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

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

But 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.  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. 

IMPORTANT #1:    Hipcamp will put a hold on your funds when you submit your booking request, but they only capture the charge when/if a request to book is accepted.

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! 

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
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 10 meters allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical connection available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
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 an hour
  • Response rate: 88%

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Hipcamper Claire

Peaceful primitive camping

Claire M.
recommends this listing.
(#1 - RV 30Amp)
November 12th, 2022

Excellent location. Very peaceful and private. I reserved the spot with 30 amp hookups and everything worked fine. They were kind enough to allow me to use their shower house at the front of their property.

Hipcamper Charles

Hidden gem great location.

Charles G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
September 27th, 2022

This place is spectacular. There is room enough to spread out. Even though I had booked a site on the hill John allow and told me of a site along the creek that was free for me to stay. The place was very quiet and I got to do a little fly fishing in the creek. I camped during a new moon cycle and the stars were breathtaking. This camp ground was thirty min away from Conway where my son is attending college and thirty min away from the little red river which has some world renowned trout fishing. I’ll definitely be visiting again soon. I almost don’t want to speak so highly about this place because of how quiet and special this place is. I’m certainly glad John you and your family are sharing this spot with likeminded individuals who love staying out under the stars and love the environment. I did bring an extra trash back and went along the creek to gather any trash or plastic I could to dispose of properly. Bing your own beer as this is a dry county in Arkansas and you will need to drive a ways to get a beer but if you plan ahead you may never need to leave the camp site.

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Hipcamper Jesse

Peaceful!

Jesse H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 18th, 2022

Loved camping on John’s property. Has everything one needs for a great camping trip. Fishing, swimming, hiking, nature watching..

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Hipcamper Jordan

Camp by the creek, trust me

Jordan E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 5th, 2022

This place is perhaps the perfect camping spot. We stayed in one of the sites down by the creek and it was excellent. I am sure that the more well furnished sites at the top of the hill are also great, but if you can hack it without creature comforts I can’t recommend the creek side spots enough. Did loads of fishing both in the creek and the pond and didn’t get skunked once. Several trails and things to explore & the hosts were so friendly. Can’t say enough good things.

View of the creek from our site. Nothing like falling asleep here. We got to pet one of the pigs! They love ear scratches :)Our site was totally clean, plenty big, and pretty private
Hipcamper Alexandra

Highly recommend!!

Alexandra D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 28th, 2022

We loved our experience! We were at Camp Toasty, sites #1 (for the RV) & #3. Plenty of room for our 10 yr old birthday party.
Only downside is there are no toilets, bath house or water hook ups. When it mentions primitive camping, it is just that.
All of the camp site staff and owner were very welcoming and helpful!
We will be back for an adult getaway soon!!

Hipcamper Katy
Katy G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 25th, 2022

I loved the time I got to spend alone on this land! There were no other campers at the time. My dogs and I had a wonderful time exploring, hiking, and van-camping here. The waterfalls and nature along the trails are absolutely beautiful. Hosts are very hands off (which I don’t mind!) and clearly do a great job maintaining the space. Firewood and other necessities are available to purchase, and it sounds like they have great activities available during busier seasons. I’m hoping to come back again when it’s warmer!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on January 26th, 2022

So look forward to your return trip when kayaking and swimming are more readily available. And given that you are self-sufficient and practice LNT no impact camping you might want to check out our other campground a few miles further upstream (Batesville Mountain Campground) where there is even more privacy, more scenery and more of everything else you would expect from us. Thanks Katy!

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin A.
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(Site 3)
January 23rd, 2022

Absolutely beautiful hill sides and clear water. Definitely will be returning .

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Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on January 26th, 2022

So glad everyone had a great time -- I have great respect for "winter campers". Moreover I love the photo of the "B Hole" -- the water looks so calm, cool and collected. Thanks for visiting and I do look forward to crossing paths again. Best wishes to all!

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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.

Down by the river. Our camper up on the hill. Dome Life welcoming volunteers for the clean up.
Property
Pinnacle Springs Cabin
State
Arkansas
Country
United States
$20/night
6 Sites