Hipcamp host Todd L.,
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(Last minute bookings may be eligible for discounted rates) Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property on Thunder Mountain offers one or 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

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(Last minute bookings may be eligible for discounted rates) Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property on Thunder Mountain offers one or 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, on the large deck, or set up near your car in the pine and hardwood forest next to our 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 for almost 1/2 mile, so seclusion is abundant! Water and electricity are available outside the cabin. The bathhouse contains an outdoor shower, deep antique tub, and sink. There is an outhouse with flushing toilet available near the cabin. 

We can only rent to 2 people max even though the property is large. But that's 40 acres per person!!   :-)   ATVs are not allowed to be used on the property. 

Calendar - We keep the camping calendar mostly blocked until the cabin calendar fills in. For open dates more than a couple months out, just ask.  The cabin is our primary rental, but this listing is for camping only and not for the cabin. If you don't see camping dates that you want, just ask and I'll see if we can move our cleaning days to make room for you.  Need a cheaper price? Never hurts to ask especially if an open date is less than a couple weeks away.  :-) 

Cell service is poor for AT&T customers.  AT&T works about 10% at the cabin (just in a couple spots); Verizon works ok near the cabin and on top of hills.  WiFi calling works great close to the cabin.

The last 1/2 mile to the camping area is a rough dirt road with a steep hill just before reaching the cabin.  Cars can make it if they aren't too low to the ground but a small SUV or truck is recommended.

118 steps from the cabin and parking area to the river.

Pop-ups and campers less than 18' long are welcome, but anything larger will not fit due to trees.

Naturists, nude camping, and skinny dipping is allowed as long as you sit on towels when using outdoor furniture.  Also, please keep a towel handy if you are near the edge of the property.  We don't need to know if you enjoyed being one with nature, and we don't have a problem with it.  :-)  Just switch off the outdoor security camera if it is not already off.  (We tell guests where the switch is.)  

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 5 meters allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical connection available
Water connection available
No Motorhomes, Campervans, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Remove your rubbish
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 an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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4 kayaks are available to enjoy

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Activities

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Biking

Our 4 miles of trails are best suited for walking but some people like to bring bikes. There are great mountain biking trails ...Read more

Boating

4 kayaks, tubes, and 1 paddle boat are available for campers.

Hiking

There are 3 miles of trails on the property that wind through the forest on both sides of the river.

Paddling

Kayaks are available to enjoy in the swimming hole at the base of the deck stairs. Paddle up and down stream from the cabin.

Swimming

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, bald eagles and even a couple of bla...Read more

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Private River- Kayaks & Bathhouse! in Arkansas.

Beach

Does a rock beach along the river count? :-)

Forest

Mostly pine forest with some hardwood.

Hot spring

A natural small hot spring is about 5 miles away. It's not that impressive, but we can give you directions. The well-known town...Read more

Lake

Several lakes are within about 30 minutes from the property. (Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson, De Gray Lake)

Mountainous

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. The floating dock is great for su...Read more

Waterfall

Several small cascades during wet weather in 2 of the four creeks. The river has a small cascade upstream from the property.

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Hipcamper Lona
Lona L.
recommends this listing.
November 23rd, 2022

I love staying here when I'm in town! secluded and peaceful with many trails and places to explore

Hipcamper Lona
Lona L.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2022

This was a short trip but beautiful and the woods on the property were as entertaining as ever!

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Hipcamper Tim
Tim S.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

Amazing adventure .... got so side track exploring the property we left a little bit late ... sorry Todd.... I will be back to do it again

Hipcamper Lona
Lona L.
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September 11th, 2022

Words cant describe how amazing this place is...and we didnt even enter the cabin! You can roam the trails for days and find all kinds of neat things. The outdoor bath and shower was just as amazing as it looked in the pictures! We didnt want to leave

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on September 22nd, 2022

Thanks for the review and photos! Glad you enjoyed the trails and discovered new things!

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Hipcamper Ashley

Prívate oasis

Ashley A.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2022

We loved everything about our stay! The privacy, the outdoor shower and tub, the river access, the games, the bbq pit on the porch. Such a unique experience. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Mandy

Slice of heaven!

Mandy S.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2022

What a wonderful slice of Heaven!!! Perfect place to park our van for the night, squeeze in some fly fishing down on the river and relax in the amazing outdoor bathroom. Would love to return and rent the cabin sometime. They have seriously thought of everything! Todd was a great communicator and was quick to answer any questions that we had. Our only regret was that we only got to stay one night on our way up to Branson. We did not want to leave :(. Would be amazing during the cooler months!

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on August 16th, 2022

So happy that you enjoyed this slice of Heaven! :-) Thanks for sharing the great photos of the smallmouth bass and outdoor bathhouse!

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Hipcamper amanda
Amanda F.
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July 29th, 2022

I tent camped for a night at Todd’s place during a recent road trip and absolutely loved it! Todd was also very quick to respond to all of the questions I had once at the property. The outdoor bath house was the highlight for me. The decor had a super fun vintage vibe and you definitely can’t beat the view of the river from the tub! I hope to return in the fall or spring to stay longer so I can enjoy more of what the property has to offer as well as explore more at the national park and partake in other activities Todd highlights in his email guide. Definitely would recommend for a relaxing camping experience!

Tree swing and the firepit area in the distance.  Loved the vibe of this area.  There’s also several hammocks, tether ball & another game to keep busy with, but I forgot to take a photo.Down at the river.  The drought made water levels a bit low, but it’s still so pretty!River in the opposite direction.I chose to pitch my tent on the deck so I could wake up in the morning to see the river.
Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on July 30th, 2022

We're glad you enjoyed the vibe and relaxation of the place. Thanks for sharing so many great photos! The bathhouse looks cool in your photo from the river. Come back soon and take more photos!

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Hipcamper Linden
Linden L.
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June 17th, 2022

Camping on this land was absolutely amazing! They had so many accessible amenities and it was truly stunning and beautiful. We had a rejuvenating experience and enjoyed the property so much.

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on June 28th, 2022

We're glad you loved the amenities and beauty of the property! Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Carla

The best of river camping

Carla C.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

One of our favorite spots to date. Amenities were plentiful, the soda machine visited daily, the river level and temps were perfect! We parked our camper van close to the cabin/fire pit area which was excellent for our needs (we could get wifi access and both shade/sun for solar panels). Days were spent down by the river, evenings on the deck enjoying a meal and conversation. The bath house was a dream and it seemed as though the tub was recently refinished. We greatly appreciated the string lights around the cabin area and the option to turn the security cams on at night. We felt safe at all times. Trails were lovely. A visit to grandma in Mt. Ida was shy of 30 minutes, one way. We will be returning!

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on June 1st, 2022

Thanks for sharing some photos! It's always fun for us to see the property through the eyes of others. Looks like you found a great spot to park your van by the cabin, and glad you found some relaxing spots in the river! Come back soon!

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State
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