Privacy! Scenery! And the extraordinary Cadron Creek! Due to requests to totally "get away from it all" we again welcome guests to come enjoy our campground perched on the bluffs overlookiing Cadron Creek with nary another soul in sight. There are several campsites on the property but no more than 2-3 reservations are offered at any time -- in fact, we usually limit it
Privacy! Scenery! And the extraordinary Cadron Creek! Due to requests to totally "get away from it all" we again welcome guests to come enjoy our campground perched on the bluffs overlookiing Cadron Creek with nary another soul in sight. There are several campsites on the property but no more than 2-3 reservations are offered at any time -- in fact, we usually limit it to one single party. It is that special!! And jaw-dropping beautiful! Sparky, the stone mason who quarried, cut and stacked every rock on every trail within the campground, has created a wondrous place to come camp and explore. We are now restoring Sparky's original homestead -- the one room cabin (soon to be our new "romantic retreat"), outdoor kitchen and shower, a two-hole traditional Swedish utedass–or privy, and a chicken house. As to where to sleep ... well you may lay your head anywhere -- under the stars, atop a pinnacle, out in a field or sheltered in the woods by the river.
The famed Cadron Boy slept in a rock crevice hidden from view for months before he was discovered. Most people camp in 1) Sparky's Garden -- it is easily accessible, level, soft, and open to the stars yet the rock walls and banisters provide for a homey, safe feeling. An obvious favorite and the most popular spot. However, one of our favorite spots is atop 2) Deer Stand Rock which is literally perched atop a rock pinnacle -- great views but a long fall, be careful; this is NOT a place for "sleepwalkers". USE CAUTION. You can also camp atop the bluff just up the hill from Deer Stand (and closer to your car) and still have some great sunset views. As for privacy then we suggest 3) Piney Hideaway -- a campsite hidden from view in the stand of a large grove of pine trees west of Sparky's cabin. Trails from Sparky's Cabin lead in all directions.
The best trail -- the one to the creek -- descends over 100 feet to the creek that breaks out into view as you edge your way along the bluff only to find yourself descending a set of steps through a crack in the rocks. The trails from the campsites offer access to hiking, swimming, fishing and paddling. We'll be offering more info and pictures soon but wanted to get this posted if anyone wants a place far removed from everyone else for the Labor Day Holiday weekend.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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My husband and I had an amazing time at Batesville Mountain Campground. John was super accommodating and went above and beyond to give us the secluded weekend getaway we desperately needed. The property was well maintained and it was the perfect blend of primative camping with just the right amount of creature comforts for us. We were shocked how well established the paths were down to the creek for a private campground, it could have been mistaken for a state park. We will definitely be returning!
A lot to like at this place. Easy drive in spot, private, creek access, tons of stars.
Worth noting the cons though. As of now, there are still ticks. Also, while it is private and I never saw another person, you more than likely will hear the neighbors across the street cranking their motorcycles, blaring music (at multiple points of the day, including past 10 pm), and I also heard several gunshots (I’m assuming nearby hunting) right after sunrise.
Had a great time and will likely be back. Just wanted to let people know about the noise. Might be able to make it quieter if you hike your gear and camp closer to the creek, but I didn’t see any fire pits set up down there.