to start one's day.   There is even a 10-acre foraging playground -- oxalis, nettle, ginger, mint, poke, etc., a 1/2 acre fishing pond -- suitable for "storing" any fish you catch in the creek but you may not wish to clean and eat -- and a nine hole frisbee golf course on the slave-built terraces where cotton fields once lay (first tee near bench by front gate).  I could go on and on -- this is a pretty awesome place with hundreds of acres at your disposal -- rough and rugged yet close to home.   Durng season (March through May) we also offer kayak and canoe rental, guide and shuttling service, and have four separate campgrounds on the banks of Cadron Creek to support multi-day paddling adventures.  

UPDATES -COVID-19 -- We are open.  Yes open, but with qualifications.  No warm embraces, hugs and handshakes upon arrival and social distancing is the norm.  Camp as far as way as possible from the next closest camper and if you're walking a trail and see someone else, you might consider turning and going the other way as we have hundreds of acres and lots of trails to wander.  Also please "lube up" upon entering rest room facilities and "lube up" again after leaving -- HINT:  the facilities at Camp Toasty get very little use.   Please also note it takes us longer to turn-over restrooms, campsites and cabins now and there may be a slight delay in getting facilities clean and disinfected from time to time.  Bring TP as we are having a hard time keeping it in stock -- seems someone or two are taking what we leave out for the guests to use.

RESPONSE TIME - We have day jobs!    The campground is our 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.  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.

CAMPFIRES:  Campfires are prohibited unless you brought in your own wood or purchased a vet pack of wood from the store.  Similarly 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 -- 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.   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.

We look forward to your visit.  John and Lisa

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 92%

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Hipcamper Jo Wen
Jo Wen L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 22nd, 2021

It’s very peaceful and fun, we have a good time giving ourselves a break from school!

Hipcamper Diane
Diane S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 11th, 2021

Beautiful area with primitive tent camping along the crystal clear river. Every helpful and friendly host, John. Large open area for larger groups to camp with electricity. We had a great time. The camp has lots of big trees and a wonderful breeze coming up the hill.

Dome Life welcoming volunteers for the clean up. Our camper up on the hill. Down by the river.
Hipcamper Debbie

Peaceful camping

Debbie E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 4th, 2021

Quiet and peaceful. Site was on Cadron creek. Will definitely try to return! Firewood available. easy to find with directions provided. Host has a printed map of trails on property.

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 3rd, 2021

We enjoyed our stay! It was beautiful and spread out. The kids had a blast exploring, especially down the hill at the creek.

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
June 4th, 2021

Solid stay at Camp Toasty ! I felt so enveloped in the green of the trees. The yoga deck was a lovely treat and a great place to do, well, yoga ! I didn't get a chance to explore the creek but perhaps another time. I could hear/see my neighbors but did not mind :)

Hipcamper Terrence
Terrence K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 20)
January 2nd, 2021

We had a great time at Camp Toasty! Everything was nice and clean. We hiked the trails and explored the woods, we even saw a deer one morning. We are definitely going back!

Hipcamper Collin

Don’t miss out

Collin P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 20)
December 21st, 2020

Amazing! Stayed here in mid December and it was beautiful. Camp site was clean and ready to use. Port-o-potties were clean as well. We were welcomed by a very friendly dog named “Taz” as soon as we pulled up. Will be returning!

Hipcamper Jerrod
Jerrod N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 19)
October 25th, 2020

Absolutely beautiful and amazing we will be back it was some of the best camping we have had in a long time

Hipcamper Jaime
Jaime K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 15)
October 25th, 2020

Nice area and the sites down by the creek were beautiful. The power supply was an issue as there were already several camps huddled around that area. We wanted privacy so we chose to distance ourselves. The biggest issue for me was the pack of barking dogs. They barked the entire trip.

In the summer, down by the creek would be amazing.

The host was friendly and delivered wood to our site. It’s a beautiful place, but the magic is down on the water.

Pinnacle Springs Cabin
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