Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property 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 c
Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property 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 vacation cabin above the river. The cabin will be vacant during your stay but is not available from this listing. 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, so seclusion is abundant! Water is available in the bathhouse and through a water spigot at the cabin. Electricity is available outside the cabin. The bathhouse contains an outdoor shower, antique tub, and sink. There is an outhouse with flushing toilet available for our camping guests near the cabin. ATVs are not allowed to be used on the property.
We can only rent to 2 people max even though the property is large (That's 40 acres per person!!)
Calendar - We have to keep the calendar for camping mostly blocked for dates more than a month out. We rent the cabin as our primary rental on HipCamp and on another site, but this listing is for camping only and NOT for the cabin.
Cell service is poor. AT&T works about 5% at the cabin (just in a couple spots); Verizon works ok near 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 the weather is good but a small SUV or truck is recommended.
116 steps down to the river from the cabin and parking area.
Pop-up and campers less than 18' long welcome, but anything larger may not fit due to trees.
Naturist or nude camping 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. Switch off security camera if it is not already off.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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A paddle boat is available to use. Two people are required to move it to and ...Read more
Propane for grill
Propane for the grill is provided
4 kayaks are available to enjoy
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Our 3 miles of trails are best suited for walking. There are great mountain biking trails at local parks about 30 minutes away.
4 kayaks, tubes, and 1 paddle boat are available for campers.
There are 3 miles of trails on the property that wind through the forest on both sides of the river.
Kayaks are available to enjoy in the swimming hole at the base of the deck stairs. Paddle up and down stream from the cabin.
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
Birds, squirrels, beavers, turtles, and fish are common. Less common are bobcats, otters, and even a couple black bear. The b...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Private River- Kayaks & Bathhouse! in Arkansas.
Does a rock beach along the river count? :-)
Mostly pine forest with some hardwood.
A natural small hot spring is about 5 miles away. We can give you directions. The well-known town of Hot Springs is a 45 minute...Read more
Several lakes are within about 30 minutes from the property. (Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson, De Gray Lake)
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
2-6 ft deep across the entire property. This provides about 1/3 miles of wide swimming area.
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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Be fearless bathe outside
My wife and I stayed here 2 nights in our camper van and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The serene tranquility and layout of the property was unmatched. 10 stars. Our favorite was the outdoor nestled bathhouse on the ridge with hot running water.. so relaxing. I debated dulling down the review for fear the place will become too popular….
This place is an oasis- I loved exploring the property and the incredible views. I would highly recommend this stay to anyone looking to get some peace and quiet!
I used this beautiful space as a personal retreat for some "me time" and it was wonderful! It is spacious enough for families, but cozy for any size. The outdoor bathtub was of course a highlight, but everything about the space and property is relaxing and homey. This time of year is probably the lowest point for the river, but it is still nice and clear. I do recommend a 4WD for the gravel road's hills, as the hosts mention, but I managed in a 2WD Rav4. I would use 4WD in the future, though. Thank you to the hosts!
We stayed at Todd's site during a cross county road trip and the location was amazing! Remote and secluded but with many amenities that we did not find elsewhere. Kayaking on the river was a perfect start to the day and the outdoor shower was better than described. Highly recommend!
We had the best three night getaway!! The host were thoughtful and their place has absolutely beautiful views, and so peaceful and serene. We would definitely recommend and visit again!