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A camp site specifically designed for the cross-country traveler on the go. Just a few short miles (nearly all 4-lane blacktop) off I-40 north of Conway we have created a site designed for easy access and efficient camping. Moreover it lies at the edge of Pinnacle Springs Campground and thus offer miles of trails and river to explore if one has a little extra time. And ev


A camp site specifically designed for the cross-country traveler on the go. Just a few short miles (nearly all 4-lane blacktop) off I-40 north of Conway we have created a site designed for easy access and efficient camping. Moreover it lies at the edge of Pinnacle Springs Campground and thus offer miles of trails and river to explore if one has a little extra time. And even if in a hurry to break ground after a night's sleep one can still explore the cascades of nearby Tanner's Pool Trail before departing in the morning.

The campsite has everything: picnic table, bench, and fire ring with grill -- even a bundle of firewood ready to burn.  And electricity, water and clean porta-potty are all readily available for your use. Instant booking allows for last minute reservations late into the night if so desired.  This camp is designed for quick in and out camping.  Approaches:

1)  Walk -- Park at the gate (small field just to the right).  Campsite is less than 100 feet away via Tanner's Pool Trail.  You can see green table and bench from gate.

2)  Drive -- If unlocked, open the gate (lift loop over post to open, close to maximize privacy and security) and drive through pine grove.  As soon as you emerge from pine grove there is a road off to your right -- follow, bearing right until you loop back to arrive at campsite -- you can park literally aside your tent.  Hint:

We strongly encourage you to explore the grounds while visiting -- Tanner's Trail which descends the hill from the campsite offers a great way to see the land and access the river.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 24ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Let's talk fish! Cadron Creek combines the best of the Ozark highlands and the Arkansas River valley in offering a large varie...Read more


Trails here. Trails there. Trails everywhere. We just tell guests that if it looks like a trail it probably is and if it isn...Read more


This is what we do. Our sister enterprise -- Cadron Creek Outfitters -- is a full service boat livery offering kayak and cano...Read more


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Whitewater paddling

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Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Tanner's I-40 Wilderness Escape in Arkansas.


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Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Gwen
Gwen B.
recommends this listing.
November 26th, 2021

I’ve stayed here several times and it is always my go to when in town!! John is always so nice and helpful!

Hipcamper Aaron

Quiet and peaceful camping spot!

Aaron K.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021

We had a great experience! Great spot for a family camping trip!

Hipcamper Michael

The nicest hipcamp i’ve stayed at!

Michael B.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2021

It is a seriously Wonderful place! But I need to I clarify why I say that. I’m a nomad and I like solitude. I also like water as a feature of the places I camp. Tanner’s had both. It might be that there is a time of year where every campsite is filled but on this Wednesday at the end of September I was the only person there, and I’d guess there are 15-20 campsites on the Pinnacle Creek side.

Hipcamper Tara

Breathtaking scenery

Tara C.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

What an amazing experience! I just found this place by accident and I am so glad I did. We are traveling across country to deliver some pets from their home in Austin to their new home in Maine! We arrived around midnight, GPS was spot on, but we actually could not locate the initial campsite that we reserved. So, we followed the signs past the entrance and found a nice little spot. However, nothing that we experienced upon arrival prepared us for the beauty we woke up to! We accidentally made our camp in a spot designed for RV's but we were the only campers in this entire area. It was quiet, perfect temperatures, with plenty of wood laying around, for a fire. We ended uo extending our stay with John coming down to check on us. Overall, this was just what the doctor ordered. I love it. I would love to return!!

Hipcamper Nancy

Beautiful is an understatement

Nancy W.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2021

The grounds are well kept. Beautiful woods and great trails.
The water flowing was so powerful and peaceful it will lull you to sleep.
Will camp again and again.

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine T.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2021

Needed a last minute stay off the I40. Was able to book quickly and easily find the place. Basic campsite with a nice river view

Hipcamper Shannon

River rapids & bald eagles=bliss

Shannon M.
recommends this listing.
March 11th, 2021

If you are shopping around for a place to stay for the night (or several), you can stop looking! This place is GREAT! We were here during the week and had the place to ourselves for a couple of nights during March. Upon entering the property and looking for our campsite, we were greeted by a Bald Eagle near the waters edge fishing near the rapids of the river. We knew we had found the site for us. The constant background noise of the rapids while looking across the water at an old, large Indian rock shelter nestled in the side of the hills turns out to be the worlds best tranquilizer....who knew lol. There are lots of great sites to camp on at this property. Bathrooms are port-a-potties that were very clean. We only had one question for our hosts, which was answered within a couple of hours. Overall, it was a surprisingly wonderful stay and we look forward to returning.

The view from campsite 9
Hipcamper Samuel
Samuel K.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2021

John was a nice host, very friendly. The campgrounds also double as a kayaking/canoeing outfit, so take advantage of that (I didn't get a chance to do so).

It's a great spot if you're passing through. VERY EASY TO GET TO. I had signal all the way there and even at the campsite (T-Mobile).

It is also a very nice spot if you live locally and want to get away from the city. About an hour away from Little Rock, its a fantastic "stay-cation".

There is a steep hill leading to the campgrounds but, its well maintained and I saw a sedan make the slope with little hassle.

The campsite was right next to Cadron Creek and there was a well established fire pit and a picnic table.

Campsites aren't as primitive as I would have liked and are pretty close to each other. If you're looking for pristine nature this isn't the spot, it is heavily trafficked and its apparent. Trails are lackluster, but there are some rewarding waterfalls!! I wasn't able to find Tanner's Pool, the trail was a bit confusing.

It offers more as a kayaking/canoeing spot but is transitioning nicely into a well rounded campground.

Hipcamper Bonnie

Peaceful creekside night!

Bonnie P.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2021

Thank you John for a peaceful one night stay! We followed John’s suggestion to stay in the Pinnacle Creek Campground ( which is part of his property) that provided a creekside location for our pop-up van. The site had a creekside picnic table and a wonderful fire pit with a grill. It was very private and had a level spot for our van. We fell asleep to the sound of a rushing creek! John was very easy to communicate with and gave excellent directions to his property. We got there at nightfall and he came down to greet us and give us pointers for nearby hikes. It was a perfect spot to spend the night on a cross country journey and only 20ish miles from Hwy 40. We would happily return if we pass this way again! Many thanks John for a peaceful night stay!

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