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Ouachita River Haven

99%
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· Pencil Bluff, Arkansas
15 acres
21 sites
6 Lodging
2 RV/Tent
13 Tent
Welcome to Ouachita River Haven! Nestled between Ouachita National Forest property and the Ouachita River, our Haven is a peaceful little slice of nature for you to take a break, catch your breath, and enjoy the outdoors! Property has 1000 ft of river access, with canoe & kayak docks, swimming hole, volleyball and tetherball, horseshoes, swings. We offer hiking, mountain biking, and river shuttles as well as canoe/kayak/tube rentals and shuttles. Such trips should be reserved in advance by messaging us or visiting our website. Our office sells firewood for $5/bundle. We also have a small array of custom woodwork items from our woodshop, freeze dried snacks and hiking restocks, food from local vendors, and souvenirs! All primitive sites have a picnic table, fire ring, and campfire grill grate. Electric sites are 30 amp, if using for tent camping you will need a 3-prong converter (we can rent one to you for $5 if you do not have your own). RV/Camper MAXIMUM length is 28 feet. Tipi rental is a camping experience only; it does not have electricity, a/c or heat. There are solar lights inside. We do have a Queen Sized outdoor bed and bedding available to add to rental for $10/night. Bunkhouse is a camping experience - bring your own bedding. A/C, heat, electricity, TV & DVDs, Microwave, and Mini fridge are inside. Guests use campground restrooms Campground restrooms and showers are a short walk from campgrounds. We are pet-friendly. Dogs must be leashed at all times that they are not in a tent or camper and friendly with other dogs and people. There is a working dog on the property-he is friendly with all people and dogs.
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Pencil Bluff, Arkansas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Amanda S.Joined in March 2021
99%
87 ratings · 76 reviews
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Kaelyn T.recommends
January 29, 2023
Taysha Tipi
Slept like a baby, highly recommend to fellow campers!
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Lona L.recommends
January 2, 2023
Taysha Tipi
We have stayed in the Tipi several times and have always had a pleasurable experience
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Lona L.recommends
January 2, 2023
Enchanted Cabin
Our family trip here was amazing. We love the cabins and the tipi!
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Kelsey L.recommends
December 31, 2022
Enchanted Cabin
Everything was as better than expected and overall was a great experience. Will return as well as recommend to others.
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Lona L.recommends
December 20, 2022
Enchanted Cabin
Christmas n smores
Cabin is cute and cozy. Checked in on fb for a smores kit. Christmas decor around the campground was a beautiful touch
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Kelly K.recommends
November 23, 2022
E2
Quiet and peaceful
Very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. Would definitely recommend!
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Lauren G.recommends
November 8, 2022
Taysha Tipi
Love Ouachita River Haven! We are regular tent campers but have never stayed in the tipi. Super nice and convenient. Great tent camping experience but a little less work for us.
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Billy S.recommends
November 7, 2022
13
Go Here
Loved this place: Staff was very accommodating. Had some bad weather and staff came down to check on us and offered us a place to stay in case it got to crazy. They weren't over bearing they let us ride it out; without forcing us to go inside. The dog Shop came down every morning to greet my nephews and hang out for a bit for belly rubs and maybe a couple Cheetos the "accidentally" got dropped. We did the primitive camping spot they are spread out far enough that you still feel like you have your own space. They did have the water turned off for winter. So maybe grab a case of water when you go. Not deducting any review points because I know if I ask they would have accommodated. There is plenty of fire wood laying around that was a worry of mine. The sites are first come first serve so maybe get there right at noon which is the check in to get a spot close to the river. The bathrooms are kind of a walk from the tent sites so if someone with limited mobility is camping you may have to drive them up. probably like 200 hards or less away. Each sites also has a Fire ring as well as "fire grill" so you don't have to bring a grate, also each place has a picnic table. Overall Amazing spot, Feels secluded enough without feeling like a KOA but enough amenities that your not roughing it.
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Cat S.recommends
October 31, 2022
E1
The owners were very welcoming and helpful immediately upon arrival. Beautiful spot!
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Kaeli W.recommends
October 28, 2022
Taysha Tipi
Great time to get away from societ!
What a beautiful site! The tent was cozy and they even left us some fire wood! There was a grounds dog that was too sweet. Definitely bring some lights as there’s only lights in the tent if your looking for a solo night alway from society this is the spot! Absolutely beautiful spot, quiet, great people. Will come back!
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Jeremiah H.recommends
October 24, 2022
E1
Fall 2022
Amanda, and her husband, have a wonderful location for those that enjoys some peace and quiet with the outdoors. Our family of four stayed in a camper close to the bathrooms. The slope was gradual and easy to back in/level, and the small campground made bathroom visits minimal for other guests. Some things to know, the water is well water (I believe) so there is an odor to it. It’s not a problem, just catches you off guard when you first brush your teeth or go for a glass to drink. The grounds are well kept and manicured, including the dock. During our stay, the river was abnormally low. But, that made way for some water crossing on foot that normally wouldn’t be an option. If you have a dog that doesn’t get along with other dogs, there is a stray dog that frequents the area. He is super sweet, but may come say hi to an otherwise unhappy family dog. Just an fyi. 10/10, we would absolutely come back!
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Nickolas B.recommends
October 23, 2022
13
Awesome campsite!
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Ron B.recommends
October 19, 2022
E1
Awesome Expwrience!
Amazing location and great host. Close enough to hear the waters of Ouachita River. Very clean and well kept camp sites. Great location.
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Iriscconnolly ?.recommends
October 16, 2022
E1
Sarah left great instructions to the campsite. Sites were well spaced apart.
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Emily G.recommends
October 10, 2022
Taysha Tipi
Truly an opportunity to unplug!
Our stay at Amanda’s tipi was exactly the back to nature experience we wanted! The land and space was beautiful. A new, upgraded bathhouse was a nice surprise. The mattress in the tipi is an air mattress and the bedding is a quilt. Perfect for summer camping trips, but we’re glad we brought additional blankets. Our favorite part was the warm welcome from the pup at camp.
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Alyssa H.recommends
October 9, 2022
E2
Quiet family grounds
We loved the family vibes of this place! Private sites, beautiful property, knowledgeable hosts, what more could you ask for? Oh, but of course dogs! Our herd loved Shop- the grounds dog, and so did we. Five minute drive to the store, but plenty of relaxation.
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Lona L.recommends
October 8, 2022
Taysha Tipi
The Tipi was everything we could have hoped for. Loved the Halloween decor..lots of places for amazing pictures. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Casey who made us feel at home. My daughter enjoyed meeting other kids at the campground and loved the tire swings. If you want to be river front get a tent site. I enjoyed being secluded on the hill in the Tipi away from everyone. It only takes a about 2 min to walk down to the water. The whole property is gorgeous. It was an amazing experience and we will be back.
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Nichole B.recommends
September 25, 2022
13
I highly enjoyed camping on Amanda's land! This was my first experience camping in Arkansas and it was the perfect introduction. The campsites were spaced far enough apart that you didn't feel on top of each other, yet close enough that it wasn't a long walk to get to where you wanted to go. The access to the river was easily accessible and we all enjoyed the swims we took. The camp dog Shop came for a visit and played with my dog for a bit and let us pet him. He was very friendly and well behaved. Amanda and her husband were great host and answered every question we had. I would most definitely camp there again.
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Christophe T.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 6 - Premier Riverfront Sites
Extremely beautiful campsite right along the river! The hosts were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this campground!
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Elizabeth W.recommends
September 5, 2022
E1
Beautiful camping!
The tent camping area was beautiful with easy access to the Ouachita river. Amanda's husband goes out of his way to make sure you have a great experience. He even gave us directions to a little know area spring. We very much enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this site!
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Courtney P.recommends
August 31, 2022
E1
My family and a friend family stayed for 3 nights and 4 days here . Very nice people . Wasn't to far from the river . We even had the chance to see a friendly baby deer. One of the nights we stayed , there was a storm rolling in , we were in tents . Amanda & Casey took time to come to us and let us know if weather got to bad or kids got scared we could sit out the storm in one of there cabins . Loved the fact they took that into consideration. We will be back for sure ! Very polite people . Checked on us as well .
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Sarah D.recommends
August 25, 2022
Taysha Tipi
The tipi was great. But next time I will tent camp because those sites are right next to the river! It was gorgeous and very refreshing. Overall the stay was very peaceful.
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Sandra H.recommends
July 24, 2022
E1
We enjoyed the drive here, it was a beautiful one! Close to Hot Springs, AR. Chop was an amazing addition to our stay. I am happy to have read Amanda’s instructions before arriving, bugs do get wild but thankfully I had plenty of bug spray!
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Amanda A.recommends
July 17, 2022
E1
Area was beautiful! Very pet friendly, my dog had the best time. Host was super attentive. I will be staying again.
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Laura D.recommends
July 6, 2022
E1
We really enjoyed the campground. Nice shower house, easy access to the water, and friendly/helpful staff. We will definitely come back. Thank y’all!
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Anne P.recommends
July 2, 2022
Taysha Tipi
Beautifully manicured property and wonderful hosts. We'd love to return and spend more time !
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Abigail R.recommends
June 29, 2022
E1
Communication and flexibly
Amanda communicated promptly and was very flexible when my plans changed.
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Amber D.recommends
June 27, 2022
E1
We had the most magical stay here. We swam and played and would love to return for a longer visit.
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Bryan L.recommends
June 18, 2022
13
MTB and Camping!!
Amazing place to camp! We roof top tent camped on the river bank, then we’re less than 10 min away from a womble trail entrance! Amanda and her husband were so sweet to us! Would come back for sure!
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Anna S.recommends
June 6, 2022
13
The primitive camp sites are very spacious and shady and by the river. Great for camping in Arkansas Summer heat! The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a gorgeous area to camp.
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